How to Make Plywood Look Good?

Plywood is a fantastic building material when you need to keep costs reasonable and still want a quality final product. While many people are only familiar with plywood when it comes to its use as sheathing or subfloor, you can also use plywood as a finished surface provided you take the necessary steps to make it look good.

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plywood rot

Does Plywood Rot? Plus How to Fix it!

Plywood is used in all sorts of building applications, including roofing, flooring, siding, and even for specific marine uses. If you’re not all that acquainted with the ins and outs of plywood – few of us are – then you might be wondering whether or not plywood rots or not.

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concrete saw

How to Cut Concrete?

Learning to cut concrete can seem like an intimidating process if you’re a DIYer, but don’t fret, cuts less than 6” deep are more than doable with a little knowledge and some basic tools.

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crack in concrete

How to Stop Concrete from Cracking?

Concrete cracking is about as inevitable as the sun rising in the morning – It’s just a fact of life. While this may be the case, you can do a lot to stop concrete from cracking which means the difference between a slab that lasts for decades and one that cracks and turns to rubble within just a few years.

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hammering in tight spaces

How to Hammer in Tight Spaces?

If you’re working on a project and find yourself with nails that you need to hammer in tight spaces, don’t worry, this happens more often than you might think. The situation can arrive when you’re installing trim in tight spot, working on anything located between two studs, or trying to drive nails in a tight corner.

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concrete for fence posts

Best Concrete Mix for Fence Posts?

If you’re installing some fence posts in concrete, then one of the first questions that typically pops up is “What is the best concrete mix for fence posts?” This is a good question, as there are many options when it comes to concrete mixes, so nailing it down to a single best one can be a little tricky.

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refinishing outdoor wood furniture

How to Refinish Outdoor Wood Furniture?

If you’ve left your wood furniture outdoors over the winter, it can get pretty weathered and beat down. If you want to restore your outdoor wood furniture to its former glory, then you’ll need to refinish it by cleaning, sanding, and treating it with some sort of weather-resistant coating.

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cedar planter boxes assembled

How to make Cedar Planter Boxes?

Cedar planter boxes are not only great for adding some greenery to just about any outdoor space, but they also look great when done correctly. Cedar is a fantastic wood to use for this, as it looks great, is naturally weather resistant, and even smells great!

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