Three Gable Timber Frame Pavilion

 
 
 

Timber Frame Woodshed

 

Hand tools, power tools, old tools, new tools; they all have a place and purpose. Here at MAN about TOOLS you’ll find tool reviews and other projects we have created on our little homestead farm in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. We will be posting these projects regularly on this site and on YouTube. Subscribe and see all our videosĀ here..

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Rainwater Tank
Building Projects

Install a Rainwater Tank – 1200 gallon

Install a 1200 gallon (4550 litre) rainwater tank to collect water for our garden.
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Building Projects

SUPER Simple Concrete Garden Boxes – 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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Building Projects

SUPER Simple Concrete Garden Boxes – PART 2

In this Second Part we prepare the forms for casting the concrete garden box panels that make up the garden beds.
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Rainwater Tank
Building Projects

Install a Rainwater Tank – 1200 gallon

Install a 1200 gallon (4550 litre) rainwater tank to collect water for our garden.
Make Concrete Garden Beds
Building Projects

Make Concrete Garden Boxes PART 1 – Complete Precast Form Build

Make your own 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. See the complete build video that…
Make Concrete Garden Beds
Building Projects

Make Concrete Garden Boxes PART 2 – Complete Precast Form Build

In this part of the series I make my first attempt at simplifying the forms for pouring the concrete garden box panels. I use standard framing lumber instead of plywood. And finish with mineral oil…
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Ash Vacuum Review, Chimney Sweeping & Cleaning our 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 Curves in Big Timbers

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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Dewalt Reciprocating Saw DCS380B Review

In our YouTube Video we quickly show a tool review of the DeWalt Cordless Reciprocating Saw, model #DCS380B, 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion.   A Reciprocating Saw has many uses around the farm and workshop. It's traditionally…
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  • Concrete Garden Bench ONE – Digital Plan

    USD$ 6.00
  • Concrete Garden Box Panels 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