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  1. Building & Construction
    Hi all. Planning a DIY cedar swing in the spirit of this article from DIY Network. Planning to treat the two 6x6" by 12' cedar post bottoms with Cuprinol or similar, then set in concrete to 36" min depth. Going to start assembling materials soon; Just looking for any pointers from experienced...
  2. Painting
    My whole house has been sanded down in preparation for stain. The old cedar cleaned up way better than I thought it would. I did a test area using TWP 1500 series in pecan on the back of my house and thought it looked great (warm golden brown). However, another test spot on the front of the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, I have a rather large 20-year old wood Pergola (20 foot x 20 foot) attached to my house that is in need of serious repair. More than half of the wood is rotten. For some reason the original installers used custom size wood for the framing (posts are 8" x 8" x 12' posts that were milled...
  4. Painting
    Our siding is 95 years old, don't know what it's made of, guessing cedar or pine? If cedar, is there any risk of bleeding when we apply EcoBond Lead Defender or are the tannins long stabilized at its advanced age? If there's still a risk, could we do an alkyd primer on top of the Ecobond...
  5. Painting
    Hello Everyone, I'm in NY and I completed a rebuild of my deck a few months back. It's 5/4 Cedar decking and I'm shopping around for a coating. I'm considering using a semi-transparent oil based stain - Any thoughts on this ? I would really appreciate advice on which products are best -...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, Quick question - I'm curious how a professional would order material to retop an existing deck. My deck is roughly 20' x 28' diagonal decking 5/4 in. Cedar Lumber. I'm wondering if I should simply order long boards to cover the surface area? or should I actually inventory...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I am replacing 50 year old T&G cedar siding on soffits that curve up as an architectural detail on my home. The structure is 1/4" ply over 4x beams, wooden arcs and 2x4 cross braces. The original cladding (~72" spans) was nailed each end to beams and middle just thru the 1/4" ply. Each plank had...
  8. Painting
    Looking at Floods CWF or Armstrong Clark Stain or any suggestion? Building cedar Gazebo with 1/2 walls and Bahama shutters. Looking for a semi transparent stain for the walls and structure. Solid stain for the shutters. All wood will be cedar. Lowest maintenance product is what I need. Both...
  9. Carpentry
    I'm replacing old, rotted wood siding with new cedar clapboards. I'm not certain, but it doesn't seem like the previous carpenter installed it correctly. It appears that they used a piece of 1x2 pine against the concrete and nailed the bottom of the first course to it, just floating there...
  10. Painting
    Our home is about 6 years old and the wood siding, trim, and support beams are needing some attention (see attached pictures). My question is do I need to strip off the current stain to apply the same color or can I go right over the top? Hoping to get a little more than six years out of this...
  11. Painting
    Hi all- My dad just finished an outdoor cedar dining table for my deck. I'm working on a sealer to protect the wood from the elements (I'll bring the table indoors to avoid the Boston winters) but I much prefer the look of unfinished (as opposed to stained) cedar. The deck gets late am/early pm...
  12. Painting
    Hi Fellow DIY'ers, i'm trying to figure out how to make 1x6 cedar T&G siding look as modern as possible for an exterior application. The knots make the wood look more rustic, but it's 4x's cheaper than an A grade cedar, so trying to make this material work. A local builder has used it to good...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Hi DIY Folks, I am planning to wrap a brick garage with cedar T&G. I was thinking of using Pressure Treat 1x as a nailer. I was also wondering about what type of masonry screws, and glue to use to adhere the nailer to the brick. Probably will need some type of masonry epoxy to fill screw holes...
  14. Roofing/Siding
    I replaced a window and need to cut back the cedar shakes in order to install new exterior moulding. What's the best method to trim a length of cedar shakes in a straight line? - A straight edge and lots of passes with a razor blade? - Skill saw with the depth set appropriately? I'm worried...
  15. Painting
    This is a two-tiered question. 1. I am having a separate building built next to my house. Its siding will be hardieplank. I want to paint this hardieplank to look like stained cedar, ie. natural-looking. Is this possible? 2. My existing house has cedar siding. The cedar was painted sky blue 25...
  16. Roofing/Siding
    Hi there, I've been burning two 8" red cedar channel siding boards at the same time, then putting the charred sides face to face and onto a pile without stickers (spacing boards). I thought I was going to be able to install the siding this summer but I had a few setbacks and need to put the job...
  17. Painting
    Ok, I've done lots of research & figure it's time to ask for help.... :thumbsup: My wife and I live in a 2200 sq. ft. contemporary home in Michigan with Western Red cedar channel siding (rough sawn side up). The house was built in '78, and I'm guessing it's been about 10 years since it was...
  18. Building & Construction
    Looking for advice on materials for renovating a 7x30 uncovered deck over living space. Current deck has rail posts attached on top of the exterior walls below, forming penetrations in a hot mop waterproofing layer, sleepers fastened into joists through hot mop (more penetrations), and Cedar...
  19. Carpentry
    My girlfriend is having a remodel done in her yard and she hired a landscape contractor to do all the work. Among other things they are building a cedar deck. I went by yesterday to take a look and a few things popped out at me. I do not have much experience in carpentry but some of this stuff...
  20. Painting
    I'm planning to paint the exterior of my home. It's cedar shake that was previously painted. The paint is not coming off, we just bought the house and wanted to freshen it up with a new coat and color. Couple of questions based on internet searching: - What should I use, method and material...
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