Now the fun stuff. Clean up and move the furniture back. Add the hanging plant hooks to the posts with a cordless screw gun: http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/p_10155_12602_009CH294000B?vName=Power+Tools+%26+Equipment&cName=Power+Tools&sName=Portable+Power+Tools&prdNo=25&blockNo=25&blockType=L25 Although the Lady ...
My Dad is a gardener. More specifically, he grows roses. Needless to say, he is outside a bunch. When he wasn't in the flower beds tending his roses, he was was sitting underneath the large arbor in his backyard. This under-engineered arbor supported four enormous Lady Banks Roses. This October, my Dad had an emergency double-bypass. The surgery went great and he was recovering nicely. His recovery included sitting at the back window looking at his neglected garden. Then, on top of that, his under-engineered arbor collapsed. Needless to say, it wasn't a great fall for my Dad.
Luckily, Thanksgiving was going to be at my Dad's house this year. That meant there would be lots of family members, a.k.a. free labor. We decided to rebuild the arbor while everyone was there.
After the collapse, I demolished what remained of the old arbor. I was lucky that all the posts were in good shape and could be used again. This meant that we only had to worry about the overhead structure.