What's the Best Wood for Making Adirondack Chairs
Woodworkers say which wood they prefer for Adirondack chairs, and why. August 7, 2008

Wood Choices for Outdoor Benches
Furnituremakers suggest naturally durable woods for outdoor furniture. February 29, 2012

Water-resistant Adhesives for Exterior Millwork
Choosing the right adhesive is really a matter of how much water resistance is required. 1998

Outdoor Wood Table Ideas
Woodworkers kick around some design and construction details for a wood table that can hold up to conditions on an outdoor deck. January 9, 2008

Green Cedar, Wood Shrinkage, and Furniture Joinery
A discussion of whether to worry about what's green and what's dry when making roundwood furniture from Cedar. June 30, 2009

Red Cedar Logs for Rustic Furniture
Handling and drying tips for Cedar logs. November 14, 2009

Cedar for Outdoor Furniture
A discussion of the health issues concerning Cedar sawdust, and of fastening and strength issues. December 6, 2011

Building Outdoor Chairs
An example and step-by-step instructions for an Adirondack-style rocker. December 1, 2005


Comparing Tropical Woods for Use in Outdoor Furniture
Utile, Sapele, and Ipe compared and contrasted. Which works better for exterior furniture? June 13, 2011

Drying Split Catalpa Logs for Benches
Catalpa dries well and is fairly rot-resistant. January 23, 2012

A finish for outdoor furniture
A brief look at finish options for outdoor furniture. March 22, 2000

Waterproofing with Epoxy
Waterproofing outdoor furniture may be a losing game. But if you're using epoxy to protect exposed wood, choose the right product. May 16, 2014

Framing Lumber for Planting Boxes
A discussion of treated wood, naturally rot-resistant lumber, outdoor exposures, and pests. April 14, 2010

Ripping a Glue Line on Site
Have to glue boards edge to edge on the job site? Here are a couple of tips on preparing the edges for a satisfactory match.January 23, 2014

Equilibrium Moisture Content and Geographic Location
Here's info on how to estimate the expected moisture content of wood in the outdoor environment in different regions of the country. July 18, 2013

Bending Pressure-Treated Wood
Detailed, authoritative information on the ins and outs of bending pressure-treated wood for curved outdoor decks or garden structures. May 23, 2007

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