How to build a peaked arbor

A Peaked Arbor by Les Kenny This peaked arbor is a solid construction with 100×100 (4×4) posts, 100×50 (2×4) rafters, 50×50 (2×2) roof frame members and 50×50 (2×2) laths. The overall height is approximately 2600mm (104″) although that can be changed to suit, and the footprint is 1100mm (44″) x 700mm (28″). The pitch (angle, … Read more

Pergola arbor free plans

how to build a Pergola Arbor This pergola arbor is very sturdy, as in a lot of cases an arbor can be a rather flimsy garden structure. It consists of 100×100 (4″x 4″) posts concreted into the ground, 200×100 (4″x 8″) beams checked and bolted to the posts and 100×50 (2″x 4″) rafters fixed to … Read more

Garden Arbor free plans

how to build a Garden Arbor This arbor is a solid construction consisting of 100×100 (4×4) posts concreted into the ground, 100×50 (2×4) rafters and 50×50 (2×2) laths. The overall height is 2200mm (88″) although that can be changed to suit, and the footprint (overall area on the ground) is 1100mm (44″) x 700mm (28″). … Read more

Narrow shed plans and instructions

How to build a Narrow Shed Introduction Similar articles: Tudor style shed | Board & batten shed This narrow shed is suitable for the smaller backyard or garden or for those that do not want to use more area than necessary. With a footprint (ground area) of 2100mm (7ft) wide by only 1200mm (4ft) deep … Read more

Kid’s Castle Playhouse

How to make a Kid’s castle playhouse Introduction This Kid’s castle playhouse is designed to be easily assembled and disassembled, allowing it to be put up at will then taken down and stored in a narrow space when the kids have finished playing in it at the day’s end. This Kid’s castle playhouse is securely … Read more

User’s Handiwork – Car bed project

Racing car bed made by Roger This racing car bed was made by Roger from a buildeazy plan. The plans can be seen here www.buildeazy.com/carbed-1.php Roger says Hi Attached photo of my bed to your design. Made slightly wider so I could use Ikea slats for base. Many thanks – great fun. Hope Grandson likes … Read more

How to build a Chicken Coop

The Ultimate Chicken Coop by Les Kenny Preface I originally designed ‘The Ultimate Chicken Coop’ for a monthly magazine called the ‘Lifestyle Block’ – a practical small farm guide.. The plans and step-by-step instructions were first published in the magazine – issue 13, on June 2005 (subject to me retaining all rights). Subsequently I published … Read more

How to make a concrete slab floor

A step-by-step example of how to make a concrete slab floor This article explains how to prepare the ground, pour and finish the concrete. Example: A small shed floor: A step-by-step example of how to make a concrete slab floor for a 1800mm x 1800mm (6ft x 6ft) garden shed. The steps for this task … Read more

What is cement

What is cement and how is it made? Cement is a fine, soft, powdery-type substance. It is made from a mixture of elements that are found in natural materials such as limestone, clay, sand and/or shale. When cement is mixed with water, it can bind sand and gravel into a hard, solid mass called concrete. … Read more

How to build a shed – 10 x 10 Tudor style

Build a shed Introduction: How to build a shed – 10 x 10 Tudor style. Similar articles: Narrow shed | Board & batten shed This shed is constructed mainly from 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (90mm x 45mm) wood for the framing, 3/4″ (19mm) thick plywood for the floor and wall cladding, and 3/4″ x … Read more