Outdoor building projects are a fantastic way to participate in a family activity that achieves a tangible result. Just because you’re not an expert in design or engineering doesn’t mean that you and your little helpers can’t construct a sturdy, attractive garden box that you’re proud to show off. A pre-cut, raised garden bed is […]

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When defining the look of your outdoor space, decking is only half the equation. To really make the outside of your home dazzle, you need to think about the type of deck railing you’ll install. These days, we’re seeing more and more innovative materials, surprising designs, and creative solutions that turn basic decks into breathtaking […]

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One of the most creative ways to change the exterior of your home in a serious way—without a serious remodeling investment—is to install or upgrade your deck. Like all aspects of design, decking trends evolve with the times. Here are some ideas to freshen up your outdoor spaces or transform your yard, using today’s hottest […]

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If you’re thinking of starting a lumber project or are already in the middle, you should spend some time at the lumber yard familiarizing yourself with materials, learning about new techniques and asking lots of questions. All the technical terms and industry jargon floating around can be intimidating. But if you’re a DIYer, we want […]

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Being a DIY enthusiast doesn’t mean that you have to be an expert in building techniques or materials. In fact, part of the fun is learning new skills and practices. This is where the specialists at your local lumber yard can come in handy. Read on to learn why you should be taking advantage of […]

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Your home’s exterior deck is forced to withstand the elements day-in-day-out, all year long. It’s tasked with handling extreme temperature fluctuations, fending off assaults by insects and fungus, and—depending on where you live—resisting corrosive elements like salt air. And none of this includes all the standard wear accumulated from actually using the deck itself. In […]

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Trim is the finishing touch that creates each home’s distinctive style. Like the frosting on a cake or the exclamation point on the end of a sentence, trim isn’t the main foundational element of a structure, but it’s an important part of a home’s unique charm. Exterior trim is mostly decorative, meaning, it serves no […]

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Your fence is asked to stand up to some pretty strenuous conditions. Heavy winds, harsh sun, corrosive salt air and moisture from the ground are all conspiring to bring down your fence—figuratively and literally. However, today’s fencing materials are more innovative than ever and are able to stay strong in the face of day-to-day abuses. […]

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It’s easy to get excited by the idea of transforming your yard by installing new fencing. But what if your ideas are way outside of your price range? Or what if your budget will go further than you realized and you miss out on upgrades you didn’t know you could afford? Pricing a new fence […]

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