March 30th, 2009 in member junk     
RobJ98167 RobJ98167, member
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I had an old canopy (an "e-z up") whose top has seen better days - it was torn- so I did what any good re-user would do and made a new one from reed fencing. I am gonna put this where you see the bikes in front of the rain barrel. I was pricing gazebos and pergolas- $500 to $1500! And you know I am really cheap!
So I got my creative freak on and made this "roof" for my old canopy frame. Cost was about $50 for the reed fencing and $2 for the tie-wraps to attach it. I will add some pics when complete.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Rob Johnson
posted in: member junk, metal, eclectic, funky, , outdoor spaces, gazebo, reeds

Comments (4)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I too lost a canopy in the recent Michigan wind/rain storms this month and I need one or more in the yard as I cannot be in direct sunlight. I bought one on sale 10x12, but I liked the one I was 11.5 x 11.5 and I used landscape timbers as the 4 corner posts instead of the flimbsy poles it came with after the wind took one of those out on a previous rain where the thing buckled. The new one has screen walls too, with zippered doors. I guess that'll help with shade. I love your idea with replacing the roof part, but mine had a center pole holding it up and the materials you used wouldn't work on it. You certainly saved $$$!!! ~Mary~ Posted: 8:04 pm on July 21st
RobJ98167 writes: I am, as a matter of fact, selling the car! a 1966 Plymouth Valiant with fuzzy interior. Don't know if it is worth sending to Kentucky though! Posted: 10:17 pm on March 30th
piecesofthepast writes: Wow...are you by any chance selling the car in this pic?? I love it! I went to school with a guy named Rob Johnson, too! Posted: 9:14 pm on March 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I'm always for saving a buck but it looks like you've saved quite a few! Good thinking. It will also look great for the next party you throw too!
Candy Posted: 2:34 pm on March 30th
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