Adding a shade arbor is a great way to increase the enjoyment of your yard as well as enhancing your home’s landscaping. Shade arbors are not hard to construct and provide the perfect place for climbing vines to grow.

Arbors have many uses in your yard including:

  • Arbors are great for defining an outdoor living space.
  • Arbors can be built over existing patios and make for a more intimate setting.
  • Arbors provide shade as well as support for paddle fans and outdoor lighting.
  • Arbors can be used to frame and accent a walkway.
  • Arbors can be used to define enhance an entry to the yard.
  • Arbor swings serve as a destination spot for relaxing.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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