Build the Largest Structure Your Budget Will Allow
Contrary to what you may think, dinky decks and cramped patios make tight spaces seem even smaller. Marquette crafted his
arbor from cedar posts set atop concrete pads. Drawing inspiration from a lone cedar tree that grew in his backyard, the resourceful
designer got posts from area tree-trimming companies to build the 12- by 12-foot structure that covers his entire patio space.
Marquette (at left) mixed two sizes of Aztec gravel together so it would lock into place.