BRIGHT IDEA

Do It Yourself - - MAKE IT -

Light­ing makes out­door spa­ces feel invit­ing, above left. To in­stall light­ing sup­ports, sink con­crete forms at each end or cor­ner (deep enough to go be­low the frost line). Cen­ter a same-height piece of 1-inch-di­am­e­ter PVC pipe inside and fill form around pipe with con­crete. Cut ¾-inch con­duit to the height you want the lights, plus the height of the PVC pipe. Screw a ¾-inch cap onto the con­duit end, and drill a hole 1 inch be­low. Feed a screw eye through the hole and se­cure with a nut. Prime and paint the pole, then feed it into the PVC. At­tach lights to the screw eye us­ing zip tie, above mid­dle.

RE­MOVE THE STRING-LIGHT POLES WHEN NOT IN USE, AND MOW RIGHT OVER THE CON­CRETE BASES, IF NEEDED.

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