Awhile back I mentioned I'd be enlisting the help of my favorite neighborhood boys
for my next diy. They're getting close to fitting me in their busy social schedule. :)
Here's a preview of what I have in mind.
The roughest prototype ever...of an awning!
(Please disregard our filthy door covered in pollen, thank you!)
The classic style of an awning has always been a favorite, I've wanted one forever, I
wrote this black and white awning post a year ago. Nothing too fancy, just something simple
above our front door. I was taken by surprise at $800 when I checked into a local awning
company, or $480 for an 'install it yourself, diy kit' online.
Just the motivation for a DIYer to start scheming a way to DIY!
Several things to consider when thinking about what kind of awning you want...
A long time favorite, but the projection is too much for ours.
I'd like something a tad more substantial.
I'd like more of the window visible, in awning terms that's called, less drop.
I'd like more drop.
Not this much drop.
Close to perfect!
After analyzing these, my prototype needs some tweaking (more drop) to get the look I'm
going for. If you're wondering where the neighbor boys come in, they took a welding class
in high school last year. They are ingenious kids and I'm confident they can figure out how
to weld the metal bars that will make the awning frame...stay tuned!