Quiz: Can you build your own patio furniture?
by Staff
If your blew your budget building your new patio, save some money with attractive, comfortable patio furniture -- that you construct yourself. Take this quiz to see how much you know about building your own patio furniture.

Why should you consider a do-it-yourself patio furniture project?

  • You'll save money.
  • You'll save time.
  • You'll enjoy it.

How much could you save by building a picnic table?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 75 percent

What type of wood should you use to build a picnic table?

  • redwood
  • pine
  • oak

What should you use to finish outdoor furniture made of redwood?

  • polyurethane
  • mineral oil
  • nothing

Why is redwood a good choice for patio furniture?

  • It's sturdy.
  • It's maintenance free.
  • both of the above

To preserve the color of redwood, what finish may be applied?

  • redwood oil
  • redwood stain
  • both answers

How long does it take to build an umbrella table?

  • two to four hours
  • four to six hours
  • six to eight hours

About how long does it take to build a patio bench?

  • two hours
  • four hours
  • eight hours

Why are galvanized nails used for patio furniture?

  • They resist rust.
  • They're inexpensive.
  • They blend in with the color of the patio furniture.

What should you do with the patio bench during winter?

  • disassembled
  • stored away
  • both of the above

What are carriage bolts used for?

  • for decoration
  • to connect wooden pieces
  • to connect metal pieces

What are C-clamps used for?

  • to hold wood together
  • to hold metal together
  • to hold plastic together

What is the purpose of a block plane?

  • to bevel edges
  • to sand wood
  • to strip wood

What type of screws are used for patio furniture?

  • brass wood screws
  • stainless steel machine screws
  • brass sheet metal screws

What is a carpenter's square used for?

  • to set up right angles
  • to sand wood
  • to cut wood