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Outdoor Woodworking Plans

Terminology of decks

The following terms define all of the important components of a typical deck.

Whether used as a home for climbing plants or a privacy screen for a deck or patio, expect this latticed beauty to capture the envious eyes of your neighbors.

Used as an entrance to your garden or yard, arbors create an exciting and welcoming structural focal point. Some of our arbors are large enough to support a swing, and others have slatted ends for climbing plants. If you?ve got the room to showcase one of these beauties, we've got just the right plan.

Building a deck that will bring a lifetime of good memories begins by selecting quality materials that last a lifetime. Built of ipe (Brazilian walnut), this handcrafted deck will outlast softer woods five to one.

Like many other questions about building a deck, the answer to how large it should be will pretty much fall into place once you've decided how you're going to use the deck.

All you need to make accurate deck plans are a pencil, ruler, and graph paper.

This contoured, eye-catching bench derives its durability from rock-solid mortise-and-tenon joinery and decay resistant cedar.

Build just a single piece or start a spectacular collection with any of these comfy outdoor pieces. All our outdoor furniture features strong but simple joinery, designed to withstand years of exterior use. All the pieces have been built in the WOOD Magazine shop to ensure error-free plans for your building success.

Have a seat on WOOD. We've got some of the finest shop-tested seating plans for your outdoor enjoyment.

We constructed this nifty 8x8x12" passive-solar kiln. And boy does it work, not to mention save money! Better still, we developed a plan for our kiln so you can build one just like it.

Decks can be almost any shape imaginable, but the shape of your deck should not be an arbitrary choice.

For about $170 in wood and copper you can build this gorgeous planter box to green up your patio, backyard, or garden.

You can locate this easy-to-build planter box anywhere in your yard. Holds three 10"-diameter flowerpots.

A lot that doesn't lend itself to an expansive deck shouldn't stop you from building one.

Deck projects are as unique as the people who build them. Even so, different projects have common features, such as size, level of complexity.

Building for the great outdoors calls for a little extra thought at the design and assembly stages.

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