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  • Julian on Adirondack Loveseat PlansUse a high-quality wood stain. If you want a natural look, use a transparent stain. For a color, use a tinted stain.
  • Sean on Adirondack Loveseat PlansI just looked over the plans you did a great job on. I plan on trying to make it today with cedar. What do you recommend putting on it to protect it from the weather?
  • Julian on 8×12 Short Shed PlansNo,this shed will not be roomy enough for those items. For ATV-s and ride on lawnmowers I recommend you a full size shed, at least 12×12 and tall. For foundations you should read the local codes and ask an engineer to help you. The foundation requires some information I don’t…
  • Derek on 8×12 Short Shed PlansWhat do you recommend for a foundation for this and some of the similar sized sheds? I am looking to store a ride on lawnmower, an atv, two push mowers and some weedwackers and possibly some firewood. Do you think this shed wil be large enough?
  • Julian on Firewood Shed PlansThat will be ideal. However, if you want to save some bucks, you can use pressure treated lumber just for the floor and posts.
  • Bill on Firewood Shed PlansDid you use pressure treated wood for this project?
  • Julian on Lifeguard Chair PlansThat is hard without a table saw. You could try with a circular saw.
  • John on Lifeguard Chair PlansHow do I cut the 15 degree bevel cuts for the back without a table saw ? Thank you
  • Julian on Firewood Shed PlansPlease read this to understand better the lumber sizes: http://myoutdoorplans.com/imperial-to-metric-conversion/
  • Taylor on Firewood Shed PlansI’m sorry, I meant a 1×3?
  • Taylor on Firewood Shed PlansNow what is a 2×3?
  • Julian on Free Wood Shed PlansI’ve updated the cut list. Thanks for letting me know.
  • T F on Free Wood Shed PlansThere is an error in the materials list. The labels on the diagram don’t match the list. Rafters should be 7 pieces of 2×4 @ 29 3/4″
  • Julian on Deer Blind PlansGood luck with the project and don’t forget to let me know how it comes out. It would be awesome if you take a few pics as well.
  • Gary on Deer Blind PlansGoing to try this out. Just bought the wood at Lowes last night and got it all measured and cut. Laid the platform out and the spread of joists. Ready to screw together. Thank ya.
  • Julian on Outdoor Pavilion PlansThat should work. Alternatively, you can pour a concrete slab before building the pavilion.
  • Ryan on Outdoor Pavilion PlansWhat would be the best way to put flooring into this? I was thinking flattening out a area, laying down sand, then putting down 1×1 stone slabs spaced evenly apart. Would this work? or am I going at this the wrong route?
  • John on DIY Pallet Planter BoxI love working with wood especially free wood . I recycle wood from pallets that I get from grocery stores and diffrentt places and all all free so look for more projects from me in the near further thank you to the outdoor plans website for inspiration and motivation
  • Julian on Patio pergola plansFor the 2×2 slats you can easily use two pieces, just make sure they meet on the middle of the crossbeam. The carriage bolts need a washer and a nut.
  • AE on Patio pergola plansWe’re having a hard time locating 2″x 2″x 14′ lumber for the long slats. Did you find it off the shelf or did you have to special order it? Also, do the carriage bolts you used come in two pieces like the picture shows? Is the second part a nut?…
  • Julian on Patio pergola plansYou countersink the holes about 1/2″ – 1″ before inserting the screws. However, you would be indeed better off using 4″ screws. Any of those would work.
  • Jules on Double Chair Bench with Table Plans4×2 and 1×6 etc are the names of the standard timber sizes when rough sawn, when the timber is dressed (or gauged) to create smooth clean timber, there is always a loss to the original size hence 47mm x 90mm etc. Maybe Julian could have stated this was built with…
  • NG on Patio pergola plansI’m curious how the 3″ screws used to secure the 2×6 shading elements to the support beams through the notched areas are sufficient. After the notch, you still have to go through 3″ of the 2×6 shade elements. Using 3″ screws doesn’t seem right. You need at least 3.5″ or…
  • Julian on Simple Swing Set Plans3′ into concrete. In addition, make sure you also make the holes larger in diameter. In this manner, the larger concrete footings will compensate for the higher forces. Something like 24″ in diameter. You could also consider an A-frame design: http://myoutdoorplans.com/furniture/a-frame-swing-plans/
  • Kate on Simple Swing Set PlansHi Julian, If I wanted to use 12′ timber to make it a little taller for older children, how far would you suggest I sink the uprights into the ground to compensate? Thank you.