Owner, who left his number w my children as they were fishing the vintage brick foundation out from the floor site, advised that I could have all the rock if I would tear it all down. Apparently, the city had advised him that it had become a liability because kids were loitering.   FREE (minus a little blood, sweat, and insecticide):  VINTAGE HAND QUARRIED FLAT EDGED TRAVERTINE/QUARTZ ROCK FROM THE 1920's

Owner, who left his number w my children as they were fishing the vintage brick foundation out from the floor site, advised that I could have all the rock if I would tear it all down. Apparently, the city had advised him that it had become a liability because kids were loitering. FREE (minus a little blood, sweat, and insecticide): VINTAGE HAND QUARRIED FLAT EDGED TRAVERTINE/QUARTZ ROCK FROM THE 1920's

what $100 bought:  thirty foot covered porch that we cut into 3 10 ft sections, theory door gable comprises of lap and shiplap, More shiplap, vintage screen doors, tapered pillars, 100+ year-old solid wood farmhouse door, hand fired brick foundation piers, 30x40 section of solid wood red oak planks in 20 ft and under sections, heavy duty cinder blocks that had been used as footing, and various lengths (30 foot and under) 2x12's of virgin oak for days!!!  Oh, and a set of 1950's card table…

what $100 bought: thirty foot covered porch that we cut into 3 10 ft sections, theory door gable comprises of lap and shiplap, More shiplap, vintage screen doors, tapered pillars, 100+ year-old solid wood farmhouse door, hand fired brick foundation piers, 30x40 section of solid wood red oak planks in 20 ft and under sections, heavy duty cinder blocks that had been used as footing, and various lengths (30 foot and under) 2x12's of virgin oak for days!!! Oh, and a set of 1950's card table…

Garden Seating | Barley Sandstone Patio | Golden Fossil Walling | Country Garden Design | Landscaping

Garden Seating | Barley Sandstone Patio | Golden Fossil Walling | Country Garden Design | Landscaping

The structure was built onto a concrete-and-steel base. At left is the porch, pre-screening; at right is a cantilevered outdoor shower off the bathroom. The exterior cladding is cedar, stained in four different colors then placed randomly “for a different palette of colors, like a blend of bricks,” says Panton. “The owner’s favorite color is purple, so we added a purple board here and there.”

Texas Bunkhouse by Erika Heet

The structure was built onto a concrete-and-steel base. At left is the porch, pre-screening; at right is a cantilevered outdoor shower off the bathroom. The exterior cladding is cedar, stained in four different colors then placed randomly “for a different palette of colors, like a blend of bricks,” says Panton. “The owner’s favorite color is purple, so we added a purple board here and there.”

Shop Wayfair for A Zillion Things Home across all styles and budgets. 5,000 brands of furniture, lighting, cookware, and more. Free Shipping on most items.

Shop Wayfair for A Zillion Things Home across all styles and budgets. 5,000 brands of furniture, lighting, cookware, and more. Free Shipping on most items.

Illustration: Howard Digital | thisoldhouse.com | from Photoshop Redo: How to Rework a Ranch

Photoshop Redo: How to Rework a Ranch

Illustration: Howard Digital | thisoldhouse.com | from Photoshop Redo: How to Rework a Ranch

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This is just amazing.  This site has tons of pergola plans that should be easy for a builder to follow.

This is just amazing. This site has tons of pergola plans that should be easy for a builder to follow.

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