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AW Extra - Think Spring! Think Outdoor Projects!

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January 28, 2011
Today in AW Extra:

Build a Garden Arbor

Add romance to your garden with this inviting gateway. It's a big undertaking, because of its design and scale. But it isn't a difficult project, because all the parts go together with simple joinery and basic tools.

 

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Consider Using Plastic Lumber

Plastic lumber holds little of the beauty and romance of real wood, but it does have qualities that make it particularly well-suited for outdoor furniture. For example, it's very durable and it requires no finishing. Intrigued? Here are 10 things you need to know.

 

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Build a Sunburst Patio Table

This elegant table has the richness and warmth that only wood can provide. It seats four comfortably and is built to stand up to the weather, so it’s perfect for a sunroom, patio or porch. It even has a center hole for an umbrella canopy.

 

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Bone Up on Outdoor Finishes

Paint is unequaled when it comes to protecting wood, but who wants to cover beautiful wood with paint? Here are three clear finishes that will show off the wood on your outdoor projects.

 

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20 Furniture Projects—Now Available!

Thumb through complete plans and how-to information for 20 different projects all wrapped up in one complete special issue. You’ll enjoy 6 large projects, including a classic Stickley-style sideboard, a frame-and-panel hope chest and a two-part bookcase. Six medium-sized projects feature an outdoor chair and picnic table, plus a Queen Anne footstool. For quick and easy projects, you'll find 8 ideas for one-day items including a photo-album, a wall shelf and a turned plate. Shipping now—only $9.99.

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