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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Doors and Windows

Choosing the right entranceway can be one of the most important decisions you make when building a new home. Options are virtually endless limited only by your creativity and yes, possibly your budget. This focal point should complement the character of your home and those who live inside. Windows are truly the unsung heroes of home construction. Not only should they look great and complement the structure, they should last and perform under the harshest conditions. Ask about low-maintenance exteriors...
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