Just because we have said hello to the cold months, it doesn’t mean that we can’t get out and work on our gardens.
There are numerous projects you can do that will upgrade your garden during the Autumn and Winter months.
Some of these projects can be fun and valuable come winter and spring. Instead of ignoring your garden and relaxing in front of your fireplace, why don’t you try these circular saw projects to upgrade the garden this autumn?
Build a Pergola
A pergola can be a great addition to your garden that will serve as a reading nook during the warm summer. Pergolas can add beauty and an extra shade to your garden. It can also be used as a supporting structure for climbing flowers or vines, says Kristen Chapple.
This pergola is made using 6 by 6 beams, which are cut using a circular saw. You can start by assembling the structure before adding the curved rafter. The six posts are spaced 8 ft apart on the front and 6’6″ on the sides. You can then add the two support beams on top of posts and finish with the curved rafters.
Build a Back Garden Boardwalk
A wooden back garden boardwalk is an inexpensive and attractive path that can upgrade your garden. Compared to concrete or stone paths, building a wooden walkway can be relatively easy and cheaper.
A back garden boardwalk can improve your entire garden’s overall appearance, especially in wet or sloping areas. For this project, you should start by marking the exact place where the path will pass and then dig the postholes. The boardwalk will have numerous sections, with each having three joists (the side and the middle joists). Once the sections are ready, you can arrange them on the ground making sure that they are all levelled.
Build an Outdoor Bench for Your Fire Pit
When making the legs make sure you create some notches on top for the seat slates. Once the concrete has dried up, you can remove the wall channels that held them together and dig two holes for the legs next to your fire pit.
Place the legs in the holes and then confirm if the slates fit perfectly. Finally, you can cut a notch of the seat slates using a circular saw before inserting a piece of wood to connect the beams.
Build a Garden Bench
A comfortable garden bench can create a nice place under the trees where you can relax during the hot and cold months. The beauty of this bench is that it isn’t just inexpensive and easy to build, but it is also very comfortable.
To build this unique bench, you need a tape measure, drill, speed square, and circular saw. Start by working on the legs and then attach the short legs to the long ones before adding the seat and back slates. You could even think about building one using reclaimed wood.
Build a Garden Arbour
An arbour is a unique vertical garden structure that blends with the landscape and provides shelter and shade during the hot sunny days. Even though it looks complicated, this arbour is relatively easy to build. All you need is a circular saw, mitre saw, and a drill.
Start by preparing the header using your mitre saw. And then work on the corner posts using your circular saw before assembling the frames. Insert your posts in their respective holes on the ground and finish with the roof.
An Outdoor Light Post
With the winter having longer nights and shorter days, this could be the best time to build an outdoor light post. An outdoor light post can make your garden stand out during the cold autumn nights. For this project, you need a wooden post, which you can resize using a circular saw. You can make the column using Azek PVC and then assemble it.
An Outdoor Storage Locker
A small lawnmower and garden shed can spell a huge relief for your crowded garage. And with a garden locker, you can have all your gardening tools near you at all times. So instead of shying away from the garden this autumn, why don’t you build a garden storage locker?
This beautifully designed locker can improve your garden’s overall appearance and make it easier for you to access your tools the next time you plan on gardening.
Floating Garden Deck
You can make a unique shady oasis in your garden that is surrounded by trees. This deck can serve as a perfect resting place or reading nook during summer and spring.
For this project, you can start by selecting the spot for the deck and then measure your square, making sure that it is levelled using batter boards. Remove the sand below the deck and then add a paver base. The concrete deck blocks should be placed on the paver base. Add the side and centre joists to create the frame and finish with decking.
Build a Gazebo
Instead of avoiding your garden this autumn, you should take advantage of the cool weather and build a unique gazebo. A gazebo can be a great place to relax during the hot summer nights and days. It can also serve as your reading nook for the book lovers.
A Modern Simple Garden Outdoor Bench
You can make this unique bench for your garden using only two power tools (drill and circular saw). You can start by building the seating frame and then add some supporting pieces before adding the seat slates. Finally, you can work on the legs, and you are good to go.
Make Wooden Planters
Nothing lights up a small garden than the addition of a wooden planter. Wooden planters can give your garden a unique design, and you can use them to introduce different types of flowers to your garden.
Start by cutting all the different parts of the planter using a circular saw and then assemble the frame. Attach the corner and bottom trims and finally add the base. The bottom doesn’t need to be fastened in place, but you can fasten it to the box sides to strengthen it.
Despite the rain, autumn can be the best season to work in your garden. So instead of hiding indoors with a hot beverage in your hands, why don’t you upgrade your garden using the above ideas? Some of these projects can make life easier for you and your family in winter, spring, and summer. Good luck!