Saturday is a day to get some things off the To-Do list; clean and vacuum the house HVAC, change the furnace filter, maintenance on the water pressure tank for the well (test shut off valves, clean rust off handles and treat with RustCheck), leveled and re-tied the apple trees, unseat a tire, mow the lawn, do maintenance on the mowers, trim some branches, remove some saplings from the wild rose bushes, work on a pallet woodworking project, move a flag pole to another spot in the garden, cleaned and did maintenance on the MTL and while the pressure washer was out, worked on a tree stump.
Why not settle back and take-r-easy in our deck lounge chair. The stool is separate and the legs fold up for storage. Build and finish it a number of ways. Use regular deck screws and deck boards, then stain it a color you like. Or build it with cedar or teak and use brass screws, for a visual impact that will make people think you spent hundreds of dollars for you outdoor furniture. Inspired by the Titanic deck chairs. Full size drawings make it really easy.
Some folks call them bar chairs, others call them lifeguard chairs. Our chair is styled in keeping with our Maritime furniture collection. The chair has the option to build an adjustable foot rest, and the side table is included as well.
Have fun building one of our clearly Canadian Maple Leaf chairs. With plenty of elbow room, we designed it for Canucks and Snowbirds. Make the classic red and white chair or get your hockey fix by putting a wood stain on the armrest then paint on some black and grey stripes! We think we scored with this design! Continue reading Maritime Maple Leaf Chair Woodworking Plan
This is a completely new decking system for me to install. So follow along in a few short videos of the different sections of railing, tips on cutting vinyl and other things learned along the way.
This morning we have the task of building a deck for one of our mom’s. There’s things to do before we can go over. A neighbour is coming over for a hair cut so while Gina is busy with that, I had to fill in my time.
Plans to build this cool table/bench combo are available here.
When I built this garage 7-8 years ago I reused windows from the in-laws large dining room window. I had to make up my own window casings and every other year I’d have to scrape and paint the casings. But, over time the water got in and leaks led to rot and mold. Time to replace them with some solid vinyl windows.
If you have a piece of wood that tends to split when nailing. Try dipping the end of the nail in paste wax or turn the nail over and tap the point with a hammer to dull it a bit.
Have a damaged extension cord laying around? Add a “handy box” receptacle to the good end for a double power source. Very handy when running two power tools at one time.