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  1. New member looking for ideas

    New Member Introductions
    Hello. I am new on here. Mainly my time has been spend restoring old stuff vs building new. My son, age 22 and I are about to begin on a journey of restoring his first home oof his own - a 1910 1 story hip roof bungalow in a historic preservation district in NC. My first 2 projects at that...
  2. 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...
  3. Ipe Porch

    Wood Finishing
    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 as...
  4. porch bracket patterns needed

    Design & Plans
    I need to find patterns for porch brackets. I can find LOTS of sites that sell finished brackets, but I want the patterns so I can make them myself. Any help greatly appreciated! Thanks! Nancy
  5. What type of wood should I use?

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I have to replace some basic square columns on my porch. They are not load bearing. There is a steel support brace inside them. I want to paint them white. Should I use treated plywood and let it cure over the summer before painting? Or, is there an alternative that I can pain immediatly that...
  6. Restoring Front Porch

    General Woodworking Discussion
    I am in the process of restoring my front porch. The porch rails are in need of being replaced. They have a radius to them, which I do not know how to figure out, would like some suggestions on that. In addition there is aprox. 12' between the columns and it requires to join to boards...
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