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Steven Winter  |  Aug 30, 2013  |  0 comments

How to guide: decking your garden Garden decking has been a must-have ever since Alan Titchmarsh and Charlie Dimmock took over our TV screens in Ground Force back in the 1990s. With the help of Tommy the builder, they made it look easy - but as anyone who’s ever tried laying their own garden decking will know - it isn’t. Unless you follow a how to guide like this one… 1. First things first, you’ll need to…

Jim Robinson  |  Feb 06, 2009  |  0 comments
Almost fifty years ago, I constructed a garden seat based on a design in The Woodworker by Charles Haywood. It was made in Japanese oak and has given good service over the years, but it’s now sadly beyond any further patching up, as the photograph below left shows. This seat which forms the subject of this project is a replacement made with European oak. It’s 4ft 3in wide and stands almost 3ft high at the back (see fig 1). Stock…

Mike Jordan  |  Sep 10, 2008  |  0 comments
There are two things guaranteed to complicate woodworking — heritage and marriage. Just take this door, for example, which was made for a woodworking friend and his wife who live in an old weaver’s cottage. Because the cottage has only one room and a small kitchen on the ground floor, they thought that a framed, ledged, and braced stable-type door would improve the kitchen’s view and ventilation. Being an old cottage, of…

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