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  1. Roubo Workbench (Hand tools Only)

    In my attempt to move over to a hand tool lifestyle, I decided to upgrade my workbench to a Roubo, since they are all the rage. This is Roy Underhill's version. I don't have his book, so I had to redesign it to fit what I remember it as, keeping his basic vision as a base to work off of. I biult...
  2. Play ground

    Grandson needed a play ground, so being a good grandpa build one. With supervision from my grandson started putting it together in my drive way. Then took it apart put it on the trailer, and off to the grandsons home. Unload put it back together, and then finish up with slide, swings, a roof and...
  3. Sandbox

    My grand daughter turns 3 this month and my daughter was going to buy her a sandbox which cost over $200. plus shipping and had to put together. She ask me if I could make it cheaper. I looked at the picture and said yes. so for lest then $70.00 here is what she got. I change a couple...
  4. patio trellis enclosure

    fun garden project to provide some patio privacy. couldn't find a cheap post hole digger, so hand dug the post holes, erected 6×6 posts, bandsaw cut the post caps, used 2×6 post ties, and ripped down treated stock to 1.25×2 for lattice work. lots of screws. just planted a bunch of...
  5. Outdoor Spiral Stairs

    Once upon a time… You know how it goes. The other day I was out on the deck looking at a spiral stairs I had built about twenty years ago. I use them every day and wonder how I would connect the two decks without them. Yes, I have built numerous outdoor projects, but this is the one for...
  6. Treated Picnic Table

    This was my afternoon project. It's a 8ft long treated picnic table. The top is 35'' wide i wanted it big enough to set at least 8. not too bad for my first. It weighes a ton!!!! Thanks for looking.
  7. Pergola, anyone ?

    This is a large, pressure treated pool-side pergola for that customer that did not want the good looking (for a few months anyway) store bought fare that many others have fallen for. It is 24 ft by 16 feet and nearly 10 feet off the ground. The main beams are doubled 2×12 with plates and...
  8. Bedroom Set Refit

    Our oldest daughter is 34. Her daughter our granddaughter is 7. We still had in the attic pieces from our daughters furniture when she was a kid. She loved that furniture but the bed was destroyed and the draws on the dresser, night stand and matching desk (not pictured) no longer functioned...
  9. New arbor at new residence

    Move awhile back to a new state and was in need of building a new arbor for the garden. Kept the style with the gate I made that is nearby. I used treated wood with natural wood preservative, allot of stainless screws . working on getting some vines to grow.
  10. Raised Garden Bed

    So my neighbor asked me to help him with a project for his wife. She was asking for a raised garden that she had found on Pinterest. So with a picture I texted over a materials list so he could go buy the materials and we could get started that afternoon, because evidently it was an...
  11. My first Project

    I thought that I would start out simple by making a picture frame. This one I made years ago. It's maple with many coats of tung oil. It's made to fit a 5×8 photo.
  12. Safety in the Woodworking Shop
    Anyone know good web sites, references, contacts to help identify treated lumber, not new lumber which should be labelled, but salvaged wood that may be several decades old? Creosote is fairly obvious, but older CCA (copper chromium arsenic) treated wood is often not (newer looks greenish). Also...
  13. Designing Woodworking Projects
    my she-shed desperately needs a walkway from my deck to the shed door, and i've got six 6' 5/4 deck boards leftover from another project… if i use ground contact 4-bys to make a base and screw the deck boards on the 4-bys, do i still need to do any ground work like leveling, killing the grass...
  14. Wood & Lumber
    A buddy of mine told me not to use treated pine for cutting boards, and things you use in food. I wasn't sure about this, so I did some reasearch and found that it's apparently some sort of pesticide. Is it safe for us humans to use/eat off of? I plan on using cutting boards rather than having...
  15. Blogs
    floor done---working on railings Building a deck for my backyard. It had one on when we bought the place but it was very old and wobbly so we ripped it down. Fast forward 2 years and now we are putting up a new one. Decided to go with green treated wood primarily due to the cost and easy...
  16. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    Ever see the tv show "Hoarders"? Man, I hope they never see my shop!!
  17. Blogs
    First Adirondak Chair I've almost finished my first adirondak chair. I had got 13 scrap (3ft long) pieces of treated deck planks and didn't want to put them to waste. I cut and finished the back of the chair yesterday. I have cut out the seat area/legs, but have not put them together yet. The...
  18. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello All- I just got an a custom order from a client… They want me to build a harvest table style, http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_vDMlZQUYRTI/SGegiiYswcI/AAAAAAAAARs/TVFD9-0tALw/s1600-h/deck_table.jpg I am excited to build it… My big concern is using pressure treated wood on the top… I plan to...
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I was alerted that I had forgotten about some money, about $100.00. I was pondering what tool would be the best to try to locate. For this amount, most likely looking at used. I have drills, a jigsaw, sander, circular saw, table saw and router. I was thinking a planer but I don't know if I can...
  20. Finishing
    Just finished two benches that will go beside my patio slab. They each have four legs made from treated 4×4s. They will go about 14 inches in the ground. The wood is still very wet. Should I go ahead and stain the legs anyway before I put them in the ground? They will be difficult to get to...
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