Every summer, it seems, I have a project, most often in the back yard, and this summer is no different. On the deck built in 2008, I initially installed a gazebo with a cloth roof. Bought it at Big Lots, and after a year or so, it came down due to weather, so I bought another one, installed it, it also came down during a snowfall. Installed a third, and it's been up for three years. However, it is weathered heavily, the canvas has UV damage, and it's falling apart.
In about 30 minutes I'll leave here to collect two grandsons and the materials for the project. I'll teach the boys some basic carpentry (very basic) and use the grunt labor that teenagers provide. This is going to be great!