Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?
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Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?

When staining any exterior wood element such as a fence, deck, siding, or garden bridge, you can choose between either an oil-based or latex-based stain. Oil-based stains traditionally…

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Best Wood Deck Board Materials
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Best Wood Deck Board Materials

Wood remains the most cost effective and efficient material for deck floor boards. While composite wood and PVC (Trex, Azek, TimberTech) have strong advantages, both are brutally expensive.  Even the cheapest off-the-shelf…

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Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?
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Latex vs. Oil Exterior Stain: Which Is Best For Your Deck or Fence?

When staining any exterior wood element such as a fence, deck, siding, or garden bridge, you can choose between either an oil-based or latex-based stain. Oil-based stains traditionally…

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Consider Utilities When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen
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Consider Utilities When Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

The outdoor living trend is steadily increasing, as homeowners convert backyard spaces into unique cooking and entertainment centers. State-of-the-art appliances, combination grill units, outdoor wet bar and stainless-steel…

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How to Identify Cast Iron Furniture
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How to Identify Cast Iron Furniture

Metal is metal, right? Not so fast. In the context of garden furniture, cast iron is hard, brittle, and is more fusible than steel. While metal furniture also…

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How to Hire a Contractor to Install a Deck
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How to Hire a Contractor to Install a Deck

Adding a deck to your home can provide you with a space to socialize, relax and eat with friends and family. But before you can enjoy your dream…

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Before You Buy a Hammock
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Before You Buy a Hammock

The quintessential Father’s Day card depicts Dad snoozing in a hammock while his adoring family waits on him with a cold beverage and newspaper while pitching in with…

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What Is a Gazebo Used For?
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What Is a Gazebo Used For?

A gazebo is a freestanding, open garden structure, sometimes hexagonal or octagonal in shape, with a roof. Most gazebos are constructed of wood or metal and have ​built-in seating inside…

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What to Know Before Buying a Patio Umbrella
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What to Know Before Buying a Patio Umbrella

In areas of your yard where there aren’t overhead outdoor roofs or awnings—which may be everywhere or an out-of-the-way spot—an umbrella offers the perfect solution. It will provide…

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What’s the Difference Between a Patio and a Deck?
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What’s the Difference Between a Patio and a Deck?

Should you build a patio or deck in your yard? How do you know which one is right for you, your lifestyle and your outdoor living space? And…

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