Stuff I've made/built - PVC pipe canopy for backyard bar and grill

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2" pvc pipe, sun shade fabric, buckets filled with concrete, and diy "clips" from 2"pvc pieces. Can be taken down for winter.

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Used about 12 2" pvc pipes. Tried 1 1/2 inch, but bowed way too much. Upright 2" pvc pipe slides over 3 ft long 1 1/2 " pvc pipe imbedded in cement in each 3 gal bucket. Made mistake of not filling buckets completely full of cement,so we had to drill holes in bucket sides for water to drain out.

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Made clips out of the leftover pvc pieces, just cut about 1 1/4 of the pipe off, rounded over all the edges. Clips didn't slide over fabric as planned, so had to practically line the clip with the fabric first to clip it onto the pipe. But the entire canopy is designed to be taken all down for the winter.

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Made this canopy to cover the bar/seating area this weekend (July 2014). Nice shade! It will do until we can build a nice wooden structure over the entire patio.....lol, in about 20 years or so. The bar top we made in 2013 worked great, needs a little sanding and more sealer, but we love it!

Painted block piers w Rustoleum Concrete & Deck "paint."  Dont confuse w Restore stain.  Had to glob into paint tray w thick stir stick, its like sandy, liquid stucco.  Brush/dabbed on 1st coat for coverage, used texturized rubber roller for texture on 2nd coat. Thick enough to cover seams in block, dries as hard as the concrete. Sun Shade Fabric, Restore Paint, Concrete Deck, Make Build, Backyard Bar, Stir Sticks, Pvc Pipe, Cinder, Canopy

Painted block piers w Rustoleum Concrete & Deck "paint." Dont confuse w Restore stain. Had to glob into paint tray w thick stir stick, its like sandy, liquid stucco. Brush/dabbed on 1st coat for coverage, used texturized rubber roller for texture on 2nd coat. Thick enough to cover seams in block, dries as hard as the concrete.

Found a 12 X 50 foot roll of sun shade off internet. Lightweight, doesn't bow the pvc. The sun shade is NOT total shade. It does let some light through. Sun Shade Fabric, Make Build, Backyard Bar, Pvc Pipe, Where The Heart Is, Canopy, Concrete, Hearts, Bow

Found a 12 X 50 foot roll of Coolaroo80-90% sun shade off internet. Lightweight, doesn't bow the pvc. The sun shade is NOT total shade. It does let some light through...

 Christened bar and seating area on Memorial Day Concept simple. Getting all squared and level is always hard, esp when patio is on a grade for runoff. Sun Shade Fabric, Make Build, Backyard Bar, Outdoor Furniture Sets, Outdoor Decor, Pvc Pipe, Canopy, Concrete, Grilling

Yes! Christened bar and seating area on Memorial Day 2013: Concept simple. Getting all squared and level is always hard, esp when patio is on a grade for runoff.

3 coats of Rustoleum Restore Stain, sanded it down enoght to let grain show and give it character, w coats of helmnsman outdoor poly (marine grade).  Mixed poly about 50/50 Mineral spirits, wiped on w/ old tshirt.  Wet sanded w/ 320 grit between coats.  Might do one more coat of poly.... maybe. Sun Shade Fabric, Make Build, Backyard Bar, Pvc Pipe, Restore, Canopy, Mineral, Concrete, Grilling

3 coats of Rustoleum Restore Stain, sanded it down enoght to let grain show and give it character, w coats of helmnsman outdoor poly (marine grade). Mixed poly about 50/50 Mineral spirits, wiped on w/ old tshirt. Wet sanded w/ 320 grit between coats. Might do one more coat of poly.... maybe.

This is the degree of shade from the sun fabric. Cuts out a lot of light, but lets enough through that you can see the shadows cast from the chairs. My plants will love it! Sun Shade Fabric, Make Build, Backyard Bar, Pvc Pipe, Canopy, Shadows, Sidewalk, Chairs, Patio

This is the degree of shade from the sun fabric. Cuts out a lot of light, but lets enough through that you can see the shadows cast from the chairs. My plants will love it!