When looking to build a deck for your home it is very important that you are well educated in the type of decking that you choose to build with. This is especially important if you are looking to build with any type of composite decking.
When looking to build an outdoor arbor or pergola there are several different things you must keep in mind. You want to make sure that the hardwood you choose is meant to stand the weather and outdoor pests, such as beetles and other bugs. You will want to…more
Ipe decking is becoming a very popular choice in North America. The desire for exotic hardwood decking reaches beyond the need for something unique, as more people are being educated on the longevity of exotic wood’s lifespan. Ipe and other South American hardwoods often outlast standard decking options,…more
One of the best ways to accent your home’s exterior is to add hardwood trim to the windows. Windows and windowed doors offer a great place to add accents to your home’s exterior. While vinyl windows are popular, the addition of window trim or shutters is often the…more
Deck owners understand that maintenance and inspection of their hardwood deck is the key to ensuring the deck has a long life. If you allow issues to go unattended for long periods of time, the strongest hardwoods will succumb to the elements. Rain, wind, heat, and cold all…more
We’re hitting on the subject of joining a couple of pieces of wood together. Of course you could make a functional object without fitting a couple of planks in concert. But you know what you’d have. A statue. Pretty hard to build a house out of one big…more
Ah, the dreaded spring cleaning… For most of us, “spring cleaning” is a four letter word, a task we’d consider paying almost anyone to do for us. The good news is that spring cleaning doesn’t have to take up an entire weekend or even break the bank by…more
Ever call something by a particular name only to find out later it was known as something else. Sort of like Bob Dylan. His real name in Robert Zimmerman. In a way, the Adirondack chair has that same reputation. It started out as the Westport chair. But some…more