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    Re: covering a deck

    What about a nice, large outdoor rug? There are some beautiful ones out there. I, too, would be hesitant to do anything "permanent" like vinyl tiles.
  2. Stain for deck: semi-transparent vs solid stain.

    Backstory: We purchased our house last summer and had to demo and rebuild part of the deck and pergola (the pergola is attached to and built onto the deck).

    The remaining part of the old deck was...
  3. Thread: New deck

    by katiesommer
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    Re: New deck

    If you're set on DIY, you can totally do it with a few helpers and a couple of weekends. That is, after you do all the footwork (design it carefully and safely, request permits, ensure you have the...
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    Re: Hanging planters from soffits

    Well, I ended up prying back a piece of the vinyl from the soffit and felt around and found what appeared to be plywood. So I got an eyehook that was long enough, drilled a hole, screwed the eyehook...
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    Re: Replacing deck - broken screws

    We went through this exact scenario and the only thing that worked for us was the reciprocating saw. It will work. Good luck.
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    Hanging planters from soffits

    I want to hang a planter (with flowers) from our soffit. How do I determine where the best place to do this is? I'm assuming I need to find the corner of a truss or something. Thanks.
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    Repairing screw holes in siding

    Hey all,

    We took down some planters that were screwed into our siding with lag bolts and want to reinstall a large windowbox. I'm assuming we should repair the old holes before we do the new...
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    Re: Building windowboxes--materials help

    Thanks! Yes, I'm going to seal them, but I'm always open to/interested in learning about other options, especially if they're lighter in weight. When you say PVC, do you mean MDO or something?
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    Building windowboxes--materials help

    I would like to build a long windowbox. It will be about 8 feet long and 8 inches high.

    My plan is to use 1x8x10 treated pine, cut to size, to make the box. Then attach it with several (four?)...
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    Re: Boring white house

    We were in the same situation as you are. (Bought a house because it had everything we needed, but little curb appeal.)

    This year, on the front, we added shutters, a porch swing, and windowboxes....
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