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  • Cutting Fence Posts square

    To cut a fence post square, mark the cut out on all four sides. Then use a hand saw or circular saw to cut about half an inch deep on one line, roll over to the next side and cut that line half and inch deep and keep working your way around the post. Don't go too deep with each pass and the saw...
  • Jig for cutting fence posts square.

    Trying to get a square cut on the top of a fence post or deck post can be a difficult job. Rick sent us in his jig that does the job nicely. He nails two pieces of plywood together at 90 degrees and then puts small guide rails on the sides. He then takes his circular saw and cuts the jig off, ...
  • When should you paint pressure treated wood?

    Wayne from Halifax, NS writes: Is there any problem painting or staining new projects that are built with pressure treated wood?My reason for this question is....I was always told to wait at least one year before painting. You had a Canadian Wood Council representative on your show approximatel...
  • Mark your post hole digger for depth.

    Sam from Kamloops, BC suggests putting depth markings on the arms of the post hole digger so you know how deep you are as you dig.
  • I have heard that even stainless steel screws will rust.

    There are interesting stories about most fasteners.The standard galvanised nails should not be used with Cedar because the titanic acid in cedar will react with the galvanisation. Just as Aluminium nails should not be used with pressure treated wood.Many new coatings exist that work even better,...
  • What is the difference between green & brown pressure treated wood?

    Andy wants to know what is the difference between green and brown pressure treated wood, and why is the brown stuff only available in Western Canada?The only difference is a brown stain added to imitate Cedar, a marketing necessity in the West where Cedar is inexpensive and popular for deck build...
  • How do you repair the rotten top of a cedar fence post?

    When our camera was out in the renovation centre, one viewer posed the problem of having a cedar fence with the top foot rotten but the rest in good shape. Of course this was probably caused by a square top cut not being protected by a fence post cap. Look around and you will see that most fenc...
  • The Donaldson Hole Digging Technique

    What are you doing Mr. Donaldson with your shop vac in the garden?He is showing me the Donaldson Hole Digging Technique. You loosen up the dirt in the bottom of the hole with a spike, shovel or even one of those garden soil turning spikes. Then you sit down in your chair and vacuum up the lo...
  • Supporting outdoor structures

    In this episode, we collected several different viewer questions about supporting outdoor structures so we could compare one to the other.The first viewer lives in the mild climate of the lower mainland of British Columbia and wants to support a new deck by putting concrete pyramids over an e...
  • Speciality gate / door latches

    Have you ever tried to run a string up from the gate latch, through the post and then put a ring or something on the outside. Of course it gets stuck in the wood or breaks, requiring you to either go through the house with your muddy boots, or over the fence.So finally one of those inventive ...