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Weekend Country Garden

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Steps:5
Materials
  • Five pieces an outdoor-safe wood, such as cedar
  • Paintbrushes
  • Exterior primer
  • Exterior latex paint
  • Drill
  • One 6-foot piano hinge (with included screws)
  • Exterior-grade wood glue
  • 3 Ikea Ekby Valter shelf brackets (with the top nubs removed)
  • Three 10-inch piano hinges with an open width of 1 1/2 inches (with included screws)
  • Screw gun
  • 9 exterior screws (masonry and cinder block facades require appropriate screws and anchors)
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Tower of Herbs

Steps:2
Other Ideas:
Decorating, Good Things
Don't miss out on fresh herbs (or pay a lot for them at the market) just because you don't have a big yard. Situate this compact herb garden in a sunny spot near the kitchen door for easy snipping.
Materials
  • 5 terra-cotta planters
  • Soilless potting mix
  • Assorted herbs
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Card Table How-To

Steps:7
Materials
  • Damp cloth
  • Wood filler
  • Sand paper
  • Medium-gray paint and a slightly lighter gray paint
  • Steel wool
  • Rag
  • Plastic container
  • 2 tablespoons wax
  • 1 teaspoon artist's oil paint in raw-umber
  • 1/2 teaspoon artist's oil paint in paynes gray
  • 1 tablespoon rottenstone
  • 4 ounces mineral spirits
  • Paintbrush
  • Light-green paint
  • Natural bristle brush
  • 4 ounces each of moss-green alkyd paint, alkyd glaze, and mineral spirits
  • Horsehair brush
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