Hand-built outdoor furniture: 20 step-by-step projects by Katie Jackson, Ellen Blackmar

By Katie Jackson, Ellen Blackmar

Jackson exhibits you ways to create lovely modern furnishings in your open air area. even if you just have a number of hours or a whole weekend, those initiatives are higher than whatever you should purchase, and require in basic terms minimum funding, general instruments, and on hand materials.


Hand-Built outside furnishings covers the fundamentals of woodworking-how to degree, the place and the way to buy, and the way to screw, sand, and paint. The twenty step by step tasks are prepared by means of point of Read more...

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58 Align the mark you’ve made on the inside face of the side support with the bottom of the pegboard. Using a drill/driver and 15⁄8-in. screws, attach the first side support to the pegboard. Turn the assembly around and position the other side support. Align the mark on the other side support with the bottom of the pegboard and screw the second side support into place. Mark and attach the shelf. SHAKER PEGBOARD SHELF Place the assembly on the work surface with the shelf on top. Use the adjustable square to center the shelf on the side supports by adjusting it slightly until both end measurements are the same.

Repeat rows all over the outside surface, then spray the inside surfaces. oil- or water-based stain Wear gloves. Because it enhances rather than hides the grain, nuances, and mistakes in your project, stain is the least forgiving way to complete a project and, many would argue, the most beautiful. Fill any gaps, holes, or gouges with wood filler that matches the color of the wood and, when dry, sand the filler until it’s flush with the surface. Every part of your project should be sanded with the same grit, starting with low-grit sandpaper and working your way up to finer grits, such as 100 or 120.

Align the shelf and screw it to one of the side supports. Move the assembly so the clamp can be at the end of the other side support and screw the shelf to the remaining side support. Put a small drop of glue into each screw hole, insert a plug, and gently pound the plugs into the holes with a mallet. Sand the plugs so that they’re flush with the surface of the wood. If you’re using paint, touch up the paint. 8 SHAKER PEGBOARD SHELF 61 The trellis is mounted on a garden shed that’s the same height.

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