The Arbor Project: The Side Details (Sneak Peek 3)

Today's sneak peak reveals a couple more features of the Arbor.  The picture to the right reveals the sides but also offers a glimmer of the landscaping.  I could have built solid sides for the arbor but I had an idea that repeats a diamond shape theme from another element of the arbor. The diamonds are made from 1"x2"s with eyehooks in the corners.  The eyehooks attach to a black chain that matches the solar lanterns we hung. My orginal intent was to have the diamonds attach at each corner to the arbor to become mostly stabilized.  As I was attaching the top I realized that the diamonds would gently turn as they caught the breeze and become a wind feature. My mom even recommended I add some prisms to the inside of the diamonds to reflect the light. I think it's a good idea and may do that later. 

In the back you can see a couple of the plantings and the stone border. The stones are 16 inches long (41 pounds!) and define the border between the self seeding garden and the arbor.

Previous Peeks!

Sneak Peek 1: Solar Lights

Sneak Peek 2: Scotch Moss

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