Exterior Barn Door With Galvanized Hardware

Exterior Barn Doors, Hardware And How to Build One

While barn doors started outside (of course) they rapidly moved indoors over the last decade and have become a popular alternative to standard passage doors. But once a trend takes hold, the tendency is for it to grow. So, of course, barn doors returned outdoors to structures like sheds and garages as aesthetic and functional ways to improve the look of buildings. As a long-time woodworker, learn how I made both the barn door and installed it with a galvanized …

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How to Replace Deck Boards

How to Replace Deck Boards

After 15 years, my cedar deck boards needed to be replaced. And while we enjoyed the look of cedar, having to pressure wash and stain every few years is just too much maintenance. But knowing how to replace deck boards is different from building a deck. From understanding if a simple replacement is an option to tricks in demolition learn a few tips and tricks that can save you both time and money.  And after just replacing my own deck …

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Types of Wood for Furniture

Best Types of Wood For Furniture (Indoor and Outdoor)

When choosing a type of wood for furniture, it’s best to factor in the top three considerations of any woodworking project: cost, location and aesthetics. Budget is often the first consideration in most woodworking projects. And, for furniture -grade wood its wise to keep cost in check. For example, a project that requires 40 board feet of lumber at $8 a board foot will cost you $320. And that’s before you start a saw, buy a hinge or purchase a …

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