Decks may look simple when you’re standing on one, but there are many important components that go into every deck build. Decks are designed to support a significant amount of weight and last for many years, so they must be carefully constructed to ensure they are safe and sturdy. The first step in understanding how […]

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Thinking of updating your existing deck or building a new one? Whether your deck design is basic or elaborate, every deck has a few important considerations to keep in mind before you build. Here’s a helpful checklist to make sure you’ve got all your “decks in a row” before you get started.  Get input from […]

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It’s time to break the habit of thinking of your fence as a set of vertical pickets that’s “just there” to delineate the boundaries of your yard. A fence does so much more, like providing privacy, blocking wind, and setting the mood for an outdoor space. One of our favorite modern fence ideas is actually […]

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Looking for a relatively quick way to give your backyard a whole new look? Install a new patio cover. Patio covers can instantly change the entire feel of an outdoor space, all depending on your choice of style and materials. But, what’s the best material for patio covers? It all comes down to your style, […]

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Spring has sprung and now is a great time to freshen up your backyard with a new patio cover. A beautiful patio cover not only improves the look of your outdoor sitting area, it may even add to the value of your home. If you’ve been thinking of updating, installing or replacing your patio cover, […]

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Adding a garden box is a cost-effective option to completely transform your outdoor space. From neat rows of vegetables to beds bursting with flowers, garden boxes are a functional outdoor feature that can also serve as an attractive focal point for your home. Garden boxes are a terrific DIY project for a first-timer or an […]

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When building a project from wood, it makes sense that you would need to know some special jargon. After all, as you estimate the amount of materials you’ll need, you’re essentially describing an abstract three-dimensional project that still only exists in your mind. How you express what you need is an important factor in making […]

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Lumber projects are among of the fastest and most cost-effective ways to improve the look and function of your outdoor space. Even if you have little to no woodworking experience, there are plenty of projects you can do that will deliver a dramatic result. Here are four of our favorite lumber projects that seem tough […]

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