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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. Building & Construction
    We hung a suspended chair from our attic truss, and are wondering if that was wise. We drilled 3/16 pilot holes and used (2) 1/4 lag screws to hold a D-ring and plate vertically, against the indoor ceiling, so the weight of the swing is held by the integrity of the lag screws thread's hold...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I will be replacing my roll up garage door with a pair of carriage doors that open manually. My goal is to free up ceiling space by removing garage door motor and tracks. Once the door is removed, I will have a 16' wide opening. Most sources recommend each door be a maximum 5' wide -which...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hi All, Over the past year, i've gradually been accumulating pieces of old Rainbow swingset hardware (slides, swings, etc) that had been retired. The plan now is to construct a two-tier clubhouse along with an A-frame swingset off the other side (in fact, i've got instruction guides for some...
  5. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    hi guys my great patio swing/day bed suffered a tear in the canvas backing! see pics here: swing seat left side tear right side tear is there any way to fix a stretched canvas backing? are their replacement kits made for this purpose? i dont care if it looks ugly, i just want my swing/bed...
  6. Carpentry
    I have a wooden swing in my backyard hanging from an arbor. I recently power washed it (which made it look much better), but the small wooden pieces on top had mostly rotted and were falling off. I would like to make new ones, but I have no knowledge of carpentry. What sort of lumber should I...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi, I have a dilemna in making sure I hang a porch swing securly. The porch is about 5 ft wide from the house to the beam and post support. The part that connects to the house is just toed in and notched to also sit on a facing board for more strength. I have 3 pictures. Is this secure enough...
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