Back yards serve many purposes. A place for your pets to run around and take care of their needs, playscapes for children (big and small), and a relaxing area to unwind and hang out with friends. Unfortunately, not all back yards are created equal. Good thing that your back yard is yours to do whatever you want with.
Imgur user “Arnotts83” chose to take on the challenge of turning this back yard into something he could enjoy with friends. With some hard work and ingenuity, his results are nothing short of inspiring.
I present to you, the disaster zone.
First task was to clear out the debris. He had to bring in a bobcat for the job. A great deal of dirt was removed.
He had to be careful because of the electric cable. His managers kept a close eye on things.
The perimeter was built with limestone blocks. I’m sure he got quite a workout moving this many 500x350x200mm bricks.
He used a wet yellow sponge to tidy up the mortar spaces.
Here we see the superintendent making sure everything goes according to plan. (Couldn’t leave this photo out)
The sitting area was coming together. The bench supports were built from H4 stumps and 70x45mm H3 pine frame.
Recycled jarrah (that’s a fun word) wood was used to construct the seating.
The “screwing off” was completed (his words, not mine). Looking great!
Looks like the superintendent approves.
The oil gloss will give it quite the stylish finish.
It’s starting to come together nicely.
Some limestone blocks were used as a shallow border to contain the flooring.
The final touch was adding the pebble rocks and firepit.
Now that is a transformation! Time to call over friends and family and let the good times roll on!