A hot tub is a relaxing addition to almost any living environment. With some simple tools and easy-to-find lumber, you can build an attractive, cost-effective enclosure to enhance the enjoyment of your hot tub. No major construction is required. Mastery of simple, basic skills and materials and standard tools will allow you to create a useful privacy structure. Embellish it with paint, hanging baskets or flowering plants and climbing vines.
Measure a 10 feet by 10 feet square and pound the stakes into the four corners.
Dig a 5-inch wide, 2-foot deep hole at each corner and pour 2 inches of pea gravel into the bottoms of the holes.
Position the posts in the holes and fill with cement. Allow the cement to dry overnight.
Nail or screw the boards at the top edges of the posts, on the inside of the posts.
Assemble eight frames from the 2-inch by 2-inch pieces of lumber. One frame consists of two 8-foot pieces connected by the 3-foot pieces at the top, middle and bottom.
Position two frames on the outside of each post and screw them to the posts to form the corners of the enclosure.
Nail the lattice sections to the outside of the frames.
Nail or screw the 5 12-foot boards, equally spaced and parallel to each other, to the top of the enclosure.
Things You Will Need
- Tape measure
- 4 wooden stakes
- Post hole digger or sharp spade
- 10 pounds of pea gravel
- 4, 5-pound bags of cement
- 2 pounds each, 2-inch galvanized nails and screws
- Electric drill
- 4, 10-feet-long, 4 inch by 4 inch pressure-treated posts
- 4, 10-feet-long, 2 inch by 4 inch pressure-treated boards
- 16 pieces of 8-feet long, 2 inch by 2 inch pressure-treated lumber
- 24 pieces of 3-foot long, 2 inch by 2 inch pressure-treated lumber
- 8 sections, 8 feet by 3 feet wooden lattice
- 5, 12-feet-long, 2 inch by 4 inch pressure-treated boards
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