Sep , Trying a new tactic for keeping my white deck railing clean and white, despite all the trees in my backyard Sharing that tactic and Plant Stand Makeover, Forever Dirty Deck Railings and a Mopnado Update September I ll never spray paint without it again, made this job so much easier! (It s available
Some of us need to save up before we can build our dream deck or porch but we need to get in and out of our home safely in the meantime A baluster is the vertical support for the handrails Code usually Wood is easy to get, fairly affordable, and easy to work with but it is susceptible to rot, insects, and water damage.
Jul , If your handrail extends more than feet (check local codes for spans) you will also need to add additional x posts to meet codes We centered our center x posts Step Instructions I wanted a space at the bottom (kinda like a toekick if you will) so we added bottom x boards, keeping to code
Outdoor storage begins with simple math and one saw I will have to make it on legs though as I do not have a very large deck or any concrete area to place it on I love my We recently got a puppy and need to build a fence for our back yard so that our puppy doesn t get out, but still has plenty of room to run and play.
Learn from Traci, author of Beneath My Heart, how to make your own affordable porch curtains from simple drop cloths like the kind you buy at Home Depot or Lowe s Then see how our reader, Lori helpful and creative ideas Our warm thanks to Traci for sharing her instructions for making outdoor curtain panels with us.
Jul , The construction is a simple box, attach the sides to the ends of the inch wide bottom piece then cap the sides with the inch wide top piece Now it s time to build the rails that will hold the laundry baskets Attach the rails to the inside of the box, use the supply list as a guide for spacing the rails.
Since the tiles are a floating floor that s not attached with fasteners or adhesive, removal is easy as well Envirotile They won t break or crack and the nice thing is you can put these on your balcony, you can put them on your patio, you can put them on your deck So these can go fence made of recycled plastic Recycled
Step by step instructions with photos and helpful little known tips! Iron baluster staircase before and after In the last post, I showed you how to stain your wooden railings and today we talk iron balusters Glamorous, glamorous iron Like this balusters to glam up your staircase! Surprisingly easy and inexpensive!
Watch this video for tips on how to cut and attach pressure treated wood lattice panels around a wood deck foundation excavation of the soil beneath the deck And it s easier to move a little dirt with a shovel than to custom cut the lattice for every little bump in the ground Before driving the deck screws to secure the lattice,
May , The Chippendale railings on our front porch has started to fall apart on one side due to rot We built new Many years ago we added a small porch to the front of our home with Chippendale railings This fall Here, again you can see the sacrificial board (on the left) that will be removed prior to installation.
It was bad enough that you d easily get splinters, and subsequently we never spent too much time on the deck Needless to say, I was excited about a low cost alternative that would enable us to enjoy our deck again I put in a bunch of screws to further secure the railing and any boards that had a tendency to bounce.