How to Build a Windsor Shade Structure

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6 Steps to building the Windsor Shade Structure. This project takes approximately 2-days and can be accomplished using basic homeowner tools.

Step 1: Prepare Footings
Step 2: Set Posts
Step 3: Attach Support Beams
Step 4: Attach Braces
Step 5: Rafters
Step 6: Louvers

What is needed for the job
  • Con Common, Con Heart or Grade Redwood
  • Braces
  • 9″ Bolts
  • Circular Saw
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