Category Archives: How-to Build

DIY: Outdoor Wood Mat

We always like to provide all our readers with some do it yourself wood projects that are simple and add a personal touch to your home.

This time we’d like to invite you to create a modern and very durable wooden welcome mat. It’ll be a project that will require only a few tools and even simple materials. We always suggest using the best materials like ipe but, you can use any other wood you like.

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How To Convert Square Feet to Linear Feet


The lumber industry has a lot of terms that are often very tough to navigate especially if it’s the first time anyone considered buying wood. Most wood products are sold per piece or per square foot. Often a lot of people won’t know how to convert from square feet to linear feet and if they order amounts per the square foot then there will be a very big shortage of material. Luckily we do provide a handy dandy square feet to linear feet calculator that’ll do the hard work and a page that explains what lumber sizing is! But, have you wondered how exactly the calculation happens?
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How To Build Better Stairs for Your Deck

Turn your stairway into an accent piece instead of a necessary structure.

Turn your stairway into an accent piece instead of just a necessary structure.

Stair building is an art form of its own. The perfect set of stairs makes a comfortable transition between areas. How often have you been on a deck where the stairs were too narrow, too long, or they just looked odd? Stairs need to be properly built for comfort, safety, and appearance. Remember, every deck is different, and building the correct set of stairs for your particular project enhances the appearance and creates safety for your guests.

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Deck Fastening Methods: Choosing the Right Fastener

The Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fastener is the highest quality deck fastener on the market.

The Ipe Clip® Hidden Deck Fastener is the highest quality hidden fastener on the market.

There are many different methods when it comes to fastening deck boards. Some say that surface screwing is simply the best fastening process, and all other techniques are a waste of time.  Those who do choose to use hidden deck fasteners, sometimes rely on cheaper, generic brands. Fasteners that are drilled straight through the joist just don’t give you the holding power you need for your hardwood deck.

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