As the centerpiece of your yard, your gate is one of the first things you see when you arrive home and one of the last things you see before leaving each day, so it needs to look its best. With spring fast approaching, now is the time to start choosing the gate that best fits […]

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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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Harness your New Year’s momentum and put your energy to work sprucing up your home and yard. Tackling a DIY lumber project is a great way to freshen up the look of your house without a major remodeling investment. Here are our top ten DIY lumber projects to put on your own 2020 home improvement […]

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There are many environmentally friendly reasons to choose lumber for your next project. Lumber requires few machines to produce; all a tree needs to grow is soil, water, and sun. And, once lumber has reached the end of its useful life, it returns to the same earth through decomposition rather than existing indefinitely in a […]

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lumber projects siding

Though Southern California’s sunny skies seem never-ending, every year brings a few short periods of precipitation during winter. The rains can dampen your home improvement projects – literally and figuratively – so if you’re going to get a head start on exterior lumber projects, December is the month to get cracking. Here are three outdoor projects […]

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lumber paint fence

Because wood is an organic material, Mother Earth is always working diligently towards its decomposition. UV rays break down wood fibers. Moisture weakens wood through expansion and contraction. Basically, lumber is in an ongoing battle against nature to maintain its integrity, structure, and strength. While some woods are exceptionally durable – redwood and cedar, for example […]

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lumber fencing

If you’re thinking of installing a new fence, you’ll need a general idea of how much lumber to order. The difference in quantity – and species – will have a major impact on your budget. Here’s a quick and handy guide to determine how much board fencing you’ll need, so you don’t come up short. […]

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backyard fencing

When most of us think of a fence, we picture some version of the quintessential “white picket fence.” However, fences are used for more than just a decorative divider between your and your neighbor’s front yards. In this article, we’ll look at the two main types of fencing structures and their purpose, so you can […]

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