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Screen Door Plan: Free Step By Step Instructions. This project appeared in our July 5, 2008 Newsletter.

Screen Door Plan: Free Step By Step Instructions

Screen Door We have been wanting a screen door on our front door for some time now but coming up with the right design took a while. We wanted a screen door that was more like the ones we remembered when growing up rather than some plastic or metal manufactured door. We definitely wanted it to be able to slam and hopefully squeak. We didn't want any fancy closers but instead just an old fashion spring. The first thing you'll need to know is the size of your screen door. Here's what you'll need: 5/4" X 6" lumber. I made the side and center stile's 4 1/2" wide and the top, center and bottom rail's 5 1/4" wide. Opening Dimensions Once you have all your dimensions figured out it's time to start making sawdust. These little 13" planners work great! It's a good idea to run the edges of the boards over a jointer to true them up. Is a close second. The real work in making this door is the tenon and mortise joints.

That's about it. DIY Porch Planter. One of my favorite parts of being a Lowe’s Creative Blogger is the push that it gives to me get some of the projects that are floating around in my head, finished!

DIY Porch Planter

You know…those things you would love to have but just don’t find the time or the motivation to tackle? I have wanted some tall porch planters for a long time to spice up my front porch. I, of course, never want to pay the prices that planters like these cost, especially when we can make them for much cheaper! And perhaps my favorite part of this post is the fact that I am then “forced” to plant flowers in March. Those flowers have made me happier than they should every time I see them. Making A Compost Bin With Free Plans. Allows you to keep your garden tidy.

Making A Compost Bin With Free Plans

Here we provide you with 2 plans to make your own compost bin showing you the materials, dimensions needed for a 3 bay wooden compost bin. For those of you who have the space, a large wooden compost bin is perfect for 3 stage compost processing. For those of you who are serious about being organic farmers and gardeners, you cannot do without compost to enrich your soil and provide the nutrients for healthy growth. The downside of composting is that it can look an unholy mess. Log Compost Pit Bin Plans (PDF) Make A Picnic Table; Free Plans. No cottage or cabin should be without one or more picnic tables and few homes in cities should be without one either.

Make A Picnic Table; Free Plans

Not only for eating your meals outside, but a picnic table can be used for a zillion other things as well; I often use mine as a sawhorse. The last one I made cost me about C$60 in materials plus a few hours. Detailed plans for making a picnic table NOTE: the proper address for this page now is: To make this simple but sturdy picnic table, you will need: Cutting the pieces of 2 x 4 to proper lengths: (the following diagrams are not to scale, nor are the angles necessarily correct.) A. B. C. D. E. Free Picnic Table Plans (PDF) Free Mission Style Porch Swing Plans in Pine. Mission style furniture has enjoyed a revival these last few years, and many people enjoy its simple, straight lines and unfussy look, that is very similar to Shaker furniture.

Free Mission Style Porch Swing Plans in Pine

We hope that you enjoy the look of the porch swing below, that you might be tempted to turning your hand at making one yourself with our mission furniture plans. A Mission-Style Porch Swing Porch Swing Plans and Materials Needed The porch swing shown in the illustration can be made of southern pine at a very moderate cost. It should be suspended by rustless black chains and eye-bolts passing through the lower rails. These pieces for your porch swing plans, dressed and sanded, may be bought at the mill or your local hardware store: Pergola Plans DIY - Outdoor Pergola Designs. Free Adirondack Chair Plan {Printable} This month Lowe’s challenged me to do something to enhance my backyard.

Free Adirondack Chair Plan {Printable}

I have always wanted Adirondack chairs along the lake. So we took the challenge and made a chair for each family member! The chairs go together quite easily and this a great way to get the whole family building! First download the Adirondack chair template. The template is actual size so you will have to have it printed on 24″ by 36″ paper at a local copy shop. Free Adirondack Chair Plans Printable Download Supplies for Adirondack Chair 60 -1 1/2″ deck screws 10 – 2″ X 1/4″ carriage bolts along with flat nuts and washers 2 – 12 ft 1 X 6 treated lumber (on one cut the middle back of chair, upper back support, one seat, and two arms) (on the second cut two legs, the first seat piece/bottom support for back, and two seat pieces) 1 – 8 ft 1 x 4 treated lumber (cut both support for arms, the front cross piece of chair, and two legs) 1 – 10 ft 1 x 4 treated lumber (cut all four of the remaining back of chair)

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