DIY Network

Blog Cabin

Blog Cabin 2011: Q&A With Matt Blashaw (page 7 of 16)

You wanted to know! Our 2011 show host answers questions posted by fans of this year's getaway home, located in Susan, VA.

More in Blog Cabin

All About…

More Topics

Q. What type of treatment did you guys give the concrete patio? Any chance the pickets, railings on the double porches and bump outs where made from the original 2x4s or the shutters?

The patio floor is made of concrete cobblestone pavers. The system is incredibly easy to install (even in the fan pattern we created). The "stones" come attached to a plastic backing that keeps its shape when laid down. It's basically like installing big mosaic tiles, minus the mastic.


And no reclaimed wood was used on the porches and bump outs. We chose vinyl railings with Trex decking to withstand the weather and termites.