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(2) How to Build A Porch Swing Frame - YouTube

I am an obsessed DIYer and Woodworker. I'm not professional or have any training, so I just pick the project I want to tackle and figure it out step b
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(2) Building Shed Ramps - YouTube

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These 'plyscrapers' made of wood could be the future of building

These 'plyscrapers' made of wood could be the future of building | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
America’s next generation of skyscrapers could be eco-friendly and made from wood.
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Find a Wood Stain That Lasts

Find a Wood Stain That Lasts | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Staining a deck is mostly a DIY project. If you want to avoid doing it every year, use a wood stain that scores well in Consumer Reports' tests.
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Workbench woodworking projects: Build the best garden bench ever

Workbench woodworking projects: Build the best garden bench ever | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
I love woodworking projects for the yard. This one (two) will get a ton of use from benches to tables to even DIY fitness and storing lumber. We partnered with Wood,
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Get Ready for Skyscrapers Made of Wood. (Yes, Wood)

Get Ready for Skyscrapers Made of Wood. (Yes, Wood) | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it

"The age of timber has officially begun, and it’s set to transform the way our cities look and feel."

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Deck and Cover! - * View Along the Way *

Deck and Cover! - * View Along the Way * | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Sometimes, on rare occasions, I have been known to ask Andy if we can do a new project just because I think it’ll look good, though it will likely serve no real purpose in our lives. I don’t usually mention that last part. For example. Me: I think we need a new chandelier in the …
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4 Different Types of Pine Lumber | DoItYourself.com

Pine lumber is cut from evergreen pine trees, which are found to be abundant all across the globe.
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7 Steps to a Stronger Deck

7 Steps to a Stronger Deck | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Make your deck stronger and safer. Fix the 7 most common problems—missing lag screws, missing joist nails, rotting posts, weak joints, excessive wobble, missing flashing and weak railings.
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According to Consumer Reports, the best time of year to maintain your deck is between May and September of every year. That's because the trees are done pollinating, the weather is nicer, and you're more likely to be outside enjoying it.

 

No matter what your deck is made of, the frame of it is likely made from pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine since it's such a strong, durable material. 

 

We suggest first taking a walk on your deck to detect potential issues. Here's a link to an article we put together that outlines the simple four-step process.

 

It's important to take a look at your deck from top to bottom, underneath and around. This article from The Family Handyman talks about how you can fix the 7 most common decking problems.

 

If you don't have the time or the ability to check and fix your deck, call in a professional. As a start, you can look at the directory from the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA). 

 

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http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/07/5-steps-to-a-safer-deck/index.htm

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Workbench woodworking projects: The cooler cooler, AKA garden planter

Workbench woodworking projects: The cooler cooler, AKA garden planter | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
This is one of those woodworking projects that started as one thing---a raised garden planter---then took on a new life as the cooler deck cooler. We partnered with
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How to Clean and Refinish Your Deck: Infographic

How to Clean and Refinish Your Deck: Infographic | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Check out these six easy steps to clean and refinish your wood deck for outdoor entertaining.
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We talk a lot about decks and deck maintenance here at Wood. It's Real. Deck maintenance is important for the safety of your deck, and deck cleaning/refinishing is important for the beauty of it. 

 

Good news is that there are tons of products available to clean and refinish decks. With so many colors and options, it's fascinating how different you can make your pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine deck look.

 

Check out this infographic from Wood, Naturally to learn more about refinishing your deck. 

 

Do you have a before and after of your deck? Do you have any questions? Let us know, for sure.

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Wood. It's Real. | Southern Yellow Pine

Wood. It's Real. | Southern Yellow Pine | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Every board of Southern Yellow Pine is unique, so are the many ways you can use it: wood projects, decking, DIY. Learn more about this renewable material.
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(2) Building a Kayak Rack - Yak Rak!! - YouTube

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How to build a Picnic Table - Wilker Do's

How to build a Picnic Table - Wilker Do's | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Free building plans for this easy DIY picnic table with detached benches. Click here for a break down of all the steps needed to build your own!
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How to build a table: Add a feature to your grill, deck, or outdoor space

How to build a table: Add a feature to your grill, deck, or outdoor space | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
There's never enough space for all the stuff when I cook on the grill, so I set out to build a table to solve that problem. For a unique look, I used round poles for the
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Weekend DIY Projects You Can Totally Do: How to Make a Shed Ramp

Weekend DIY Projects You Can Totally Do: How to Make a Shed Ramp | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
A shed ramp is one of those DIY projects that is super easy to put off because it's not immediately important. But once it's done, you might wonder why you didn't do it
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Cocktail Garden Bar » Rogue Engineer

Cocktail Garden Bar » Rogue Engineer | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
A few months ago Jamie came across an article about creating a garden of ingredients geared toward cocktails. In that article there was a picture of a tall planter with a bar attached to it. In that moment we knew we had to build something similar. I loved the concept but wanted to come up with a cool design that would not only look great but be easy to maintain.
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Building a Deck? Why Wood Is a Better Environmental Choice | Wood Naturally

Building a Deck? Why Wood Is a Better Environmental Choice | Wood Naturally | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
When it comes to selecting materials for your home deck project, you want something that matches the style of your home and falls within your budget. You also want to know that your choice is one that is a good one for the planet, too – and not just your checkbook. Once the natural choice…Continue reading →
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Building a New Deck: Return on Investment

Building a New Deck: Return on Investment | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Building a new deck is a great way to increase usable living space that the whole family can enjoy, without breaking the bank. Compared to building an addition or converting an attic, constructing a deck costs a lot less, but provides one of the top ROI’s of all remodel projects.... Read more »
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How Much Does It Cost to Build a Deck?

With a host of deck types, size considerations, materials and construction methods available what can you expect to pay for a typical job? Start planning early.
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It's Deck Safety Month

"A key element to enjoying your deck for years to come is making sure it is safe for your family, friends, and special family events such as birthday parties, graduations and weddings. In the interest of deck safety, homeowners should inspect their decks frequently and consider a professional deck inspection at least yearly."

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Proceed with Caution: 10 Power Tools That Could Kill You

Proceed with Caution: 10 Power Tools That Could Kill You | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
From circular saws to cordless drills, power tools simplify and speed up building and remodeling projects as well as general woodworking tasks. But when used incorrectly, these household helpers can injure, maim, and even kill. The best way to prevent a trip to the emergency room is to familiarize yourself with a power tool’s safe operating practices before you ever turn it on. Knowledge and preparedness are key, so click through to read about some of the dangers associated with 10 of the most popular power tools.
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Way to make things real, Bob Vila. But it's true...power tools can be extremely dangerous. Think about it: these tools are strong enough to rip through big ol' trees and other strong materials. 

 

Some of us around here might still be learning how to just hit the nail on the head let alone how to maneuver a power tool. However, pulling out the big tools is inevitably part of any DIYers journey. Click through this slideshow to learn more about some of the dangers of popular tools.

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Outdoor Furniture Build Plans - Home Made By Carmona

Outdoor Furniture Build Plans - Home Made By Carmona | Wood. It's Real. | Scoop.it
Learn how to build this styling outdoor furniture, including a full sized outdoor sofa, and a bench/coffee table. It is an easy build with free plans!
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