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How to Replace Rotten Newel Post Facing Boards | Today's ...

Watch this video to find out how to replace rotten facing boards and caps around newel posts on outdoor porch and deck railings. ... Attach Facing Boards to Post: Slide the facing board column over the top of the center post and use nails to attach it in place with the handrail side of the facing boards against the post.

Porch Foundations | Porch Repairs | Porch Footing

IMPORTANT: Although the process and structure of building a porch foundation is similar to that of a backyard deck, your porch's foundation will be carrying significantly more ... As a general rule, concrete and wood don't mix so I almost always try to avoid mixing the two,i.e., placing my posts directly into or onto concrete.

Does Wood Mulch Attract Termites and Other Insects? | Today's ...

When you put down wood mulch, it's not like a call goes out for a convention of termites and other insects in your yard. Instead, the insects that are already in your soil (and there are plenty of them, including termites!) wander into the mulch in your planting beds, like it, and decide to stay. Those centipedes, millipedes, and ...

How To: Use Boiled Linseed Oil (Safely) | The Craftsman Blog

May 4, 2015 ... Boiled Linseed Oil is a great way to protect and beautify wood and metal items. Just be careful and ... Any rags soaked with BLO should be laid flat on a non-flammable surface away from flammable items until they are completely dry or they can be placed in a metal container with water. The most common ...

How to Stain a Deck and Pergola - Simply Designing with Ashley

Check Your Wood First you will need to check to see if your deck is ready to be sealed. Pre-treated wood will naturally repel water for a year or two. After that ... You will need to attach a take-up tube to it, but once it is securely in place, you will just put the tube into your stain container and suck the stain into the StainStick!

9 Common Subfloor Mistakes—and How to Avoid Them | Wood ...

Feb 17, 2015 ... OSB exposed during construction must be allowed to dry (especially before installing sensitive finish materials such as hardwood flooring). ... If additional force is needed, always use a block of wood against the groove edge to minimize damage to the panel, and always allow a 1/8-inch gap between panels ...

How to Build a Deck (with 120+ Pics, Diagrams, Pro-Tips, & Helpful ...

May 25, 2016 ... As you may remember, the crew planned the joist spacing at 12″ oc since they were installing a manufactured composite decking surface. For traditional 5/4 pressure treated wood surface deck, 16″ oc is more common. Joist spacing depends on both surface material as well as spanning distance ...

Awesome RV Deck Design Ideas + How to Build a Deck

Apr 20, 2017 ... These awesome RV deck designs can help keep your camper clean, create an attract outdoor living space, and increase the overall enjoyment of your RV. ... These concrete blocks are very convenient; they can be placed just about anywhere and manipulated to get the needed height. Dorothy ran 16′ ...

How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio Without Mortar | Today's ...

Patio Extension: You can also extend the size of your patio, by digging out the soil around it and installing a proper gravel and sand bed, then screeding and tamping the sand across both the old and new areas to make it level. However, keep in mind that the non-concreted areas will be more likely to settle, and over time ...

Financing Your Deck: FAQs | Seventrust

Periodic cleanings with a composite deck cleaner were far easier than the dreaded sanding and staining required to maintain wood decks. ... Engineered with a proprietary shell technology that protects against fading, staining, scratching, mold and mildew, Transcend decking offers the ultimate in beauty and performance ...

Building a Family Friendly Wood Deck | Today's Homeowner

We're removing an old deck and flagstone patio from the back of homeowners Jason and Kyndall Outlaw's house; and replacing it with a new pressure treated wood deck with a built-in sandbox that's safe for their child to use. Deck projects featured include: Setting deck foundation posts in concrete. Installing deck ledger ...

Decking is Not a Finished Product - J Gibson McIlvain

Nov 21, 2017 ... Mud and dirt get on the boards in the process, and that is to be expected; however, the fact that this mud then dries and gets compacted and ground into the wood fibers during all .... In the end installing your decking following proper spacing will be your best defense against wood movement issues later on.

How to Build a Post & Beam Shed Foundation on a Slope - One ...

May 2, 2012 ... This article is a step-by-step guide for how we built it, and if you've read our article for building a deck, you'll see some similarities. Editors update: The shed has ... As we leveled the posts, we used a small amount of pea gravel and dirt to temporary hold the posts in place. This allowed us to go back and ...