Case Study: Chimney

This project truly shows that if you can dream it, we can build it.

Our customer had a unique backyard. It featured a large pool, a sunken seating area and a pizza oven overlooking a hillside full of saguaro cactus. The specific challenges were to find acceptable places to put posts and provide shade at the BBQ/bar area with the chimney rising above the pizza oven.

We found a few good post locations. We were able to minimize the number of posts and tie in to the cactus environment by using the cactus style posts. This allowed 2 sails to attach to the same post and give a small amount of overlap. The chimney issue was resolved by our first use of a hole in a canopy. Since then we have used holes to accommodate everything from light poles and firepits to tree trunks.


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