Building a pair of heavy duty saw horses

Written by Dave Markel

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Positionrepparttar 3/8" plywood braces onrepparttar 143612 outside face ofrepparttar 143613 legs butting intorepparttar 143614 the bottom face ofrepparttar 143615 main stretcher. Scriberepparttar 143616 angle ontorepparttar 143617 braces with your pencil and cut. Apply some glue torepparttar 143618 outside ofrepparttar 143619 legs and securerepparttar 143620 braces with 6 screws, three into each leg.

Now draw 2 lines downrepparttar 143621 length of each top step, offset 3/4" from center. Countersink 5 holes, 3/4" deep in each step. Alternaterepparttar 143622 holes on each side of center. Positionrepparttar 143623 top ontorepparttar 143624 stretcher flush withrepparttar 143625 ends. Secure with screws only.

Finally securerepparttar 143626 lower step midway uprepparttar 143627 leg using screws & adhesive.

That's all there is to it. These saw horses will easily takerepparttar 143628 load of a lift of plywood or studs. Plusrepparttar 143629 make a great scaffold. Space about 8' apart and secure a 2 x 10 between them.

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Add A Room To Your Home With A Patio Awning

Written by Garry John

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What type of patio awning is best? That depends on your patio, where you live, and how you use your patio. Some ofrepparttar most popular styles and their best setting are listed below.

- Fixed Patio Awning

Fixed awnings are not usually recommended as patio awnings. They’re designed to withstand extremes of weather conditions, and cannot be rolled back. If you’re planning a patio area that you’ll sometimes want to expose to full sun, a retractable awning is a far better choice.

- Retractable Patio Awning

Retractable patio awnings are designed to be retracted during extremes of weather to prevent damage torepparttar 143350 awning. They can be retracted via a hand crank or a motorized pulley, and some ofrepparttar 143351 latest styles even feature automatic wind and rain sensors to closerepparttar 143352 awning whether or not you’re there to push a button. You can choose patio awnings that retract completely into a compact ‘cassette’ frame, that have installed lighting or heating, as well as patio awnings that are specially constructed for windy areas or for full tilt-angle control to adjust your shade precisely.

A consultation with a professional dealer and patio awning installer will give yourepparttar 143353 best idea of what sort of patio awning will suit your needs best.

Garry John has contributed to many home improvement sites including patio awnings

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