• finished potting bench with sink, plants and watering can

    A Potting Table with a Twist

    It’s not easy being the carpenter son of a garden-center owner. It seems as if every year my mother asks me to build something crazy that she has seen in…

  • Two chairs painted green, on a small patio with a plant next to them

    Which Wood Finish is Best For You?

    Looks that last. These garden chairs won’t need yearly refinishing, thanks to a coat of paint. It’s tempting to leave outdoor wooden structures and furniture unfinished. You’ll save yourself the…