Michelle
Michelle
  • Tutorial Team
  • Mesa, AZ

Patio Surround

5 Materials
$200
8 Hours
Medium

We have a very small Arizona yard, so in order to have a little privacy in the hot tub, I came up with the idea of building a simple surround that would provide privacy, but still allow viewing the stars

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This is the "before". Awesome hot tub, but not much privacy

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Very small yard with neighbors closeby....

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We used only (4) 4X4's that were 10 feet long. We cemented them into the ground, buried 2 feet deep for stability. And then used 2X4's along the top to connect them. (Sorry, I got excited while doing this project and forgot to take photos of the structure before hanging the pipe and curtains  )

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I bought these heavy duty hooks and some 1 inch galvanized pipe that I had Home Depot cut to the proper lengths.

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I screwed hooks to the underside of the top support beams and then slid the pipe into them.

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I bought canvas drop cloths...

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...and clip curtain rings. The drop cloths were 9 feet long and I only needed about 8 feet, so I measured each drop cloth and folded over the excess, ironing the fold for a crisp finish.

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Then I measured and spaced the clips evenly on the drop cloth curtains and slid the rings onto the pipes. Finally, I screwed end caps on the ends of the pipes.

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I screwed more hooks onto the sides of the 4X4's to hold the tiebacks. I made tiebacks out of rope I had leftover from a previous project.

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And I'm done! Pretty simple project and we love the end result.

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Curtains opened.

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Curtains closed.

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Just the right amount of privacy. We decided not to put curtains on the other end and leave it open. The privacy is just really for the hottub

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