DIY - build a lounge chair out of logs

DIY Project Idea: Log Lounge Chair

If you have a log or two lying around, here’s a project idea for you: build a lounge chair out of logs. For this project you will need a saw for cutting the log and a drill for attaching the logs together. In addition, you will need 1/4″ x 6″ lag screws, 1/4″ x 9″ lag screws, and some metal brackets to strengthen the floppy parts of the chair. Note: the hardware should be galvanized so they don’t rust in the rain.

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DIY sofabed for a van

Project Idea: DIY Sofa Bed

If you ever wanted to sleep in your van, here’s an interesting DIY project idea: build a sofa bed that also serves as storage. We found these photos on Pinterest. There are no step-by-step instructions, but the photos give you a rough idea what you need to do. After you’re done building and securing the sofa bed to the van, all you need is a futon mattress for a comfortable night’s sleep.

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How to Build a Garden Work Bench with Fencing Boards | Parr Lumber

How to Build a Garden Work Bench with Fencing Boards

We have a fun project today for those of you who love to work with potted plants. Amber, our manager in Albany, is going to explain how to build a garden work bench using fencing boards. This is an easy-to-do project that only takes about 20 minutes. The tools you will need are: drill, tape measure, saw (circular or miter), square and brush. Below are the list of materials and cut list:

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Deck prep products | Parr Lumber

How to Refinish Your Deck

The summer is nearly here and it’s time to refinish the deck to have it ready for the upcoming evenings of outdoor entertaining. The key for your wood deck is to do the correct preparation before you start. If you have an older wood deck, it probably looks pretty dull and grey. To get it back to its correct color, you will need to clean and brighten it first. If you put the new stain on an old, unclean board it will look splotchy and uneven. The good news is that you can clean and brighten your deck in just one day.

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Cinder Block Garden Bench | Parr Lumber

How to Build a Cinder Block Garden Bench

There is nothing like sitting in the garden during the summer and enjoying all the plants and wildlife around you. The problem is finding a nice and inexpensive bench to sit on when you are out in the garden. Have you ever consider building your own? Amber, the manager at our Albany yard, has a great idea that she decided to share with us. This one was pretty easy to build and it was cheap too. All you need are some cinder blocks, some 4×4’s, a little paint, some adhesive and some cushions.

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