Three Gable Timber Frame Pavilion


Timber Frame Woodshed


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OFF GRID Rainwater Harvesting System

Install an off grid rainwater harvesting tank to collect water for our garden drip irrigation system.
Rainwater Tank
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Rainwater Harvesting Tank Installation- 1200 gallon

Install a 1200 gallon (4550 litre) rainwater harvesting tank to collect water for our garden.
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Simple Concrete Raised Garden Beds – Part 1

This is the simplest concrete garden boxes yet. Using only a few simple tools you can make your own forms and cast these link-together long-lasting concrete garden box panels.
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Garden Box Plans from Concrete – PART 4 CSA Cement

Looking for concrete garden box plans? Build the simple forms & cast your own long-lasting rot-proof garden boxes. Complete & detailed plans.
Make Concrete Garden Beds
Building Projects

Make Concrete Garden Boxes PART 1 – Precast Form Build

Make Concrete Garden Boxes! Build the forms and precast your own 36" reinforced concrete panels that lock together to make long lasting and durable concrete garden boxes.
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Make Lightweight Concrete Garden Boxes – Vermiculite Aircrete PART 3

Make 3 lightweight concrete formulas for long-lasting rot-proof garden boxes. Blend of Vermiculite, Aircrete, and Lava Rock.
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Tool Reviews

Ash Vacuum Review, Chimney Sweeping & Cleaning Wood Stove

Time to get the wood stove ready for winter. We have a high-efficiency wood stove and need to sweep the chimney of creosote and clean the ash buildup inside the stove. This year we tested…
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Tool Reviews

Bosch Jigsaw Review & Cutting Timber Curves

For my Timber Frame Style Woodshed project and Garden Pavilion Build, I used this jigsaw to cut curved profiles in the ends of 6" x 6" beams and in rafters. This Bosch Jigsaw model JS470EB…
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Tool Reviews

Pruning with a Reciprocating Saw – DeWalt 20 Volt

A reciprocating saw can be used for branch trimming & pruning. Battery powered & fitted with a pruning blade, it performs well at this task.
  • Concrete Garden Bench ONE – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Forms Version I – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Panels Version II – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Panels Version III – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Panels Version IV – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Plan Bundle

    USD$ 15.00
  • Curved Rafter Pergola – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Firewood Cutting Jig – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Simple Cedar Pergola – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00