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  1. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi there, I am very new at this and am trying to add a decorative element to my backyard. i have a cinder block wall, and my landscape guy tried attaching douglas fir 1x10x10. With two days of rain, they warped, split, and look awful. I have realized he doesn't know what he is doing and I am...
  2. Design & Plans
    I have a large (12' x 3' x 2'6") brick planter box on my front porch that I want to cover the face with some raised-panels (I can imagine it in my head, so if you need more details I can try an elaborate). To make the panels as cost-efficient as possible I was thinking of planing and joining...
  3. Wood Finishing
    Hi - I built some outdoor chairs using cedar from Lowe's, which is smoth on one side. I wanted the lowest-maintenance option to finish the chairs, while extending their life as long as possible and preventing "splintering". My wife wanted me to stain them dark brown and polyurethane, or...
  4. Wood Finishing
    I am finishing a tree stump chair outside in my yard. I have already filled the cracks with grout, sanded it and coated it with Cabot's Australian Timber Oil. I want to pour Famowood's Glazecoat over it because I love the way it looks and feels. Since this is a chair made out of a tree stump...
  5. Design & Plans
    I live in Northern Minnesota and this March has been exceptionally mild, therefore I am thinking of my garden. We decided this year that we were going to expand our garden and make it look nice (as well as keep our dogs out). I have been contemplating different types of wood corner posts and...
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