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Summer Project Ideas: Build Your Own Grill Station

Every grill master needs the proper cart to store his/her tools while feeding family and friends this summer. As part of a series titled 28 Easy Summer Weekend Projects, This Old House provides step by step instructions on how to build a grill station to compliment your grill. Initially designed by Tony Digani this is a great idea for a place to store your cooking tools and set your platters of food. The is cart assembled from wood planters and metal-wrapped...
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Summer Project Ideas: 6 Steps To Stain Your Deck

Enrich a wooden deck in just a few simple steps using deck stain courtesy of Materials Needed Gallon of high-quality deck stain, broom, drop cloth, paint pad, paint pole, paint-pad tray, 3” paintbrush, painter’s tape, paint stirrer, pressure washer for old decks. Step 1: Sweep Surface In order to successfully stain a deck, the surface must be completely dry and clear of debris. Working on a sunny day with no forecast for rain, start by sweeping deck with broom. TIP: New decks simply need sweeping prior to staining....
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Summer Project Ideas: Build a Tree Bench

If you are looking for ideas to spruce up the backyard this summer while adding additional seating for those friends and family gatherings, then a tree bench could be just what you need. This comfy, stay-cool spot has room for the entire family and practically looks like it’s a part of the tree itself. Put your bench together, and you’ll enjoy lounging on it with a favorite book all summer long. Click Here to visit This Old House and download step by step...
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