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Building Raised Garden Beds

06-04-2018 02:39 AM by woodify | 16 comments »

I built some raised garden beds for the backyard.View on YouTube

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Washer Toss Game

05-20-2018 02:31 PM by woodify | 8 comments »

This is a great family game for the backyard or any yard. View on YouTube

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Front Porch Job

01-13-2016 03:13 AM by dustynewt | 5 comments »

I posted this blog on LumberJocks about seven months ago. I had to edit it to restore photos (I have changed my photo host) so while I was at it, I thought I would post it here for my first HomeReburbers blog. The first major problem (project) started when I walked out the front door of my house one day and my foot went right through the slate porch. It shocked me more than anything because I thought the slate was bedded with a solid concrete pad. We have lived here for 25 years. I have al...

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HR - Gateways #21: Outdoor Space

12-12-2012 09:45 AM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

v This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “OUTDOR SPACE” Projects Blogs Forums Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST  

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HR - Gateways #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 6 comments »

Tagging projects/blogs is a great way to organize our community and to find postings about a specific topic. The “Gateways” are a quick access to related tags. I am in the process of building a series of “Gateways”. Suggestions are appreciated! Projects bathrooms bedroom cabinets decks and patios fireplaces floors framing furniture kitchens living room outdoor space stairs walls Decorating finishing lighting painting styles...

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Do you want a 4-season Sunroom or a 3-season Porch?

05-31-2012 05:57 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 0 comments »

Sometimes while discussing a 4-season sunroom with our Lancaster County, PA clients, we get on the discussion of an alternative option: a 3-season room. Most of the time people were not aware of the term 3-season room or what it was, even though they usually have seen one after we explain it. Here is a quick rundown of 4-season and 3-season rooms, their pros and cons and even an idea if you’re considering your own addition! What is a 4-season room? A four-season room is a heated room ad...

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Deck Cleaning Tips

02-08-2012 06:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 4 comments »

Lancaster County, PA homeowners are often curious the best way to keep their new deck or porch looking beautiful for the long term. Different types of decking material need different types of techniques to be cleaned properly. First things first, inspect your deck before cleaning it. If something looks amiss structurally, call a contractor to take a look! Here are some tips for cleaning a Wood, Composite or Cedar/Redwood deck: Using that Power Sprayer – A power sprayer is a huge time sa...

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Log Stairs

06-15-2011 05:43 PM by Chad_S | 5 comments »

I have put about 3k in to it so far and it will be about 4.5k when I am all done.well I have been working on this project for about 10 months(nights and weekends) and I hope to finish by the 4th of July. all the Big logs (post, beams, stringers, and treads) are black Loucest, the railing are white ceder,. a the deck is good old PT 2x lumber with a loucest trim board. I designed it on sketchup about a year ago and got a rough quote for a jaw dropping 25 k the inspectors ...

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Your Decking Material Options: Pros and Cons

05-04-2011 08:00 PM by Mike Blank, CGR CAPS | 2 comments »

We have been building wood, composite and solid PVC decks and screened porches here in Lancaster County, PA since 1999. With over 12 years experience I can tell you the decision most families struggle with is what kind of decking material to choose for their new deck? If initial cost were the only concern, the answer would always be simple: wood. Unfortunately, we must consider many important factors. Along with initial cost, the appearance you are looking for and long-term maintenance tim...

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House Renovation #1: A Family and Friend Renovation

02-22-2011 02:05 AM by chief101 | 3 comments »

My first adventure in refurbishing was in 1974. I added a 17×27 addition to my ranch style home in Northfield Village, Ohio. I built it myself with the help of friends and a few issues of Time Do It Yourself magazines. These were very popular at the time and extremely helpful. The addition had a cathedral ceiling, main room 17×19, exposed beam, an 8×13 laundry room, in ceiling stereo speakers, and recessed lighting. One wall 17ft was an all split brick fireplace. Mason Bill Swa...

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