Step-by-step: DIY cabana

Use these easy instructions to build your own outdoor lounge

STEP 2: Start digging

Step 2: Dig foundation holes

Mark and cut four 16-inch lengths from the ABS pipe. (The lengths will function both as sleeves for the cabana legs and depth guides for the holes.) Wrap a piece of masking tape around each pipe sleeve, 12 inches from bottom end.

Using post-hole digger, dig one 12-inch-deep hole for the right front leg, and place a pipe sleeve in the center (see photo). Check that it is completely vertical, using level, then backfill to hold upright.

Tip: To soften extra-hard ground (like clay soil), start digging the hole, then fill it with water. Let soak overnight and start digging again.

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