Planter Box and Deck

Everyday Gentleman

Our lawn was decimated by chinch bugs a couple of years ago and I kept hoping that our lawn would come back, but it didn’t.  My wife has been asking me that we needed to do something with the lawn for about 1+ years.  So I took out the old brick wall at our front patio and designed a more modern outdoor living space.

Original Front Patio Original Front Patio

Demo Brick and tools Demo Brick and tools

We framed the planter box and walkway with 2×4 contacted rated pressure treated wood.  We purchased our pressure treated from Southern Pine Lumber.  Jay is a very knowledgeable guy on all things lumber.

The plan was to create planter boxes and incorporating a sitting area.  The walkway deck is an afterthought, but it works pretty well with the design.

This project has taken a lot longer to complete, because through experience Ipe wood is a very hard wood to…

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