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Five Teepee Ventilation Tips

February 24, 2021 11:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

A common issue with teepees and teepee-like tents is condensation. When you trap heat inside and do not allow airflow in teepees, you will notice this problem, and your teepee will feel stuffy, or your stuff will still get wet. Fortunately, it’s easy to maintain good teepee ventilation and enjoy good shelter during a Utah teepee experience. Here are five tips for ventilating your teepee: Open the bottom: Teepee airflow works by allowing air through the doorway or bottom vents to travel up through the roof hole. If you close up the tent tight and stake it firmly into the... View Article

How Deep in the Ground Should a Fence Stay Be?

February 12, 2021 3:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Wooden fences can be both functional and beautiful—but their functionality depends on how well they’re constructed. The first step in building a sturdy fence is to understand what each component does—so if you’re asking yourself how deep a fence stay should be, you’re asking the wrong question. Here’s a guide to fence stays and posts, and how to get the best results when you’re constructing your own fence in Utah. The difference between fence stays and fence posts Fence posts are the large, vertical pieces of wood or pipe that support a fence’s railing or wires. They’re usually thick and... View Article

Tips for Building a Proper Corral Fence

January 29, 2021 3:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Having a high-quality corral fence is the best way to keep your animals safe and where you want them to be, but first, you need to know how to build a proper corral fence in Utah. Fencing is an investment that should pay off over time, if you take the time to use high-quality materials and do it right. Don’t make the mistake of investing a lot of time and money into a substandard corral fence—you’ll just end up having to redo it sooner than you should. Here are our best tips for proper corral fence building in Utah: Get... View Article

Aging-in-Place Remodeling Ideas Using Natural Wood

January 19, 2021 7:22 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Multigenerational living has started to make a return to popularity in Utah, largely due to necessity. Surging costs of college education combined with stagnant low wages makes it difficult (if not impossible) for many young adults to find a place of their own to live, while elderly people are also finding it more worth their while to move in with their children than to fork out the exorbitant costs associated with senior living facilities. So, if you’re preparing to remodel your home to make it more suitable for multigenerational living, you might wonder what features or ideas you should implement... View Article

Rustic Furniture Ideas Using Lodgepoles

January 5, 2021 7:21 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Lodgepoles don’t have to be used only for structural purposes! There are a lot of projects where you can take advantage of the rustic appeal of lodgepoles, particularly in the world of furniture. Here’s a quick look at some rustic furniture ideas you might try implementing yourself if you’re a Utah woodworker. Otherwise, you are certain to find these types of furniture items anywhere you can find rustic furniture collections! Benches: There are a variety of types of rustic benches you can make using lodgepoles. Create simple, Leopold-style benches for your yard, benches that are ideal for decks or porches... View Article