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Outdoor Furniture

Danny Lipford and Julie Day-Jones staining outdoor wood furniture.

Tips for Cleaning and Refinishing Outdoor Wood Furniture

Outdoor wood furniture needs to be cleaned and refinished from time to time to protect the wood and keep it looking good. Watch this video for tips on how to clean and stain wood that’s outside in the weather.

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DIY Adirondack chair

DIY Outdoor Wood Furniture Projects for Your Home

Watch this video to see how to go about building some great DIY outdoor wood furniture projects, including a bench, patio planter, picnic table, and Adirondack chair; as well as some workshop saw jigs to make the process easier.

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Brown synthetic wicker outdoor furniture with green cushions

Outdoor Furniture from Martha Stewart Living

The Martha Stewart Living line of outdoor patio furniture is available in a range of durable materials – including cast aluminum and synthetic wicker – that won’t rust and will hold up to the elements. Watch this video to find out more.

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Cypress bench, chair, and table on lawn

Choosing Durable Wood for a Garden Bench and Outdoor Furniture

Garden benches and other outdoor furniture can be fabricated from many materials, but it’s hard to beat wood for its warmth and natural beauty. When using wood for outside furniture; it’s important to choose a durable wood. Read on to find out more.

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Garden arbor over path in yard

How to Install a Garden Arbor Near Existing Plants

Rachael asks, “I’d like to install an arbor next to a rose bush. How far away should I put it to avoid injuring the plant?”

Before installing an arbor near your plants, you’ll need to know the size of the root ball. Read on to find out more.

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Finished built-in bench corner seat on deck

How to Add Built-in Seating to a Deck

Decks are great for outdoor entertaining, but you need to have plenty of seating in place first. To make this deck more party friendly, we added built-in corner bench made from treated lumber. Watch this video to see how it’s done.

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Refinished red painted bench on porch

How to Finish Wood Furniture for Use Outdoors

Even furniture made with rot resistant or pressure wood won’t last very long if it’s not finished to withstand the elements. Read on to find out how to finish outdoor furniture to help it hold up against sun and rain for years to come.

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Outdoor utility sink made from old kitchen sink, plywood top, and wood base

Build Your Own Outdoor Utility Sink

If you enjoy finding new uses for old stuff, then here’s a great project for you. Rather than throwing away that old beat-up kitchen sink, put it to use in your yard, workshop, or garage! Read on for some tips on turning an old kitchen or bathroom sink into a handy outdoor potting and utility sink.

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