This is our back deck. It sits on the stone and due to the size and shape we didn't want to do anything that would take up space on the deck. Plus, at some point will be doing this over so pouring cement was not an option right now. Also, we don't want anything that will obstruct the view during the day.
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At our local home improvement store we purchased black, threaded, gas plumbing pipe-4 pieces.
We picked up 4 flanges. These got a couple coats of Rustoleum black paint. They will rust so unless you like that look do not skip this step. (We had the paint from another project.) We also had S-hooks but they are not expensive. Also, we had some calking we used to fill in the top of the flange so that water wouldn't get down inside the pipe. It is not a necessary step if you don't live in areas that freeze.
String lights ordered online were delivered in about 24 hours from ordering.
Based on our deck area we positioned the poles around the perimeter. The poles are about 10 feet long. They were pounded them into the ground leaving 8 feet exposed. We did use a level to make sure they were straight and plumb. They are already black and required no paint.
Flange and S-hooks
This was simply a matter of screwing them on top and slipping the s-hook on. At this point we had not painted them and had to go back later to do it right.
With that our new outdoor room was complete. Yes, it is seasonal but we love it and it does exactly what we had hoped it would. The deck is 16x16'. The cost of the materials: $141= $.55 per square foot. If you have to buy the s-hooks, caulking, zip ties and paint it will cost a little more-maybe $20 more.
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