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Exteriors Video

How To Refinish a Deck

July 14, 2015 By Kirsten Dunn

There are some simple strategies to give your old deck new life. This step-by-step guide to deck refinishing is the perfect companion for a weekend DIY project. Strip, clean, brighten, and stain your way to outdoor entertaining dreams!

DIY Advice

Summer Home Maintenance Guide

July 15, 2014 By Kirsten Dunn

It’s summertime. The smells are sweeter, the temperature is warmer, and the days are longer. Summer is a great time to troubleshoot spring problems and address deeper home maintenance needs and concerns. Is your deck in disrepair? Do your windows need attention? Local expert, Daniel Westbook, begins his four-part series on home maintenance with a summer guide for keeping your home in tip top shape all year round.

Exteriors

How To Refinish a Rusty Fire Pit

July 28, 2015 By Kirsten Dunn

There's nothing like enjoying an evening out on your deck around a fire pit to remind you that it is summer. It's a sacred time to take a moment and savor the long days, clear skies, and enjoy the company of friends and family. Perhaps you've planned ahead and made some marshmallows to roast. But maybe you've postponed your evening summer ritual because your fire pit is a little worse for ware after sitting in the Seattle rain all winter. Have no fear, Dunn DIY is here with a fast, simple solution to get you back to evenings of s'mores, sunset watching, and crackling fires.

DIY Advice

Know the Difference: Green or Kiln Dried Lumber

March 17, 2015 By Kirsten Dunn

If you've ever purchased lumber and looked at the item descriptions, you'll notice it either says green or kiln dried. Maybe you have an idea of what this means, but perhaps you don't. Either way lets take a closer look at each of these terms. A few of their characteristics may have an effect when considering your next DIY project.