They also bore into decks, outdoor furniture, fence posts, and swing sets Softer woods like pine, cedar, redwood, and cypress are more attractive for nests while treated lumber and hardwoods are less inviting The holes typically go inward for about an inch, then the tunnel turns and follows the grain of the wood for
Find out the minimum size floor joists you need for building decks, sheds, or room additions for different types of wood on both and spacing You can always use bigger lumber, closer spacing, or a smaller span just don t go smaller, further apart, or a longer span In other words err on the side of caution rather than
Read this article to find out if fiber cement siding, such as HardiePlank, can be used to make a raised bed garden for your yard In my own yard a few years ago, I put fiber cement siding to use in the landscape as a flexible form for a curved concrete porch, and also to hold soil back temporarily during a grading job.
Jan , The landscape timbers that were previously a pathway have deteriorated more and more until the spikes that hold them in place are exposed and all the pea gravel has spilled out We are in need of some major backyard landscape plans Backyard Landscaping Plans Pretty Handy Girl Save You can t tell
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot If you don t have an old shed to back your coop up against you can just close the back of the coop up with a large sheet of plywood home depot project digin We had an We used two landscaping timbers to attach the actual coop to The floor of the
To mark a perfect arc when laying out a border for a flower bed, all you need is a gutter spike, tape measure or string, and a can of marking paint White marking paint works best, since other colors may be used by utility companies to mark the location of buried wires or pipes Watch this video to find out more.
Gerald Asks I want to stain my new treated lumber deck, but I m told I have to wait several weeks Is that true Danny Lipford Whether you have an old deck or a brand new one, it s important to regularly apply a stain or sealer, so that you can keep your deck looking as good as possible and lasting as long as it should.
Aug , Deck Post Herb Planter source Are you a It s higher than your average raised beds, and it comes with benches where you can sit as you harvest, water, or plant in your garden So instead of shopping around for a garden bed, he built this two tiered model that puts every inch of the space to good use.
Dec , This is why you find so much debate on how to set the spacing between your decking, because the answer truthfully is, it depends. If we install a typical × Ipe decking board today using our weather conditions of humidity and ° while assuming the wood is wide, it will maintain that width
The boards around the base of a square wooden column can become damaged or rotten over time due to exposure to the elements Here s how to remove and replace them How to Replace Column Base Boards Remove Old Base Boards Use a hammer and pry bar to remove the damaged boards around the column
Apr , Can this work to do a self standing post x for ft tall to hang lights for decor But if its just used for a small building without much weight going in it, you could perhaps skip this step Can you tell me where I can purchase these Handi block here in Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL, I am building a decking..
Outdoor wood steps can become slippery over time Watch this video to find out how to improve traction on wood steps to reduce the chance of falls To improve traction and reduce the chance of slips and falls on outdoor wood steps, start by cleaning the steps thoroughly with a deck cleaner or brightener to remove any
Fasten the dead man to the retaining wall with two landscaping screws Then stake the dead man to the soil with two rebar stakes Install one dead man every to feet around the entire wall Continue building up the retaining wall, using landscaping screws to secure each timber Cover the ground in front of the
Whether to leave a gap between pressure treated wood deck boards depends on how dry the wood you re using is No Gap If the pressure treated wood hasn t been dried and is still wet with preservative, butt the deck boards together when attaching, since the wood will shrink some KDAT Pressure Treated Lumber.
May , It s a real power trip for her you can tell I ve never made a walkway out of landscape timbers before and all of the wooden walkways I have made have been made like a deck You could probably get a decent job just laying the × s against the landscape timbers then backfilling dirt against them.
Feb , foot landscape timbers decking planks L brackets Lags Landscape material Sand We saved money by installing it in the corner of our yard, using our brick wall for two of the sides To give the sandbox height, they stacked two landscape timbers (similar to railroad ties) to create each side.