Putting mini-golf in my backyard

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celandine wrote:
fix the 'a women' bit :D

I don't get it.

EDIT: oh, plural...

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ok john, you are one seriously strange character..... heh heh but that's hardly breaking news... congrats on making the front page... Well deserved.

So this is something you didn't figure out before?

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EDIT: ....why are you in the 'strictly platonic' section...??


Because I am not interested in finding a woman. I am interested in finding a woman, to help me oragnize a party.
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wow. it looks amazing.

and i took a look at some of your other DIY projects. I wish i had the motivation and money, not to mention skill to do that sort of thing. And also, I don't think my parents would be too happy about me ripping up the back lawn. xD
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I can't sit still. Today I made all the pieces for a 12x12 pergola.

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(By the way, this is a Pergola)

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I say we all hook up at camperjohn's house for a minigolf and pergola warming party.

How about this Friday? Is everyone free? :lol:
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Very nice nobody i know has any thing as nice as that.
and I'm not free Friday :C i have to do a practice run
for a wedding I'm playing piano at.
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Camperjohn... what's next? :lol:
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don't know what's next. First the pergola, then maybe a fountain, then maybe a hottub, maybe a fire pit, or a stripper pole.

What are your suggestions?
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All of the above?
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All of the above?


...and a keg cooler with a tap! :thumbsup:
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fake beach with volleyball court ?
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Your own movie theater?
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Your own movie theater?

Great Idea ...
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just finished reading from beginning to end. Very nice work. It is always nice to someones ideas become reality
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I was thinking next comes an air hockey table, or ping pong table...
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12:00 noon. Done! Now I just need to put canvas on top for shade. I will probably get the $5 per yard canvas, any color.

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Did you do the whole back yard? I figured you had just a little spot in the corner where you were doing it, and if that grass is real grass then you need to start a lawn care business. :)
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Very nice job.Looks like a pro made it.
So what do you have on your list next?
That air hockey table,ping pong table or
none of the above?
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Yes I did the whole backyard. The entire thing in fake lawn. I actually don't have much lawn, about 600 square feet. Thats only 30x20 feet if you had it square. My lawn is just all curvy - which I like since it looks like a mini-fairway.

Next, I need a nap. Like about a 40 week nap. I lost 10 lbs doing this.

I love how this project started out: "I think I want to put fake lawn in my backyard" I said to my friend. It grew to a monster project - but was totally worth it.
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Oh, I know what I need next. I need lights inside the pergola, along with a couch, and a widescreen TV in a weatherproof housing.

I do have cable TV to the outside of my house in the backyard (yes, I thought of everything)
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You know what would be REALLY cool? If you had a little tablet pc or a pda or something that you could control the entire entertainment center and the lighting and the hot tub, and shoot even the bbq-q grill. That would be ssssssssweet.
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You know what would be REALLY cool? If you had a little tablet pc or a pda or something that you could control the entire entertainment center and the lighting and the hot tub, and shoot even the bbq-q grill. That would be ssssssssweet.

I second that notion.
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And a quick reminder, side by side:

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I just noticed in this photo, that if you look at the before and after photos, you can see that trees and shrubs actually grew from the time I started the project to when I finished it.
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I just noticed in this photo, that if you look at the before and after photos, you can see that trees and shrubs actually grew from the time I started the project to when I finished it.


Plants tend to do that :P :D Quite annoying, actually.
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well they did have the summer grow season, maybe if you had started in November..... Looks great

Now you should do my lawn, it's 10,000 sq ft. lol
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Now you should do my lawn, it's 10,000 sq ft. lol


I think I am lucky how I have such a small backyard. I can make it looks really nice - almost Disneylandish, without having to spend $50k. With only 600 square feet, I can add lots of stuff and spend my money effienctly.

I finished the canvas top on the pergola today. When I was going to buy the canvas, they didn't have enough of the color I wanted and it was going to be special ordered. I am wayyy to impatient for that so I went to the bargin bin, and got just the right amount, in a better color for half the price.

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your going to have to get on your roof and take picture of the entire yard.
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I vote for large hot tub with stripper pole in the middle of it. so girls could launch themselves from the edge, catch the pole and slide stylishly into the pool, fireman style.........

trampoline? I love those... they could be fun at bouncy-bouncy parties..... :D
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How's the course holding up after ~ a year ? :D
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How's the course holding up after ~ a year ? :D


One cup-light has burnt out, and I hade to replace it. A little $2 LED from online. We also had a windstorm in San Diego that tore the top off the pergola. It was only stapled down lightly and I will add extra strong staples and a wood runner to hold it down. Wind storms generally happen around Jan/Feb each year here in San Diego

The course looks great though. I've had several parties and everyone loves to grab a putter and play.

Since re-doing the backyard, I have also replaced all the furniture in my house (sold ALL on craigslist an bought all replacement stuff from Craigslist for about the same money), painted all the rooms, bought a ping pong table, an air hockey table, a pool table, a "High Speed Pinball" machine from Williams, and have a Robotron from Williams. I have the total party house now.

Yes, I'm single. You can have an arcade in your house when you are single.
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Oh and I also put a disco ball in my living room. Best $19 I ever spent!!
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