Above Ground or Ground Contact? That is the Big Question Chances are, if you step into just about any backyard in any part of the country, you will find something made with preserved wood. You are likely to see a deck, a raised bed garden, a picnic table, or a children’s playset – all probably built with preserved wood. These […]
Staining and sealing outdoor wood is among the best ways to protect it from the elements. By Matt Weber
Metal brackets make everything square again.
By Larry Walton Careful planning pays off in a fence that looks good for years to come.
Fences are game-changers—for both homeowners and their neighbors. Here’s an alternative to the traditional wooden fence.
I love fences—good ones, anyway.
I’m building a double-door fence gate. How do I construct it so it doesn’t sag? First, use the biggest, beefiest hinge hardware you can find. Second, build the gate doors with ample bracing. For large doors, skip the “Z” shaped bracing in favor of a “double Z” for each door. In other words, each door should utilize three 2-by-4 cross […]
A Guide to Building Your Own Wood Fence. This fence features PT lumber framing with fence boards made from Cypress.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Enhancing your Back Yard
Robert Frost wrote, “Good fences make good neighbors,” and the Minor family of Birmingham, Alabama, decided to be good neighbors. They selected an ornamental metal fence to follow the property line of their new home. The fence was chosen for its good looks and to provide safe stomping grounds for the family dog. This meant the dog could roam […]