Weekend Three Assembling Our Pergola and Picnic Table

Are you a DIY (Do It Yourself) or PITFB (Put It Together From Box) builder?

Are you great a woodworking?

Are you great at reading a diagram and putting projects together?

My husband is a DIY (Do It Yourself) and a PITFB (Put It Together From Box using instructions included) to build the item. 

Well, this weekend, my family purchased a pergola and picnic table.

My husband and I removed all of the materials from the box one by one to make it easier to carry.

Next, my husband organized the boards and our sons label each of them to make it easier to choose the items that we need.

Finally, we are able to build the pergola as a family.

Everything was going great until my husband and I had to put

the rafters together.

Why was putting the rafters on top of a pergola a problem for me?

First, I am afraid of heights. 

Seconds, it requires me to climb a ladder and use a drill and drive in screws while I am standing on a ladder high off the ground.

I was extremely afraid of getting on the ladder. I was hugging the pole tight while I screwed each rafter in. My husband was on one end of the pergola while I was on the other end.

Why did I climb the ladder to assist my husband with the rafters?

I knew that my husband would watch me to ensure that I was safe. I knew that this part of the pergola require two people to complete the task.

Back to the topic of this blog, after we assembled the pergola, my husband ask me what color would I like the picnic table.

Of course, I decided that I would like the picnic table turquoise and brown. 

My husband painted the table and sets walnut and the legs turquoise. I choose a beautiful combination because it goes with our interior color scheme.

After the picnic table was dry, my husband and I assembled it.

I can say that our deck is my new area to relax and enjoy. I call it Linders’ Retreat.

Linders’ Retreat is a place where I go to relax from a long stressful day or I use it to take a few minutes to myself.

I highly recommend that everyone choose a place for yourself to relax. It is truly rejuvenating to your mind, body, and soul.

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My name is Denise. I am a wife and mother. I have homeschooled for a total of nine years. I enjoy homeschooling and sharing my advice with others. I have been married for a total of 15 years to my best friend, handsome, and supportive husband Tim. Besides being a wife, I am the mother to two smart, fun, loving, and handsome boys Tyron and Tyson. I am the mother to two fur babies my Cane Corso (Italian Mastiff) Ebony and Shaka Zulu. Along with being a wife and mother, I am a blogger and entrepreneur. My blog website is www.deveghomemama.com , and it is all about homeschooling, being plant based, and everyday life of a homeschool family. In addition, I have an online business called Deveghomemama Unlimited Custom Designs where I sell custom and handcrafted merchandise. If you would like to view my merchandise, here is the link https://www.deveghomemama.com/unlimited-custom-designs. If you would like to follow me on my social media outlet, they are Facebook and Instagram: Deveghomemama Facebook Business: Deveghomemama Unlimited Custom Designs. Recently, I opened an Etsy Store titled DeveghomemamaUCD where I sell handcrafted jewelry, natural bath and body gift baskets, wax melts, and apparel. Here is the direct link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DeveghomemamaUCD