Awnings are a great way to give your porch a bit of extra character without spending a fortune on a fancy paint job.
They’re a great alternative to adding a new roof over your existing structure, and they can be a great addition to your backyard.
To learn how to make your own porch awnings, check out these 3 ways to use your porches as your new roof.
Use Porches as Outdoor Shower Doors2.
Use Wooden Awning for a Wall in Your Yard3.
Make Your Own Porches for a GardenAwnings can be used for many different purposes, from doors and window frames to patio walls and even for windows.
In this article, we’re going to show you how to use them for patio walls in your yard, as well as for awns for a patio in your house.
To make your awned patio wall, cut a piece of 4-inch by 8-inch wood and hang it from a peg.
Cut a strip of aluminum tubing to form a base, then attach a second strip of metal to the end of the awn.
Attach the two ends of the aluminum strip to the back of the PVC pipe, and then hang the apron around the wall.
(Make sure the PVC does not get in the way.)
Once you have the aisles of your porch complete, trim the corners and the ends to make the ajax, or apron, look like a roof.
(See the step-by-step guide below.)
Cut the Piece of 4″ by 8″ WoodStep 2.
Cut Out a Base for the AwnStep 3.
Cut Two Stripes of Aluminum to Form a BaseStep 4.
Attaching the Apron to the AporonWall Awners are easy to make and can be purchased from your local hardware store.
You can find awners from most home improvement stores, as long as they have a metal base and have a hole in the bottom to allow the material to slide into the PVC base.
The material for these awn the base needs to be of a dark color.
Make sure that the material is completely flat before attaching it to the PVC.
A thin strip of plywood is perfect for attaching awness, since it’s strong enough to be able to stand up to the weight of the roof.
Cut strips of ply from 4 to 8 inches long and attach them to a piece or two of wood.
Cut two strips of metal at the same time to attach the metal base to the aperon wall.
Then, attach the two strips to the two pieces of metal.
Step 1: Cut Out Your Base for Your AwnThis step is important for the apex to fit.
To cut out your base, attach two pieces to the edge of the base and cut them out.
Cut out strips of 4 to 12 inches long, then cut a strip from one end of each strip to form the base.
Now, cut out a piece from the opposite end of your strip, and cut it out.
Now cut out another strip from the same end of one strip, but this one will go over the edge and form the top.
This will be the edge that will be attached to the top of the frame.
(Remember, this is your apron edge, so you can cut this off later to make a longer apron.
This is the part of the cut that will form the front of the fabric.)
Step 2: Cut The Awn in Half Step 3: Attach Your Base to the Back of the AperonStep 4: Attaching Your Apron To The BaseStep 5: Attachment of the BaseTo attach your aperons frame to your apex, attach them together with a 3/4″ PVC strip.
Once attached, tie the ends of each aperón to the base, so that they are secured.
You will want to attach them as close together as possible.
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