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  1. Tree house platform (Jumping right in)

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi Folks, So I'm working on plans for a tree house and I've never built a deck or platform before. I'm looking at a 10'x10' platform which will be 4' off the ground to the top of the decking. To that end I have a few questions about best practices... If I'm digesting all my new knowledge...
  2. Building a deck stairway

    General Woodworking Discussion
    OK, tore out the old stairs. I bought 6 step risers and they were too long. I exchanged them for 5 step risers. They were too short. In looking at the original stairs, the saw cuts tell me they were built-on-site. OK, I have three treated 2X10X10s. I'm needing the formula to measure and cut...
  3. Decktop Pergola

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello All, I have a desire for a deck-top pergola. I found a design I like, sold at a local big box. It is built from cedar. Unfortunately, it is about two feet too long to fit on my small 10'x12' deck. So, the logical conclusion is the buy it and reduce the length - or build one myself...
  4. Deck Table

    Design & Plans
    I need some advice I am going to attempt to build a wooden deck table. I want a real sturdy table (weight is not an issue). I am thinking of a plywood top with a rustic looking border, with some kind of tile inlay for the surface, haven't figured out the exact design yet. I have seen pictures of...
  5. Deck Stains - User Reviews?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All, This spring my major project is going to be replacing my 75 board 1x6x12 deck. The original deck that was installed was never treated or stained, and now whenever I walk out onto the deck to grill, I come back in with a medium rare porterhouse and 3 or 4 splinters in my foot. What...
  6. Ipe Porch

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I have an Ipe porch that is in desperate need of sealing/refinishing ... I have no idea what the best products are, so I could really use some advice from someone who has experience/knowledge in this area. What is a good product to use... that will both provide the best protection, as well...
  7. Gazebo , Deck and Pool

    Project Showcase
    Hi everyone Here are some progress pics of a deck and gazebo that i am working on with my son at his house . The pool is 24 ft diameter and the the wrap around deck is 6 ft wide . The main deck was framed wit P.T wood then wrapped in cedar .The railings will be done with black metal spindles...
  8. Outdoor projects decks fences etc.

    General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello I'm interested in interviewing several people by phone about their opinions on creating outdoor living spaces. If you will participate, I will thank you with $50 gift certificate to Home Depot or Lowe's. I must complete this by Tuesday the 24th of Feb. Please contact me right away at...