How to Build A Board and Batten Door

By Robert Robillard

Building Board and Batten Doors In this article we will show you how to build a board and batten door using rough-sawn,  ship lap lumber.  Building a board and batten door is a task that can be completed in a relatively short period of time and is a project that is suitable for novice woodworkers.…

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Building A Sliding Barn Door

By Robert Robillard

Building and Installing a Sliding Door Today it seems like every home décor magazine and Pinterest board is covered with sliding barn door ideas. Whether it’s a modern, industrial-style door or a more rustic, country design, or something in between, I am seeing more and more interest in this trend from clients. One of the…

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How To Install Cobblestone Edging

By Robert Robillard

Cobble Stone Garden Edging and Borders I live in the Metro-Boston area where older streets are still paved in granite cobblestones and setts. Cobbles stones make great edging material for gardens, raised beds, pathways and even driveways. Cobblestone edging transforms a landscaping project into a neat and organized looking finished product.  In this article we…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is an extremely durable system that is designed to withstand the toughest of elements. Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is low maintenance and has the look of real painted wood. The CXT Classic Railing is constructed with co-extruded, 2 layer, scratch and weather resistant material. The…

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Using a Scroll Saw to Make a Shop Sign

By Robert Robillard

Using a Scroll Saw What do you get a guy who has everything? Another tool? Does he really need any more tools (I’ve been in his shop)?  I know! I’ll Use a scroll saw to make a shop sign as a gift. Happy Birthday Rob Robillard! Using a Scroll Saw to Make a Shop Sign I’ve…

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How To Build An Outdoor Shower

By Robert Robillard

Outdoor Showers This article will discuss planning considerations for, and show you how to build an outdoor shower. Days of Old Outdoor Shower Outdoor showers used to be associated just for beach houses, cottages or houses with a pool.  Not anymore, outdoor showers are growing in popularity, and powered by the desire of residents longing…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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