Quiz: Can you build your own patio furniture?

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4 Min Quiz

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

Patio furniture can be quite expensive, and building it yourself is a major money saver.

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How much could you save by building a picnic table?

Building your own picnic table costs you about half what a store-bought table would.

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

Redwood lumber makes a durable picnic table.

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

You do not have to finish the wood and may let it weather naturally.

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Why is redwood a good choice for patio furniture?

Redwood is a very solid and maintenance-free wood.

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

If the weathered look isn't your style, apply redwood oil or stain to your completed project.

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How long does it take to build an umbrella table?

Four to six hours is the estimated time for completion of an umbrella table.

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

You will need about four hours to complete a patio bench.

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Why are galvanized nails used for patio furniture?

Galvanized nails are treated to resist rust, which is important for outdoor furniture.

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What should you do with the patio bench during winter?

To prepare for winter, the patio bench may be disassembled and stored away.

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What are carriage bolts used for?

A carriage bolt or screw is used to connect wood pieces.

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What are C-clamps used for?

C-clamps are used to hold wood pieces securely. Put some wood scraps between the clamp and your project so you won't get clamp indentations.

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What is the purpose of a block plane?

A block plane is used to cut across the grain of wood and may be used to bevel the edges.

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What type of screws are used for patio furniture?

You'll need brass wood screws to construct patio furniture.

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What is a carpenter's square used for?

A carpenter's square is used to set up right angles and is a handy item to have when building patio furniture.

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About This Quiz

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.

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