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How to Build a Redwood Shade Structure

Fun in the sun is a lot more fun if there's a well-built shady area to cool off.

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Top 77 Shade Projects

  1. 1. Building a Pergola (1 minute) (00:55)

    A pergola adds shade and a splash of architecture to your yard.

  2. 2. Barbecue Island (04:51)

    A small, odd-shaped yard is transformed into a griller's paradise.

  3. 3. How to Build a Wood Pergola

    Pergolas provide some much needed shade from the summer sun.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  4. 4. Trellis Planter Pots for Patio (00:01:00)

    DIY trellis planter pots customize a shade structure with colorful plants.

  5. 5. Building a Pergola (03:31)

    A pergola adds shade and a splash of architecture to your yard.

  6. 6. Shade Trees and Easy-Care Perennials

    DIY Network garden experts offer planting information for 11 shade trees and easy-care perennials.

  7. 7. Tree-Canopied Outdoor Kitchen (00:03:49)

    This outdoor kitchen takes advantage of the yard's natural canopy of trees.

  8. 8. Steel Arbor (03:20)

    A steel arbor with retractable shade panels adds new life to this backyard.

  9. 9. Dog Shade Structure (20:01)

    Kenny designs an effective and durable shade structure for Rocky and Gizmo.

  10. 10. How to Build a Shade Canopy Frame To A Deck

    Step-by-step instructions for building a shade canopy frame structure for your deck.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  11. 11. Shady Beach Backyard (00:03:50)

    The crew adds welcome shade and a beachy vibe to this desert backyard.

  12. 12. Shade-Tolerant Plants

    DIY Network experts offer 11 shade-tolerant plants and the planting information for each zone.

  13. 13. Tudor vs. Japanese (04:26)

    An English Tudor escape faces off against a Japanese hideaway retreat.

  14. 14. The Young and Desperate Part 2 (04:45)

    An ugly awning and peeling paint are just two of this home's many problems.

  15. 15. Funky Free-Form Lampshade (04:24)

    Create this funky freeform lampshade with beads, decoupage glue and a wire.

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