How to Build a Raft

It’s nice to go out and have a relaxing day on the river. Some people like to spend it on the water fishing. The best way to do this is to build a raft. There are kits and fully formed rafts that you can purchase. If you want to go out and fish in a custom raft, read on. You’ll be floating along in no time! Required Materials Marine foam 2×10″ pressure-treated lumber Bolts Ratchet Screws Decking Knife Circular saw/table saw Drill with full bit set Hammer Instructions The two most important things to consider when building the raft, are size and weight. You must be sure it’s big enough to be transported easily. The techniques for building them are the same. Draw the layout of the raft. The bigger the raft the more stable it will be, Buy all the materials and get...

How to Build a Loft Bed

When you have a loft bed, you get to utilize the space below it. It’s not really a bunk bed. You can place shelves, a desk, dressers, TV, or other items underneath. This is a great project for a kid’s room, which has too much stuff and not enough space. If you are creative, you can even design a bookshelf under the bed. You can also make another bed and have a computer table next to the bed. Obtain good ideas of designs and then get started. What you’ll need to do first is get a good idea of the space for the bedding. Required Materials Plywood and lumber boards Bolts and screws Electric drill Screwdriver Instructions You need to measure the wood and area. You need four lumber posts 4″x4″x8′ long. Three should be 2″x6″x8′ with 1 piece...

How to Build a Deck

Something nice to do when it’s hot outside is to lounge on a deck. It is a nice retreat to hold events and dinners when you want a change of scenery. A deck will add value to your home and will impress your friends when you tell them how much it cost, and how easy it was! Just a little pre-planning is needed to complete this wonderful addition to your home. Required Materials/Tools Some 2×4’s Some 2×10’s Some posts and anchors Quick set cement Floor joists Bolts Sand Screws and nails A hammer Shovel Hose Wheelbarrow Power saw or circular saw Level Instructions First we need to decide where to build. Most decks will be located in the backyard against a sliding glass door or at a kitchen back door. We need to account for the lip of the door and adjust the deck 2-3...