The deck project is (slowly) progressing -- winter and new parenthood have put the projects on hold a bit, but with the warm weather comes the beginning of the latest round of projects.
We planned a planting box surrounding the pool to add some greenery and softness. Also, since the deck is about 14in off the ground, the view into adjacent yards is distracting. I drew up plans for various trellises and screens and stumbled across this idea... do they look familiar? They're fence panels and with their linear and minimal structure, they make ideal screens/trellises. They're also quite robust and designed for outdoor use, so they're quite ideal. They raise the fence line by about a foot so that when the jasmine grows, the view will be a bit more pleasant and private.