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Make it a Family Affair

Build this unique outdoor dining table made with saw horse brackets and a pair of benches with hinged legs designed to fold down for cold weather storage.

A Family AffairBuild this unique outdoor dining table made with saw horse brackets and a pair of benches with hinged legs designed to fold down for cold weather storage.

Lower rope supports add a nautical detail and keep the legs from splaying apart.

Celebrate your roots by stencilling your family heritage on the tabletop for a personal and decorative detail.

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Coast Guards!


Craft coasters from a cedar post embellished with a maple leaf and wrapped with sisal rope for a nautical look. View video.

Shopping ListCoast Guards Here's HowDownload template
  • Cut coasters from cedar 1' to 1 1/2" thick. Sand smooth.
  • Trace the maple leaf pattern on the acetate with a fine black permanent marker.
  • Cut stencil with a hobby knife.
  • Place the stencil in the centre of the coaster and secure in place.
  • Stencil the leaf with the black paint using a dry brush technique. Let dry.
  • Coat the entire coaster in dark paste wax, and buff. Apply a second coat to enhance the cedar wood and offer water resistance.
  • Cut and hot glue the rope around edges. NOTE: glue only one side at a time and hold in place to set.
  • Note: glue only one side at a time and hold in place to set.