Holly Rose, Residential Realtor

The “Catio”

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  When I took a welding class at The Crucible, my first project was to design and build a cat-landing, at the same elevation as my raised floor diaphragm, that would allow me to install a cat door directly into the exterior wall of my house. The cat patio (catio) framing is made of 1.5″ L-channel […]

Midcentury style “walkway planters”

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I have a South-facing wall that was just crying out for tomato planters. Since the wall is along a fairly narrow walkway and I couldn’t find pre-manufactured planters of the right dimensions, I decided to build my own. I chose yellow cedar slats, because I love the way cedar smells, it stands up well to weather, […]

DIY stock tank veggie planter

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When my husband and I remodeled and expanded our home last year, my beloved rear garden was sacrificed in favor of a large new patio, hot tub, and other professional landscaping. This meant that this spring,  I needed to get busy installing some free-standing veggie beds! My old redwood raised beds had gone down the block […]