Reader Project: Grand Backyard Patio and Pergola

Michael McGuire didnt originally plan totackle this huge project himself. But afterseeing the contractors bid, he decided to DIY.

Michael McGuire didnt originally plan totackle this huge project himself. But afterseeing the contractors bid, he told his wife, Ithink I can do it myself. And he did.Built entirely from cast concrete stone,Michaels curvaceous creation covers morethan 750 sq. ft. The Stonehenge-style surroundis made from wall blocks glued togetherwith construction adhesive. In addition tothe pergola, the patio features a fire pit and awalkway to the front yard. But Michael isntdone yet; future plans include a koi pond anda stone bridge alongside the patio.

This patio is my prideand joy. It consumed my wholesummer, but it was worth it. Michael McGuire

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