Build a lasting memory with your next backyard project

By Hawaii Renovation Posted in: BackyardExterior
August 31, 2014

There are regular backyard projects, and then there are those special backyard projects that bring families closer together, both during the construction and while enjoying the finished piece. If you want to improve your backyard with a special project for your family this year, but you’re not sure what to build, here are a few fun ideas.

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Wood raised-garden planter

If anyone in your home has a green thumb, this is a great idea. A raised planter bed keeps the soil warmer longer, which will extend the gardening season. Your plants will also enjoy better soil conditions because the soil won’t be walked on. Finally, raised beds make it easier to protect your plants from hungry, nibbling animals.

Wood treehouse

One of the iconic mainstays of childhood: If you have young children at home, they will love it. Incorporate extra elements into your tree house (ladders, slides, climbing wall, etc.) for prolonged enjoyment.

Wood swing set

Build it as an attachment to the tree-house or as a standalone project. In either case, a swing set is sure to be popular. Basing the posts into the ground and building your set from quality treated lumber means it will be ready for your children — and for any full-grown kid who wants to swing away nostalgically.

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Wood sandbox

Another iconic childhood toy. Building a sandbox with higher side walls will reduce the amount of sand that spills over the side, and adding a base means this section of your yard won’t be filled with sand forever. You may also consider building a wooden cover for your child’s sand-box to hide toys from sight and from the elements.

Picnic table

Not every project has to be designed just for the kids. A picnic table provides that at-the-park feeling right in your own backyard. Before you start your picnic table project, however, determine what style table you want (square, rectangle, hexagon, etc.) as well as the size of the table. If you have a large family or frequent guests, you may want to build a bigger table (but remember that this table will be harder to move around). If your table will only be used by a couple of people, a small, portable table is probably the better option.

Safe and environmentally friendly treated wood

Clean, odorless, non-staining and non-irritating, ProWood MCA treated lumber from Universal Forest Products is safe for humans, animals and the environment. The process used to treat this wood has gained Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) status as certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), a third-party certification services and standards development company. The preservative in ProWood MCA treated lumber has earned NAHB’s Green Approved Product certification and the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification.

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Color your wood

Add a touch of color to your backyard project with ProWood Dura Color. It’s color-infused MCA-treated lumber, so your swing set, picnic table or sandbox will retain a colorful appearance for years. To learn more about ProWood MCA treated lumber and to find inspiration for your next project, visit www.ProWoodLumber.com.

This article is courtesy of Brandpoint.