DIY Furniture

Title: DIY Patio Furniture

Author: Danger is my middle name

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Abstract: It’s great to spend some time outdoors, especially if you have some comfortable and attractive patio furniture. Make you own with these DIY patio furniture projects!

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Title: 5 Pieces Of Outdoor Furniture You Can Build Yourself

Author: Lexy. B. Ward

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Abstract: Shopping for outdoor furniture can be a ghastly task. Why not build your own? Here are five pieces to inspire you to break out the tools!

Sample Text: 1. Use pallet boards to create a simple set of furniture

How to Make Outdoor Furniture

Title:How to Make Outdoor Furniture

Publishers/Authors: Fine Woodworking Editors

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Sample Text: Barbeque season is here but how is your patio furniture holding up? It’s never too late to whip up some new garden furniture–especially since many in the U.S. are heading into a long, three-day independence weekend. hosts a collection of outdoor furniture project and plans that you can build: See complete list below. A recent issue of our magazine included three outdoor chair plans. You can watch how to make one of them from start to finish in an eight-part video workshop. Watch the intro video below. Other projects on our site include an ipe table, a classic Adirondack, and more garden bench plans.

So, what’s on your agenda? Will you craft pieces for the outdoors this year? Or, if you recently made any projects, upload photos in our gallery. And, if you have any tips for fellow patio-furniture makers, be sure to share them in a comment below.

More outdoor furniture projects
A Classic Adirondack Chair
Our version updates the original design with a curved seat and back, making it even more comfortable for relaxing. It’s made of western red cedar, assembled with screws and carriage bolts.
Video: Assembling the Adirondack chair
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Sturdy Outdoor Chair
Joinery takes center stage in this chair designed by master furniture maker Hank Gilpin. It includes mortise-and-tenon joints, bridle joints, and lap joints.
Adirondack with a Twist
Michael Fortune designed this chair with comfort in mind. It’s loosely modeled on the traditional Adirondack chair but more comfortable and features more curves. Read 3 Outdoor Chairs for drawings on making this chair.
An Outdoor Table in Ipé
This 5-ft.-dia. table seats six. The top is made of boards surrounded by an outer frame constructed from 12 thicker segments. Gently curved legs attach to the base with mortise-and-tenon joints.
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A Japanese Garden Bench
A curved back rail and armrests, plus tapered back splats with a cross rail blend Asian esthetics and traditional Tudor style. The bench uses mortise-and-tenon joints throughout.
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The Lutyens Garden Bench
Designed more than 100 years ago by noted architect Edward Lutyens, this bench features a whimsical frame around classically regimented slats on the back and seat.
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Colonial Garden Bench
Inspired by outdoor furniture built during Colonial times, this bench has contoured back slats and arms that make for comfortable seating. Mortise-and-tenon joinery ensures a solid bench that will last for years.
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Build a Potting Bench
Build this redwood potting bench for yourself or the gardener in your life. It’s perfect for seed sowing, transplanting, and potting up cuttings.
Download the free plan

How To Build A Pergola


Title : How To Build A Pergola

Author: Rick Peters

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Sample Text : Here’s a structure that won’t provide shelter from wind or rain, and is only marginally better when it comes to the midday sun. So, why build it? Because in the absence of walls and a roof, it defines an outdoor space without constraining it. It’s a unique architectural blend that places you both inside and out at the same time. The structure is called a pergola, and it’s just the thing to bring backyard landscaping to life. Pergolas were common features of Italian Renaissance gardens, often covering walkways or serving as grape arbors. Today, the same design can be used to define a passageway or frame a focal point in your yard. Add a climbing plant such as wisteria or, yes, grapevines, and your pergola will provide color and shade as well. 
Our pergola fits on an 8-ft. square, but it’s easy to modify it to suit your site. Cedar is our material of choice because it resists decay. Leave it unfinished and let it gradually turn gray. Or, apply a stain or sealer designed for exterior use. 

Installing the Posts
The posts are composed of pressure-treated 4 x 4 cores that are sheathed with 1 x cedar. We secured the post cores to a concrete pad with steel post-base anchors. If you’re not building on a pad, use longer posts and set them in the earth below the frost line. 

Attaching the Support Beams
Cut the four 2 x 6 cedar support beams to length, use a template to mark the curved notches at the ends and cut the notches with a jigsaw. Clamp the beams in place, and check that they’re level and that the posts are plumb. 
Then secure each end with four 3-in. No. 10 screws [4]

Adding the Crossbeams
The 2 x 6 crossbeams are notched to fit over the support beams. 
Cut the notches with a dado blade in the table saw [6], or lay out each notch and use a jigsaw to remove the waste. Install the crossbeam pairs at the posts first. When they’re in place, bore screwholes down through their top edges and screw crossbeams to the support beams [8]. Then add the three remaining pairs with similar spacing. 

Post Trim and Braces
Cut the post trimpieces to length and width. Note that you’ll need to notch some of the pieces to fit between the support beams, or you can make filler blocks to cover the post cores at these areas. Instead of trying for perfectly flush corners, we dimensioned the trim to leave a 1/8-in. shadow line, or reveal.  Secure the trimpieces to the posts with construction adhesive and galvanized finishing nails [9]. Use 2 x 6 stock for the diagonal braces. Cut the ends to length at 45 degrees, and use a flexible stick to lay out the shallow curve on the lower edge of each brace. Fasten the braces to the posts and beams with screws [10]Fitting the Top Slats
Cut the five 2 x 4 slats to length and shape the ends. 
Clamp each slat in place and mark the crossbeam notch positions [11]Capping the Posts
To make the post caps, cut square blanks and then set the table saw blade to 15 degrees for shaping the bevels. 
Use a longer board with a stop across the end as a sled to guide each blank through the blade [14]. Clamp the blanks to the sled when making the cuts. 

31 Quick & Easy Fat Burning Recipes

Title: 31 Quick-and-Easy Fat-Burning Recipes

Author: Health Magazine Online (

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The Internet, 21/7/2014

Sample Text: Foods that fight fat

Losing weight—and keeping the pounds off—isn’t a quick or easy process, but a few simple diet tricks can be a big help along the way. Our favorites? Eating lots of protein, fiber, and healthy carbs, which boost your metabolism and keep you feeling full all day long.
If you’re not sure how to work these calorie-burning ingredients into your daily menu, start with these recipes. They all include at least one weight-loss superfood, and, best of all, they can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Broccoli & Feta Omelet with Toast
This easy breakfast recipe, which takes just 15 minutes start to finish, packs a one-two punch that will leave you feeling satisfied yet energized.
The broccoli provides filling fiber (and just 30 calories per serving), while the protein-loaded eggs curb appetite and will help stave off those late-morning cravings.

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Eat Yourself Skinny Great Website

Title: Eat Yourself Skinny

Author: Kelly Hunt

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Great website, easy to read with great low cal recipes for everyone

Sample Text: I’m a 20-something foodie with a passion for cooking and a huge desire to show that living a healthy lifestyle can actually be easy and fun! I love my dog, I love my life and I love that you stopped by my blog so that I can share all that and more with you! Cheers!

Her recipe box:
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Cook Yourself Slim TV Show

Title: Cook Yourself Thin

Authors: Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai

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Sample Text: Do you want to have your cake and eat it too? “Cook Yourself Thin,” an all-new series, offers viewers the skills and the confidence to give their favorite indulgent meals a healthy makeover by cutting the calories and doubling the flavor!
Based on the successful British series and popular “Cook Yourself Thin” cookbook, culinary experts Harry Eastwood, Allison Fishman and Candice Kumai show guests how to lose their unwanted inches by replacing extreme dieting with clever cooking. Each half-hour “Cook Yourself Thin” episode follows one guest as she learns simple ways to transform her favorite high-calorie meals into delicious, healthier fare.
The meals are prepared step-by-step, comparing the calorie count of the original version to that of the “Cook Yourself Thin” recipe. The guest is then sent home with the ingredients, tools and tips necessary to make healthy changes in the kitchen. After six weeks of living the “Cook Yourself Thin” lifestyle, each participant is visited at home by the hosts to check on her progress.

Sample recipes
Spicy Dinner Options
Tortilla Soup
Kebabs With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Chipotle and Marshmallow Sweet Potatoes
Tex-Mex Steak with Pepper Salsa
Chicken and Veggie Curry
Chicken Tacos With Lime Mayo
Spanish-Style Paprika Shrimp

Healthy Holiday Breakfasts
Mango Morning
Apple Mini Muffins
Orange Surprise
Banana Bread

Starters & Sides
Roasted Cauliflower
Garlicky Fries
Greek Salad Pitza
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Citrus Slaw
Veggie Couscous and Tomato Salad