|1|Removing the previous damaged shade structure
|Image:Harvested LM bamboo.jpg|Harvest Bamboo
|2|When harvesting bamboo, select poles that appear darker green to gray in color, and around 3-5 years of age. Cut just above the culm closest to the ground with a machete, and gently set bamboo on the ground to divide into desirable sizes.
|Image:Bamboo concrete.jpeg |Bamboo, Concrete, & Rebar
|3| After taking proper measurements for the location of your desired shade structure, cut bamboo to appropriate lengths. Make a concrete mixture to secure the poles into the ground surrounding the perimeter of the existing structure. Insert rebar into the center of the bottom culm and ensure that the concrete is inside the entire bottom culm.
|Image:LM shade posts up.jpg|All posts are up
|7|Once all the supporting posts are up and cemented into place, they are allowed to dry for several days before beginning construction.