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Build this comfy Swing Bed using a downloadable plan, tools and supplies from Woodcraft.
Be ready when spring arrives to get busy sprucing up your home’s exterior and its outdoor living space. Invest family time to envision what projects would transform it into a more organized, inviting retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Do doors, door frames, porches/railings, gates, decks, patios and
outbuildings need cleaned, repaired, repainted or replaced? Do you need more
furniture, flower boxes or play equipment like cornhole boards?
Once a project list is made, visit your local Woodcraft store, go online
at woodcraft.com, or use a Woodcraft catalog and call 800 225-1153 to stock up
on all the tools, materials and supplies you need. Woodcraft store employees
can help with advice about products and projects, technical support is
available at 800 535-4486, and woodcraft.com offers how-to articles and videos.
Woodcraft Magazine Classic
Project Plans make it easy to build the inviting Swing Bed pictured here, as
well as picnic tables, benches, hand grill carts, potting benches, Adirondack
chairs, and much more.
Restoring Outdoor Projects, a Woodcraft blog, offers tips to help make Adirondack chairs and other wood pieces and structures look new again. Download the free PDF here.
Howard Clean-A-Finish Wood Soap easily breaks down grease, grime and wax on all wood surfaces. It effectively cleans without ammonia or bleach by using a traditional blend of gentle yet powerful, natural soaps. Use it also on plastics, upholstery, carpet and vinyl.
Blue Bear Paint and Urethane
is Franmar Chemical’s effective, effortless and odorless coating remover made
from soybeans and natural elements.
Briwax ChaiRX is an easy solution for repairing loose chair joints. Inject ChaiRX into a small hole you drill in the joint, and the thin unique formulation will penetrate the wood cells to permanently swell the joints and bond them together. In 12 hours, the chair will be wiggle free.
For other gluing tasks, consider Titebond III Ultimate Waterproof Glue, a waterproof adhesive designed
for interior and exterior use that has superior strength, is unaffected by finishes
and cleans up with water.
Saw wood to size with the Festool CARVEX PS 420 EBQ-PLUS Jigsaw that can cut up to 4-3/4" wood beams, as well as aluminum and steel. The Razorsaw Ryobi handsaw from Gyokucho, also a powerful cutting tool, has ripping and crosscutting teeth on opposite sides and an adjustable pivot point for angled cutting in tight spaces.
For layout tasks, pick the Pinnacle Combination Square – blade, square head and center finder. The 12" blade features extra fine graduations in 8ths, 16ths and 32nds. Combination head has a scribe and spirit level.
Norton Detail and
Finishing Block Hand Sander Kits cover most sanding chores. Detail Sander
fits well in hard to reach places. Finishing Block Sander makes general sanding
quick and comfortable.
The Montana Brand 4-in-1 Drill and Driver comes in a 10-piece set the includes all you will need to drive #6, #8, #10 and #12 screws. Add the Montana Brand 3-Piece HD Self-Centering Plug Cutter Set – unique in the woodworking industry – and you are ready to build in the outdoors.
For fastening, consider the handy Freeman 23-Gauge 1" Pinner & 2" Brad Nailer Combo Kit. Kit comes with 1000 fasteners for both the brad nailer and pin nailer, oil, wrenches, and a canvas bag.
General Finishes Milk Paint
If color is a factor in painting an outdoor project, select one of the 33 Milk Paint colors available from General Finishes. This high-tech, water-based acrylic paint is durable, easy to apply and rated for interior and exterior use. Colors may be mixed or used with General Finishes water-based Glazes and Wood Stains.
Other coverings for outdoor projects include:
• General Finishes Exterior 450 Varnish is for outdoor use. UV absorbers minimize fading, and mildewcides help retard mold and fungus growth. It is ready to sand in one hour.
• System Three Marine Spar Varnish is a urethane enhanced film finish formulated to protect against the harshest salt water and marine environments, as well as protect outdoor projects.
To apply coverings by hand, consider Redtree Onyx White China Bristle Brushes (solvent-based finishes) or Redtree Matey Synthetic Bristle Brushes (water-based finishes).
For spraying, the HOMERIGHT
Super Finish Max features a built-in 450-watt sprayer eliminating the need
for a hose or motor to move around. Spray milk paint, chalk-style paint, latex
paint, enamels, primers, urethanes, stains and varnishes.
Hope your outdoor projects result in the perfect go-to destination for
spring and summer “mini vacations.”
TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE ANYTHING®
Marine Spar Urethane Varnish - Gloss - QuartItem 141904
III Ultimate Wood Glue - Waterproof - 4 oz.Item 145560
III Ultimate Wood Glue - Waterproof - 8 oz.Item 145561
III Ultimate Wood Glue - Waterproof - 16 oz.Item 145562
III Ultimate Wood Glue - Waterproof - 32 oz.Item 145563
Exterior 450 Water Based Varnish - Semi-Gloss - QuartItem 148383
Exterior 450 Water Based Varnish - Satin - QuartItem 148385
Milk Paint - Water Based - Tuscan Red - PintItem 148937
12" Combination Square Set - Imperial - 3 PieceItem 149872
Brush Onyx White China Bristle 1-1/2"Item 153812
Brush Onyx White China Bristle 2"Item 153813
Brush Onyx White China Bristle 2.5"Item 153814
Brush Matey Synthetic Bristle 1-1/2"Item 153815
Brush Matey Synthetic Bristle 2"Item 153816
Brush Matey Synthetic Bristle 2.5"Item 153817
MultiSand Finishing Block Sander KitItem 161433
Clean-A-Finish Wood Soap - Spray Bottle - 16 ozItem 163994
Modular Drill & Driver Countersink Drill Bit Set - 10 PieceItem 170503
Self Centering Plug Cutters Set - 3 PieceItem 170504
Seium Saku Ryoba with TPE Grip - 300 mm - No. 664Item 171983
Pinner & Brad Nailer Combo KitItem 413560
Build A Swing Bed Downloadable PlanItem 41510D
Paint and Urethane Stripper - Soy Based - QuartItem 841890
Exterior 450 Water Based Varnish - Gloss - QuartItem 843649
Marine Spar Urethane Varnish - Satin - QuartItem 847115
Exterior 450 Water Based Varnish - Flat - QuartItem 854876
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