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DIY plans for a modern outdoor sectional

Creating an outdoor room is all the rage right now. And with good reason – who doesn’t want to make the most of every inch of their deck and the surrounding beauty of nature? This gorgeous outdoor Western Red Cedar sectional is sure to be the star of your patio all year long. Smart, functional
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Urban sanctuary framed by Western Red Cedar

Location: San Francisco, California Architect: Terremoto.LA Photo: Bruce Damonte Take a slender, rectangular urban backyard and turn it into a multifaceted outdoor living space that flows seamlessly from the interior to the exterior. Innovative landscape design firm Terremoto.LA rose to the challenge beautifully with its
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Why We Only Build With Western Red Cedar

‘There is no classic when you use plastic’ For those who love the look of exceptionally built Western Red Cedar pergolas, it’s hard not to get swept away by the Instagram feed of a Midwest builder. Each post is better than the last with Minnesota Pergolas, a company that always crafts their rock-solid pergolas with Western Red Cedar. It’s the optimal
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Build your own little cabin in the woods

Treat summer guests to comfortable quarters By Paul Lewis My original cabin’s wobbly foundation shifted uneasily on its stacked-stone piers. “No problem,” I announced. “We’ll shore up this foundation, patch the roof and maybe add new Cedar siding.” A nice little weekend project, I thought. A couple of weeks
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Three reasons cedar is the best environmental choice for your new deck

Okay, so Real Cedar boasts greater beauty and more versatility than man-made materials – few would argue that point. But, Real Cedar is so much more than just good-looking and strong; it’s also the best environmental choice for your new deck. Renewable and biodegradable                         
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Easy DIY: How to Build a Portable Cooler Stand

  Entertain in style with Western Red Cedar The portable Western Red Cedar deck bar and cooler stand will be as much a conversation piece as a practical staple. Easy to pull off, but still worthy of bragging rights, this Western Red Cedar beauty involves just four simple
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Easy DIY: How to build a modern outdoor cedar bench

WRC perfect for outdoor projects Western Red Cedar is always the best choice for any outdoor project, and this stunning modern outdoor storage bench is no exception. “Stable, lightweight and easy on the tools” is how expert builder Jim West of Westworks
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Pro of the Week – Neil Burke of BurkeWorks

Looking ahead to landscapes Don’t be deterred when building challenges arise. In fact, expect they will and be prepared to deal with them as they do – that’s the advice from expert builder Neil Burke of Toronto’s BurkeWorks, when it comes to landscape design. His one-stop residential trades and design
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