Spotted in our post on the Japanese mountain cafe Nap, a patio with a sun shade anchored by rocks.
Owner Makoto Kawai collected stones from a nearby river to secure the sun shade above the cafe’s outdoor deck. He had the holes drilled at a local factory, then strung the rocks together with string to form weights to keep the awning in place. Read more about the cafe and gardening store in our post: Nap Cafe.
Photography by Yoko Inoue for Gardenista.
For more DIY projects with rocks, see:
- DIY Rustic Gate Clasp
- DIY: A No-Cost Doorstop Borrowed from Nature
- DIY: Rolling Boot Tray for a Mini Mudroom
- DIY: Grow an Indoor Compost Garden