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How to Pre-Paint Balusters (& hang them up to dry)

How to Pre-Paint Balusters (& hang them up to dry)

When I built the railings for our veranda project, I pre-painted all the components before assembly. Pre-painting allows you prime the end cuts to prevent moisture wicking, you don’t have to kneel or squat for hours on end, and you can do a better overall paint job. I had about 80 balusters that needed one […]

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Pet Gates Keep Pups on the Porch

Pet Gates Keep Pups on the Porch

Our sanity is still intact – thanks to a fenced side yard and our porch pet gates. We recently had the pleasure of a couple of canine houseguests for a 10-day stay while their owners were away. Added to our 3 dogs, that made 5 altogether – 4 retired racing Greyhounds and an elderly Golden […]

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Build No-Sag Gates for your Porch or Deck

Build No-Sag Gates for your Porch or Deck

No more fumbling with finicky gate latches or rusted steel sliding bolts! These unique pet gates will allow you to let your dog lounge off-leash in safety and comfort on your porch or deck – or guide them to a fenced yard where they can play or get down to “business”. Visitors will be intrigued […]

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