To Replace or Fix – How to Care For Your Wooden Fence

To Replace or Fix - How to Care For Your Wooden Fence

A well-maintained fence can offer more than security and privacy. It can also add value to your home by making your yard attractive. The rustic look that a wood fence offers can be a perfect complement to most landscaping designs. However, you need to know how to care for your fence if you want it to last a long time. Caring for your fence is not as complicated as it sounds. You can always hire someone to help with the fence upkeep and repairs. But with the proper know-how and the right tools, you can also do it yourself.

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Dedicated Kitchen Beverage Bars That Are Fun & Practical

Dedicated Kitchen Beverage Bars That Are Fun & Practical

Dedicated kitchen beverage bars are meant for large kitchens with plenty of space, right? Not at all! There are plenty of beverage bar ideas out there suitable for kitchens of all shapes, sizes, and designs. The only thing limiting you is your creativity. Some may argue that having dedicated kitchen beverage bars aren’t necessary for the home – but they can be useful when designed properly. Kitchen beverage stations are an excellent way to help you keep your kitchen neat and organized.

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Handmade Door Decorations to Usher in a Happy Holidays

Handmade Door Decorations to Usher in a Happy Holidays

There is no denying this has been a crazy year. So, maybe you’re thinking about holiday decorating a little earlier this year to spark some joy around the house. And, maybe with budgets a little tighter, more time on our hands, or just something to distract the kids, you’re considering doing some DIY. Here are a few door decorations projects to add some fun to your front door.

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4 DIY Woodworking Projects to Get You in the Fall Spirit

4 DIY Woodworking Projects to Get You in the Fall Spirit

As the weather begins to chill and the holiday season is fast approaching, there’s never been a better time to get in the spirit of fall. And, to heck with store-bought Halloween and fall-inspired home decor. We know you would rather make them yourself (it’s more fun that way too). So, take a weekend with the family, head out to the garage, and get your hands dirty with some DIY woodworking projects. Here are four fun projects that can all be finished up in the span of a “fan-less” football game.

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Kitchen Cabinet Styles – What Is The Best Look For Your Kitchen?

Kitchen Cabinet Styles - What Is The Best Look For Your Kitchen?

There are a lot of kitchen cabinet styles. And when we talk about cabinets, it is really the door style or face-frame we are talking about. While you can get the entire cabinet made out of various materials, for this article we want to focus on the design. Unlike books, we are going to be judging the cover. Since there are so many kitchen cabinet styles, we want to make it easier. Here is a break down of the most common types and which kitchens they work best with.

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How to Build a Deck – The Basics Part One

How to Build a Deck - The Basics Part One

The central piece of any new deck project is having a solid foundation that supports the structure. Specifically, deck post brackets, which are typically anchored to concrete footings, act as the feet of the deck. Their job is to ensure the new deck can withstand varying degrees of weight. But, in order to build a deck that is safe and will last for decades, it’s important to properly install your deck posts.

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Pressure Treated Wood – What, Where, and How

Pressure Treated Wood - What, Where, and How

There is a lot of information about pressure-treated wood out there. And, unless you are a contractor, some of the details can be overwhelming. This is why we wanted to put together a list of the top three questions we get regarding pressure-treated lumber. If you are a homeowner or looking to do an outdoor project, this might be helpful. If you have any additional questions, our staff at Friel Lumber is happy to help.

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How to Pick Out the Best Hardware for Your Kitchen

How to Pick Out the Best Hardware for Your Kitchen

When we talk about kitchen hardware, we are typically referring to the cabinet hardware. This means handles and pulls. So, no matter if you are doing a complete remodel, or just want to spruce it up, the hardware is key to your kitchen’s design. It is also typically the last thing you choose in your kitchen. So, how do you pick out the best hardware for your kitchen? Here are some great tips to get you going in the right direction.

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5 Summer DIY Projects That Make You Feel Accomplished

5 Summer DIY Projects That Make You Feel Accomplished

Being quarantined and practicing social distancing has us all having a bit of cabin fever. And, with warm weather right around the corner, we will want to be more active outside. To help with staying occupied and getting outside, we came up with a collection of summer DIY projects. These range from weekend warrior projects, to bigger undertakings. However, no matter what, all will make you feel accomplished when you are done. Here are some things to try this summer.

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How to Teach Kids About Tools

How to Teach Kids About Tools

While Maryland residents are required to shelter-in-place during the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s plenty of time to keep the kids busy with a few DIY projects. Not only are these projects fun and entertaining, but they can also provide an effective way to teach kids about tools.

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