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Staining the Deck

by Josh on September 22, 2011 · 1 comment

in Deck,Projects

Clean the deck: check. Expand the deck: check. And now I can check off the last step in my deck maintenance project: staining the deck. Before I launch into the before-and-after, first a word about deck stain. Like all wood finishes, deck stain serves two basic purposes: it enhances the appearance and it protects the […]

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Deck Cleaning in 4 Easy Steps

by Josh on July 25, 2011 · 6 comments

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Maintain what you’ve got. It’s thrifty, green, preservationist, and pretty much the first rule of smart home ownership. So why in over six years here have I never done a minute’s worth of maintenance work to my small backyard deck? After this much neglect, the deck is long overdue for a thorough cleaning and sealing. Some […]

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Defencing

by Josh on June 25, 2008 · 0 comments

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Here’s another project that got a bit bigger than I was expecting. I have a lovely “Josephine” clematis that I want to plant between the backyard gate and the house as a replacement for grapevine that has been growing there. This is an unusual spot where a small deck is built over the top of […]

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