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Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Choosing the Right Wood for Your Fence or Deck

Here’s a walk-through of redwood, cedar, douglas fir and pine species and how they are best used.

Ipe Wood Decking

Ipe Wood Decking

Ipe wood decking came on the scene quickly and it seemed the whole world went wild. Once consumers get a feel for it, the hype didn’t let up and now demand for Ipe wood decking is fierce. A fairly new phenomenon (compared with what’s out there today) in the outdoor […]

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

Backyard Deck Swallows Tree

This backyard deck is a bit too much for us. It’s a great concept designed by Thom Faulders and it’s obvious a lot of work was put into designing and building it but we prefer a calmer atmosphere when relaxing in the yard as opposed to one that makes you […]

Has Your Deck Become a Nightmare?

Has Your Deck Become a Nightmare?

Would you go with your same decking materials again? Synthetic or wood or something else? There is a great debate going on over at FineHomeBuilding where builders are letting their opinions be known and it isn’t as one sided as you might think. Synthetic deck materials aren’t without issues and […]

It’s Pool Party Time

It’s Pool Party Time

It broke 100 degrees in downtown LA a couple days ago and fortunately we live near the coast which was toasty but definitely cooler especially with a breeze. We have the beach at our disposal now but long for a backyard pool of our own. Check out our swimming pool […]

This Deck is Tornado Proof

This Deck is Tornado Proof

One of the best testimonials you’ll ever here is how this outdoor deck survived a tornado. But more specifically the deck withstand the pounding of a large tree falling on it during this tornado. It lost a little railing but the deck survived.

Outdoor Deck Materials

Outdoor Deck Materials

It’s the middle of winter and you’re either freezing (if you’re in the Northeast or Midwest) or sweltering (here in Southern California). Either way it’s not to early to start considering what materials to use for the new deck you are planning to build this spring.

Refinishing an Outdoor Deck

Refinishing an Outdoor Deck

If your deck has seen better days and is starting to fade, get fuzzy, or even splinter then you should consider refinishing your deck which consists of chemical stripping, power washing, sanding, and finally staining your deck. Here are some great resources for approaching this project and take precautions when […]

Inspect Your Deck

Inspect Your Deck

The weather’s heating up and you’re primed for a summer BBQ on the deck with family and friends. But before you send out the evites for your memorial day bash, you should inspect your deck. There are five warning signs you should look out for.

Build Your Own Deck

Build Your Own Deck

Matt Haughey, a contributer to Lifehacker, has put together a step-by-step for building your own deck. He includes great photos, sources for inspiration, and a tools list. As great tip for DIY newbies he suggests first building a practice deck as a test for new tools and materials. If you’ve […]

Patio Shade

Patio Shade

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Clean Your Deck

Clean Your Deck

It’s BBQ season and if you live in a cold weather climate your deck and BBQ have probably been covered with snow or it’s been too cold to spend much time in your yard. Part of your spring cleaning should include prepping your yard and outside area for the coming […]

Installing a Shade Canopy

Installing a Shade Canopy

Prepare for summer now by installing a retractable shade canopy over your deck or outside area. Perfect for those days that are too hot to be outside in the sun but too beautiful of a day to be lounging inside. Installing the Tracks for the Retractable Shade Canopy [DIYnet]