Carpenter bees prefer to excavate their nests in soft, unpainted wood such as the back side of fascia boards, siding, window trim, and porch ceilings They also bore into decks, The best time to treat the holes is at night when bees are resting, or in early spring while they re still hibernating Apply the spray or powder
Nov , How to repaint porch railings to minimize future flaking and why fall is a great time to paint exterior areas exposed to the outdoors We also kept the paint can in a cardboard box with low sides which was easy to scoot where we needed while still protecting the wood decking When you re painting a long
Then water gets in, rotting boards and shingles and, worse, potentially compromising the structures that lie beneath them You can Solid color stains are best on new wood I am looking for the best stain to stain cut cedar posts on my porch and also be able to stain the aluminum garage door the same color.
Oct , (Don t act like you don t know what I m talking about, the orange rolls are the best according to my daughter.) You can also see the feast on your ankles To avoid this situation, we put hardware cloth on top of the structure and underneath the floor boards so that the screen porch is completely protected.
Jul , I did take one shortcut, and only time will tell if I ll come to regret it! The biggest expense here, of course, is the decking itself Because my porch is covered, and on the side of the house that gets the least rain and wind exposure, I decided to only go with pressure treated wood for the sleepers (the foundation
Oct , Wait several hours before letting anyone walk on the floor The results are a smooth coating on your deck that protects it from water stains Save Visually, there isn t a huge different on our porch because I used the natural tint But, the feel is wonderful! The boards are smooth, so smooth that the kids were
Dec , The good news to this is that installing a deck during this weather assures you that your Ipe decking (or whatever wood species you choose) is at one extreme of the wood movement spectrum In other words, the wood will move, but only in one direction (contracting instead of further expanding) Across the
Jun , What is the best wood to choose for raised garden beds Which wood lasts the longest Can the I built this pond in a raised bed by the front porch in my old garden There s info on how to make your I now use pine boards because they are readily available in my area The wood gets a lovely, rustic
Convention has it that porch floor boards run perpendicular to the house and so it was with this floor However, flashing is relatively inexpensive and serves a very good purpose it protects the ledger board I would have The side rim boards are cut to size and one is temporarily attached to the brick wall on one side.
Jan , I knew for sure we were going to splurge on REAL wood flooring for our farmhouse I have nothing against laminate wood (we put it in our first house) but there was just no place for laminate in our year old house I wanted the good stuff too wide planks, lots of character, and something no one
Flat areas or very slightly sloped areas, still need a good foundation Even if Typically, wood posts are then anchored to the piers which in turn support beams that are attached to the posts As with deck ledger boards, there are a few planning basics that are important to note about front porch foundation ledger boards .
Watch this video for tips on how to cut and attach pressure treated wood lattice panels around a wood deck foundation A circular saw is the best tool for this, just be careful to avoid cutting the staples holding the lattice together Now, getting a smooth fit may require a little excavation of the soil beneath the deck And it s
If the wood has been kiln dried after treatment, also called KDAT, most of the moisture has already been removed in a controlled environment, so very little shrinkage will occur after installation In this case, some space between the boards is a good idea because the wood can actually expand slightly over time The folks at
You can also lay this porch flooring over roofing membranes, old ceramic tiles, weathered wood and even bare ground if prepared correctly Interlocking deck That s a good investment Here is a Composite decking tiles are low maintenance composite wood interlocking patio pavers that won t crack, split, splinter or rot.
May , But the thing that put the specialty decking screw in the composite coffin was the cost Once we get our plans finalized and our permit secured (next week if all goes well!) we ll be good to place an order for all that lumber and finally get this Anyone else building a wood deck, fence, or porch these days