Ana illausky
Ana illausky
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  • York, SC

Building A Garden Footbridge Made Easy!


I always wanted a footbridge in our outdoor space.Because we love taking on projects(DIY).We searched online to find the easiest design for us.
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One of my favorite Home stores(LOWES) has directions on line for, How To Build A Footbridge. It gives you step by step directions.Also if you want railings added
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The directions cause for a 16 ft. bridge. We didn't need one that long.We made ours 8 ft. long to accommodate the space.
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Following directions, everything was pre cut and nailed together and rough edges sanded.
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building a garden footbridge made easy , gardening, how to, landscape, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects
I choose to use a solid stain,(Olympic) Seafoam(color).
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I added a small stencil detail.
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building a garden footbridge made easy , gardening, how to, landscape, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects
Love this color! It's my second time using this color.I also used it on my potting bench. This bridge was placed where there is a low dip and rock bed.
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Here is a front view.
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here is a pic of the bridge placed from the slope to landing on the other side.
building a garden footbridge made easy , gardening, how to, landscape, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects
building a garden footbridge made easy , gardening, how to, landscape, outdoor furniture, woodworking projects
Love how this came out! Not only decorative but functional in the garden where I spend so much time. Thanks For Visiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood,Nails and Paint  (Lowes)
  • Stencil  (Hobby Lobby)

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2 questions
  • Ranee
    on Jun 24, 2016

    I also like the wood patio. Did you do that? If so, how? What's under it?

    • Ana illausky
      on Jun 24, 2016

      Hi Ranee, There is a bigger picture of my crafting cottage located here on my blog(finally the wait is over,My crafting cottage). Thanks

  • Rita Little
    on Jan 5, 2017

    can you use landscape loges to build this garden bridge?

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