Jumat, 28 April 2017

Home Elegance Furniture

Home Elegance Furniture

where i livejohn and rue ziegler hi, i'm rue ziegler and i'm john ziegler and this is our home in bunny run vineyard in the napa valley. we bought our property in nineteen ninety and lived abroad for seven years and came back in nineteenninety seven which is when we started to

renovate the existing cottage that was here and we added a guest house and all the gardens by the time we got ready to renovate the property we were trying to decide whether we were going to live here permanently or not and that was an easy decision this was our center of gravity and this is where we ended up. the property really organically, that is we put one thing in place and something else in place

and the garden the grounds began to take shape now we have pretty much everything we were hoping to get a nice mature garden and very livable accommodationsthanks to rue. we have five acres in total here we have two acres of grapes and the restof the acreage we've set aside for the three

buildings we have a garage with an attachedoffice we have the main house and we have the guesthouse and the link between those buildings is the garden it'sa garden that invites you to walk through the paths and to connect between the two buildings. the whole ambience of thehouse took shape in a way that was

beyond my wildest dreams the house, the space, the atmosphere, the high ceilings all give it a sense of openness and airiness and openness to the outdoors which is really the prima donna here in the napa valley, the vineyardsthe hills, and the views. the place where we live all the time is actuallythe kitchen, the kitchen's quite large the kitchen is very open

to the rest of the house it opens up to the entryand it opens out to the family room which opens out to the uh living room so it's very very informal and i wanted it to be a space that we didn't haveto fuss over too much to keep clean or perfect the guest house is my favorite part of the property we actually lived there for a yearwhile the rest of the property

was under renovation. we miss it so much every once in a whilewe'll just go over to stay there as a kind of our own bed and breakfast on the property. we've had a number of pottery barn sheets here and we are sort of fascinated by the process the style of our house is really a verysimple and straightforward american farm house

and pottery barn has clean lines that are very well suited to the architecture we havehere i think it's a very nice marriage with thesetting and the environment with the furniture and the products. i've been very happy with the pottery barn experience here they're like family they come and put out the

furniture and the various ornaments they have in their catalog and it fits in beautifully with our property and our lifestyle. pottery barn

Home Elegance Furniture

Home Depot Wicker Patio Furniture

Home Depot Wicker Patio Furniture

eric: this video is brought to you by sailrite. visit sailrite.com for all your project supplies,tools and instructions. if you’ve got oddly shaped patio furniturethat needs to be covered, you may want to consider building your own cover since coversare often hard to find when shapes are irregular. patio furniture and the upholstery on it canoften deteriorate quickly if not protected appropriately. so we’re going to show you in this videohow to build protective covers. let’s start by patterning the top. we’re going to make outdoor covers for thiscurved sectional unit.

this actually has three pieces to it. we’re going to start with one. in the first piece i’m going to make isthe piece that goes from here all the way down to here. so i’m going to measure across the backand give myself an extra inch on each side. eric: the extra inch on each side is for seamallowance. that measurement is 54”. then i’m going to measure an inch extraback here and down to here, which would be 34”.

so i need a piece that’s 54” x 34” tostart. eric: we’re going to measure that out onour surlast fabric with marking chalk and obviously a straight edge. then we’ll cut it out with scissors. i’m going to put this piece on with thewrong side out so i can make my marks on the wrong side on this piece. eric: surlast fabric does have a right sideand a wrong side. and then clamp it with these clamps on theframe of the chair to hold it in place while i work with it.

eric: when clamping, ensure the 1” extraon each side is about equal. we’ve chosen to use a surlast fabric fromsailrite. this is a 100% polyester solution dyed material. it’s good for outdoor applications. it’s a very breathable fabric, and yet itis water resistant. excellent for covers like this. i want the rain water, snow, whatever to comeoff of this so i’m going to try to make this as sloped as i can, which is going torequire a couple of darts here. eric: these darts will take up excess fabricso the fit will be slightly tighter, depending

on how many darts are added. so i’m just folding out the fullness inthis front piece with two darts that are approximately even from one side to the other. i’ve put pins in the front corners to holdit in place while i work with it. there’s about 1” here from the pipingon the cushion to the edge of the fabric. eric: the extra inch will be used to joina front piece. i want to maintain this curve in my coverso i’m going to take my chalk and mark where the cording is on the cushion, and it’sgoing to taper out to the end over here. this doesn’t have to be a perfect mark.

just so you can cut. when we cut this, we’ll cut out 1” fromthe mark so we still have that seam allowance there. i’m also going to make a mark up here ofwhere i want this dart to end. eric: covers for furniture should be snug,but not so snug that they’re difficult to install quickly. then i’m also going to come back here andcurve the back. see how much extra there is right there beyondthe frame? i’m going to make a mark on the frame andcurve that also.

so that the back piece, when i attach it,it also curves. eric: sailrite also stocks other great brandsof outdoor storage cover fabrics. be sure to check them out at sailrite.com. i typically like to choose a fabric that iswater resistant, breathable, and also abrasion resistant. that is true of surlast fabric. this edge will stay like it is for right now. so i’m going to take this off and stitchin my two darts and trim it along my lines that i made with the chalk.

i want to have about a 1” seam allowanceon this so i’m going to measure 1” out from my initial mark and trim that extra off. just curve it up to the straight edge, andthe same thing on the other side. eric: if cut with scissors unravelling mayoccur, but surlast fabric is fairly resistant to unravelling when cut with shears. if you want to ensure that this does not happenat all, we suggest using the sailrite edge hotknife to cut the fabric. then on this side, at the front, i’m goingto stitch my darts in, and then i’m going to trim this edge off.

eric: to sew the darts, start on the edgewhere it was pinned together. do some reversing to lock your stitch in place. then sew up to the point where you want tostop the dart. this is where cindi’s finger is now. then do some reversing at that point as well. that dart is complete. now she’ll do it to the second dart forthis panel. you’ll notice that occasionally that cindiholds the trailing threads, as she did here. that is always a good idea to help to preventthe sewing machine from carrying those loose

threads and getting them bound up to createa rat’s nest on the bottom side of the fabric. if it’s not done, not a big deal. but typically rat’s nests on the bottomsides don’t look as good. so try to hold the tails when you start sewing. okay, the curve of the front of the seat onthe cushion is these blue marks, and i measured out 1”, like i did at the back, and justtrim that off. it wasn’t very much, but it makes the curveof the front of the chair. eric: we’ll only be showing patterning andsewing together of one of the three required panels for our patio set.

if you have a set like this, you may wantto pattern the other two or more for yours as you do the first one. so use the first one as a pattern for theothers. it’s your choice. i’m ready to add this front piece on tomy panel that goes across the top. so i need the height of that cushion, andit’s about 18”. so i’m going to cut this at 19”. eric: cindi measured to the floor. along the bottom edge of the cover, we willinstall a sleeve with shock cord.

it is best that the finished cover not actuallybe touching the ground, if possible. that’s why she measured from the floor up,and did not add any extra for the sleeve allowance. the width of it will be the width of thispiece. eric: this is the top panel bottom edge wherethe front will be sewn to. by 51”. eric: now she’ll cut the front panel 19”x 51” for our patio chair set. this is my 19” x 51” piece that goes downthe front of the chair, and this is the piece that we just put the darts in that goes acrossthe top of the chair. eric: this video is brought to you by sailrite.visit sailrite.com for all your project supplies,

tools and instructions. if you’ve got oddlyshaped patio furniture that needs to be covered, you may want to consider building your owncover since covers are often hard to find when shapes are irregular. patio furnitureand the upholstery on it can often deteriorate quickly if not protected appropriately. sowe’re going to show you in this video how to build protective covers. let’s startby patterning the top. we’re going to make outdoor covers for thiscurved sectional unit. this actually has three pieces to it. we’re going to start withone. in the first piece i’m going to make is the piece that goes from here all the waydown to here. so i’m going to measure across the back and give myself an extra inch oneach side.

that measurement is 54”. then i’m goingto measure an inch extra back here and down to here, which would be 34”. so i need apiece that’s 54” x 34” to start. obviously a straight edge. then we’ll cutit out with scissors. eric: when clamping, ensure the 1” extraon each side is about equal. we’ve chosen to use a surlast fabric from sailrite. thisis a 100% polyester solution dyed material. it’s good for outdoor applications. it’sa very breathable fabric, and yet it is water resistant. excellent for covers like this. even from one side to the other. i’ve putpins in the front corners to hold it in place while i work with it. there’s about 1”here from the piping on the cushion to the

edge of the fabric. the cording is on the cushion, and it’sgoing to taper out to the end over here. this doesn’t have to be a perfect mark. justso you can cut. when we cut this, we’ll cut out 1” from the mark so we still havethat seam allowance there. i’m also going to make a mark up here of where i want thisdart to end. then i’m also going to come back here andcurve the back. see how much extra there is right there beyond the frame? i’m goingto make a mark on the frame and curve that also. so that the back piece, when i attachit, it also curves. eric: sailrite also stocks other great brandsof outdoor storage cover fabrics. be sure

to check them out at sailrite.com. i typicallylike to choose a fabric that is water resistant, breathable, and also abrasion resistant. thatis true of surlast fabric. this edge will stay like it is for right now.so i’m going to take this off and stitch in my two darts and trim it along my linesthat i made with the chalk. i want to have about a 1” seam allowance on this so i’mgoing to measure 1” out from my initial mark and trim that extra off. just curve itup to the straight edge, and the same thing on the other side. to unravelling when cut with shears. if youwant to ensure that this does not happen at all, we suggest using the sailrite edge hotknifeto cut the fabric.

eric: to sew the darts, start on the edgewhere it was pinned together. do some reversing to lock your stitch in place. then sew upto the point where you want to stop the dart. this is where cindi’s finger is now. thendo some reversing at that point as well. that dart is complete. now she’ll do it to thesecond dart for this panel. you’ll notice that occasionally that cindi holds the trailingthreads, as she did here. that is always a good idea to help to prevent the sewing machinefrom carrying those loose threads and getting them bound up to create a rat’s nest onthe bottom side of the fabric. if it’s not done, not a big deal. but typically rat’snests on the bottom sides don’t look as good. so try to hold the tails when you startsewing.

out 1”, like i did at the back, and justtrim that off. it wasn’t very much, but it makes the curve of the front of the chair. panels for our patio set. if you have a setlike this, you may want to pattern the other two or more for yours as you do the firstone. so use the first one as a pattern for the others. it’s your choice. i’m ready to add this front piece on tomy panel that goes across the top. so i need the height of that cushion, and it’s about18”. so i’m going to cut this at 19”. eric: cindi measured to the floor. along thebottom edge of the cover, we will install a sleeve with shock cord. it is best thatthe finished cover not actually be touching

the ground, if possible. that’s why shemeasured from the floor up, and did not add any extra for the sleeve allowance. that we just put the darts in that goes acrossthe top of the chair. i’m going to stitch these two right sides together along the 51”length and about a â½â€ seam. eric: cindi will use pins and she will pinthose panels together. you could also use seamstick for canvas, part #129, if you’dlike in lieu of pins. that’s a double sided tape that is left in place as you sew to helphold the panels together. sometimes our customers get confused about which is the right sideand wrong side of the surlast fabric. we have a video on our website that helps explainthis. use this link here if you’d like to

see that video.to sew this panel together, we’ll be creating a semi flat felled seam. this means the firststitch will be about a â½â€ from the raw edge of the fabric, and it’ll be a straightstitch about 5mm-6mm in length. notice that cindi pulls the pins as she approaches them.once this first stitch is done, the panel will be splayed open so the outside surfaceis up. now i’m going to open this up and do a semiflat felled seam in here to make the seam a little stronger. so to do that i’m goingto push both layers of my seam up and top stitch in from the edge. the edge of the presserfoot will be my guide for that. you don’t want to catch anything but your two layersof seam underneath there.

eric: it doesn’t matter whether you sewthe two layers on the bottom side on the right side or left side. we’ve positioned themon the left side so that we could use the right side of the presser foot as a guidealong our first stitch. as cindi sews this top stitch, she pulls the panels apart sothat the center seam is pulled nice and flat. the next piece that i add on is going to bethe piece that goes down the back over here. so i’m going to measure the width of thetop of this piece, and that’s 54 â½â€. then i’m going to measure straight downfrom here to the height that i want at… eric: be sure to measure the highest pointof the chair. eric: 1” was added for seam allowance. nowshe’ll cut a panel to that size. once cut,

outside surfaces should face each other. so this is the back panel that i just cut.i’m going to follow the curve and pin it together- right sides together with the edgeseven. do about a â½â€ seam on this also. then turn it and do the semi flat felled seamon it, and then i’m going to try it on the chair again. eric: the first stitch, about a â½â€ fromthe raw edges of the fabric. after that stitch is complete all along the edge the panelsare splayed open with the outside surfaces facing up. now we’ll concentrate on a topstitch to complete this semi flat felled seam. now i’m going to do this semi flat felledseam here on this side also. make sure everything

is pushed over to one side, and that’s alli have underneath there. i’m not going to catch any other parts of it. eric: we only want to sew through the â½â€seam on the underside- that’s the two layers on the underside- and splay the panels apartas you sew. right side of the foot is up against the first stitch. when that’s done, let’stest it on the chair. i’m going to put this back on with the wrongside out so i can make marks on the wrong side. i want to make sure that i’ve gotabout the same distance off the edge over here as i do over here. so i’m going toline up my seam along the curve of the original cushion underneath and put a couple pins juststraight through into the cushion to hold

it in place. i want this to be somewhat flatacross the front. i don’t need a lot of fullness in there. i want that to fit prettywell. so what i’m going to do is find the leg underneath here, which is way back here,and make a mark approximately 1” out from where that little foot is at the bottom. thenup here, i’m going to make a mark out also about 1” from the corner of my cushion,which is right here. so there’s my mark there. then i’m going to come up here tothis corner and make a mark where the cushion starts to go down at that point. i’m goingto make another mark. so i’m going to draw a line from this mark to this mark to thismark to get the shape of this side of the chair. i’ll do the same thing on the otherside.

eric: once it’s marked, we can take it tothe table and cut off the excess. now on this one i’m not going to mark 1”out because i’ve already allowed that 1” when i was making my marks on the chair. soi’m going to draw a line from my mark at the front of the seat to the mark at the topand then from the front of the seat down to the foot of the chair, or the floor. i’mgoing to trim that out. eric: we’ll put it on the chair yet again.wrong side is out. it looks we’re going to have some extrafullness back here so i’m going to get rid of a little bit of that by angling this piecefrom this seam down in about 1” on each side.

eric: that means it’s about 1” away fromthe foot. you may need to check that on your chair andsee if it needs to be more than that. just because this is three sections, i don’twant it to be billowy in the back when we put it on. so i’m going to take a littlebit off of that first. so here’s where i’m going to get rid ofsome of the fullness in the back. i marked 1” in and i’m going to taper that up tothis top seam. i am going to do this to both sides of this. eric: our chair requires three of those samepanels total. we only showed patterning and sewing of one.

since this is three pieces, while you weren’twatching, i made the two others so that we could seam them all together and make thecomplete piece. after we put these together, we’ll put the ends on. i’m going to pinthese together at these two center seams, and then i’m going to take it to the machineand sew it. i’m going to start right here at the back and match up the back seam, andthen just let it fall where it will as it goes down. pin it at about â½â€, which iswhat my seam will be. then i can pull it to the sides and make sure it’s going to fitbefore i sew it. eric: as she’s pinning this fabric together,let’s talk about some other choices in fabric you may want to consider. if you use a vinylproduct, it’s totally waterproof. but a

vinyl fabric does not breathe. if a fabricis used as a cover that does not breathe, it’s possible that condensation will buildup on the inside, thus promoting mold and mildew to grow. so if you use vinyl, you needto put in some sort of ventilation. if using a breathable fabric, that is typically notrequired. i can see that my seam isn’t going to matchup perfectly here, and that’s okay. this does not have to be exact. i’m also goingto go around to the back and put a few pins in the back seam. okay, i have this all pinnedtogether and i’m just going from one end to the other to make sure it’s going tofit. it looks like it’s going to be a snug fit, which is okay. but this end, i stillhave about my 1” hanging off like i started

with, and the same on this end. so the nextstep is to take it off and i’m going to sew those two seams together that i just pinned. eric: those two seams will be another semiflat felled stitch. we will not show this whole process. you’ll notice that when weget to the end of our sewing, our two panels are not directly on top of each other. thatis not a big deal so do not be alarmed about it. in a later step that edge will be trimmedoff. the next thing is to do a semi flat felledseam on the seam that i just did, which is going to require putting this whole sectionunderneath the arm of the machine. so on this one you’ll have to be especially carefulthat you don’t catch another piece underneath

and just your two layers of seam underneaththere. eric: you can scroll up or roll up the fabricto get it under the arm of the sewing machine, but as you can see, this panel is not thatbig that we can’t just push the bulk of the fabric underneath the arm of the sewingmachine. so sewing large assemblies like this is actually fairly easy, even with underarmsewing machine spaces that are rather lacking. now that those panels are all sewn together,we’ll put it back on the chair. now the last thing we need to do is put theside panels on this and then put the shock cord in. so i’m going to measure my heightat the highest point from the floor, which is going to be, if i add an inch to the 33”,it would be 34”. i’m going to measure

outside the legs for my width an inch so that’sgoing to be 29”. so my piece for the side panel needs to be 29” x 34”. eric: we’ll measure and cut that size. so here is my piece that’s 29” x 34”,and i’m going to start by pinning this back seam together at â½â€ all the way down. thenthis is going to be a straight seam right across here for just this 4”-5” untili slant down. the next part i’m going to pin together is this front seam where it matchesthe front. eric: it will be pinned right on that seamat that corner. so in order to get this angle right here,i’m going to use the blue chalk, and i’m

going to hold my hand behind the fabric withthis folded over so that i can use my hand as a base to make a line all the way down to where it meets the frontpiece. that’s going to be my stitching line for this part of this seam. so this is goingto be kind of a fit as you go thing. i’m going to cut just out from my blue lines,and you’ll be able to see that it has a definite curve to it. it’s not just a straightline like this one is. so i’ll put a few more pins in and then i can take it to themachine and sew it. i’ll do the same thing over on the other side. now before i takethis off to sew those two side seams, i’m going to go all the way around and make amark where i want to cut it for my hem so

i don’t have to put it back on to do thatagain later. so i’m just going to mark where it hits the floor all the way around. eric: the sleeve that we create for the shockcord will take a few inches away from this. however, we don’t really want the coverto be touching the ground anyway. so this is a good thing. that piece is right at the floor so i’mnot going to make any marks on it. but i’m going to go all the way around and do that.now i’m ready to take this off and take to the machine and stitch this end and thatend. eric: a semi flat felled seam again will beutilized here for the sides. at any turns

or corners, the needle is typically buriedin the fabric, presser foot lifted, assembly rolled around, presser foot lowered- she’sactually going to go back a little bit because she believes she went too far- so the needle’sburied again in the fabric, the assembly is rolled, and then she continues to sew. youmust always remember to lower the presser foot before you start sewing. otherwise, you’llhave a jam. here we’re coming to an edge that has a slight curve in it. it’s nota 90 degree, but it is a curve, and she did slit the fabric less than a â½â€ on the sidethat needs to stretch. so a little slit will allow the fabric to stretch around that curvebetter. here we’re coming to almost another 90 degree turn. needle is buried in the fabric,presser foot lifted, assembly rolled around,

presser foot lowered, and then continue tosew. when you’re done sewing, be sure to push all the corners out. this will aid increating the top stitch of this semi flat felled seam. now before i turn it around and go to theother side, i’m going to do the semi flat felled seam on this one also. eric: meaning she’s already done one stitchand this is just the top stitch to complete it. we’re approaching a transition whereit takes a turn. watch what cindi does here. notice she’s rolling the balance wheel aroundby hand. then she lifts the presser foot, turns the assembly around, smooths everythingout being sure that she’s sewing through

that seam on the underside of the fabric,and then continues to sew. let’s move ahead. along the bottom edge we want to install asleeve. first we need to cut off the excess so that it meets the ground. then we’llcreate the sleeve. i’m going to draw a line along the bluechalk marks that i made along the floor so that i can turn my hem up next. then i’mgoing to trim it off on that line all the way around. eric: once it’s trimmed to size, then wecan concentrate on creating the sleeve. but before we do that, we need an opening in thefront to allow us to tension the shock cord. cindi’s going to do that next.

now i need to make a little finished spotin the center of the front for the shock cord to come through. so i’m going to find thecenter of this piece, which its 29”, so it’s 14 â½â€. then i’m going to measureout 3” on each side of that mark for my little cutout. i’m going to end up turningthis up 2 â½â€ so i’m going to mark up 2”, and then the other â½â€ is going tobe taken up with the seam. i’m going to cut this little rectangle out. then i’mgoing to take this scrap piece of fabric and put it underneath and pin it around the rectangleand take it over to the machine. i’m going to sew around the rectangle a â½â€ all theway around the three sides. i want to make sure i don’t have anything else underneathme. i’m going to cut this little rectangle

out of here. then cut to the corners withoutcutting the stitching and turn this piece to the back side. i’mgoing to put a few pins in to hold it in place and put a couple rows of stitching aroundthe perimeter of this and then i’ll trim out all the excess fabric. eric: this helps to reinforce that openingso that shock cord can come through on the backside of the cover. i’m going to do another row of stitchingaround that same edge a presser foot away just to make it a little bit stronger rightthere. eric: we’ll trim off the extra being surenot to cut into the actual cover that’s

on the outside, or underside. i’m just cutting the one layer out thati added in. eric: this reinforced opening will be on theunderside of the cover and allows us to tension the shock cord. i’m going to put the shock cord in as ipin this down so i don’t have to weave it through later. i’m going to turn it up the2 â½â€ and turn under about a â½â€ and pin it. then when i stitch i’m going to stitchright at the top edge of this. eric: as this sleeve is being created, theshock cord is inserted inside of it. so we do not have to pull it through when we’redone.

i’m going to secure this to the edge ofmy piece so that it doesn’t pull through as i’m working with it. i’m back aroundto where i started so i’m going to go ahead and cut this piece off long so it doesn’tslide back inside. then i’m ready to stitch all the way around along this edge. eric: as with all of our sewing, do a littlebit of reversing at the beginning to lock the stitch in place, and then she’ll carefullysew all the way around securing the sleeve down to the cover. now we’ll put the coverback on the chair and tension up that shock cord around the perimeter. to tension thecover, she pulls out the extra shock cord until she gets a nice, tight fit all the wayaround. the wrinkles will be gathered along

the front so she’ll use a pony clamp andtighten it over the shock cord so she can take a walk around the cover trying to distributethe wrinkles in this sleeve more appropriately all around the cover. once she’s happy,she’ll tension up the shock cord any more that she deems necessary and then tie a knot.the shock cord will have a tendency to pull the fabric away from any concave areas likehere along the front. we’ll use ties in the next chapter to bring it into the legs. now because we put shock cord in here, it’spulling this curve where the curve goes in, it’s pulling out like that. we’re goingto take care of that by adding ties at the legs, which will pull that in all the wayaround and helps secure our cover more. in

order to decide how big i want my ties, i’mgoing to take the tape measure, wrap it around the leg. if i overlap 3”-4” of velcro,a 13” tie should be big enough to attach to this and then wrap around this frame. wedon’t need to mark where we’re going to put the ties because there’s a seam at eachleg. we’re getting ready to cut the straps forthis, and i decided they need to be 13” long, and i’m going to cut them 3 â½â€wide to accommodate the 1” velcro. then i want my velcro to be 6” long so it goesalmost to the center of my strap. i’m going to take it to the machine and fold it threetimes- once in and then once on top of that and then stitch down this long edge and applythe velcro. when i apply the velcro, i’m

just going to sew around the perimeter ofthe velcro on all four sides. the other piece goes on the opposite side so that when youwrap it they connect. eric: for our cover, we need to make 8 ties.we have 8 locations, or 8 legs, that we want to install these ties. they will be installedover each seam. when i apply this to the bottom of the cover,i don’t want to stitch the shock cord. the shock cord is down here. i want to make surethat it stays down there, and i don’t catch it in my stitching. i’m going to lay itright on top of the seam so i have all those extra layers there for stability. i’m goingto do one row of double stitching, and then i’m going to scoot over just a little bitand do another row so that all the stress

isn’t on one row of stitching. i did sewit to the inside of the cover. eric: our cover for our outdoor patio furnitureis now complete. simply pull it over your furniture. the shock cord allows for quickinstallation and removal. the ties that are associated with each one of the legs- 8 legson this chair- will help secure it in high winds. to install the cover of this size,it takes approximately 1-2 minutes in total. here’s our strap that we just sewed ontothe inside of the cover, and it’s going to wrap around the leg to give it more stability.it’s a little awkward because you can’t see what you’re doing, but you can feelwith the velcro and make it as tight as you need to and then the cover pulls down overit. we have one of those at each leg. here’s

what happened when we put the shock cord in,it just flew out like a wing. so that was one of the reasons that we decided to putthe velcro on the straps. so look what happens when i strap it to the leg. it makes it muchmore secure, and it looks like it’s going to stay there now. eric: to tension the bottom edge, we pulleda lot of excess shock cord out. just cut it to whatever length you desire. the cover forthis outdoor curved patio set is now complete. here’s the list of materials and tools weused to build our protective outdoor cover for our furniture. you can find other outdoorstorage cover fabric brands from sailrite. if you have a question about what fabric touse, give us a call at sailrite. this gorgeous

patio set is now protected with a cover thatyou can make yourself. if you’d like to see other videos that are related to makinga cover for patio furniture, check these videos out. for more free videos like this, be sureto check out the sailrite website or subscribe to the sailrite youtube channel. it’s yourloyal patronage to sailrite that makes these free videos available. thanks for your loyalsupport. i’m eric grant, and from all of us here at sailrite, thanks for watching.

Home Depot Wicker Patio Furniture

Home Depot Wicker Furniture

Home Depot Wicker Furniture

pottery barnour exclusive north carolina furniture workshopsutter street just before the turn of the century folksbegan moving from the farm to factory furniture factories started to spring up aslocal lumber mills saw an opportunity to use the abundant supply of wood in westernnorth carolina and the large number of local german immigrantsskilled in wood-working by the early nineteen hundreds there wereapproximately forty five furniture factories in the high point and hickory area by nineteen thirty nine north carolina wasthe national leader in the total production of wood household furniture

today many of the folks in western north carolinaare third and fourth generation furniture craftsmen they take great pride in producing the finestfurniture possible because north carolina has been known as the capital of furniture manufacturing pottery barn wanted to take advantage of the skilled craftsmen that were locatedhere at sutter street

the furniture is manufactured very much thesame way it was a hundred years ago uh each piece is made by hand there's very little machinery and equipment uh that's in place the thing that we rely on are skilled craftsmenmaking every piece the best part about being the general managerof sutter street is the opportunity to do several things one provide a quality product to our customer

but also to work for pottery barn it provides well-paying jobs in the unitedstates unlike many of our competitors who have outsourcedall of their furniture to overseas factories the associates here at sutter street have on average fifteen years of experience manufacturing upholstered furniture not to mention the fact that chances are their father or their grandfatherwere also in the furniture business manufacturing

upholstered furniture right here in western north carolina at pottery barn one of the things that we take greatpride in is providing high-quality products to our customers here at sutter street there are six quality control checkpointsthroughout the process a human being is actually looking at everysingle piece to insure that the fabric is cut correctly every stitch is where it should be every frame is constructed to our specificationsall the springs are there and also that every piece of furniture

is manufactured completely to our specifications pottery barn is proud to make high-quality furniturein the grand tradition of north carolina and we are happy to bring that quality intoour customers' homes. pottery barn

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Kamis, 27 April 2017

Home Depot Unfinished Furniture

Home Depot Unfinished Furniture

how to stain unfinished cabinet doors withgreat results one of the most important questions when stainingunfinished cabinet doors is the equipment you will use and the quality of that equipment. the top-quality spraying equipment used byfurniture manufacturers is almost never available to the home owner replacing his kitchen cabinetdoors. so let’s rule out the finishes that requirethat level of equipment and concentrate on the finishes that don’t. removing those finishes from your list ofoptions doesn’t really reduce the quality of the finish you can achieve, it only increasesthe time required to complete the project.

large furniture manufacturers need to buildhundreds (sometimes thousands) of pieces each day just to breakeven, so they simply can’tafford to wait for stains and lacquers to air-dry. they use stains and lacquers designed to dryquickly under ultra-violet lights or in high-tech drying ovens, the main purpose of their fast drying processis not to achieve the best possible finish; it’s to achieve an acceptable finish inthe shortest possible time. now let’s take a look at some finishes thatdon’t require any expensive equipment, and will produce a finish that meets or exceedsthe quality of fine furniture.

the easiest to apply, most commonly availableand, in my opinion the best stains and lacquers are in the minwax lines. they are sold by all the big-box stores andwill produce excellent results in most woods. i say “most” because maple and, to a lesserextent, cherry are difficult woods to stain. when unprepared maple is stained it becomesblotchy, with some areas looking darker than other areas of the same board. so how do you reduce the blotching with darkstains on maple? if you are going to use a wood stain you willneed to pre-treat the wood with something to limit the penetration of the stain.

the cabinet doors will need to be treatedwith a sealer to limit stain penetration. minwax pre-stain wood conditioner is one;another is dewaxed zinsser sanding sealer cut with denatured alcohol. a google searchwill produce additional options. always experiment with your sealing and stainingin scrap wood and not your new unfinished cabinet doors. now we’ll look at some of the easier woodsto stain. oak is probably the easiest wood to stain,and the other woods range from easy to moderate. minwax makes a large selection of wood stainsfor all wood types, but for this example i’ll limit the discussion to oak.

most unfinished cabinet doors will be finishsanded to 180-grit. this is the industry norm and is a good compromise for all wood types. while some cabinet makers will re-sand to220-grit and some to 150-grit, well over 90% find the industry standard 180-grit to beideal. the most popular stain used on oak is minwaxgolden oak. just shake the can in case the stain has settledthen apply the stain with a brush or rag. minwax says to let the stain sit on the cabinetdoor for between 5-minutes and 15 minutes. i always go the 5-minutes, and then wipe theexcess off. wait 4 hours and if you want the stain tobe darker, apply the stain a second time.

don’t sand between stain applications. limiting the soak time to 5 minutes preventsthe stain from soaking too deeply into the wood pores. when the stain soaks too deeply it tends toseep back out for hours, which makes you wipe-off the excess again and again. after you have the stained look you want,it’s time for the lacquer. there are several choices and minwax offersseveral. i have had excellent results with fast drying polyurethane. remove any dust from your new cabinet doorswith a soft cloth and lay the door flat.

open your polyurethane can (i don’t recommendspray cans for this project) and gently stir the poly. try and avoid introducing bubbles;that’s why poly is never shaken. now you are ready to brush-on the first coat. this is one of those times where you don’twant to buy the cheapest brush in the store. you don’t need the $20 brush, but avoidthe 99-cent special that will leave hair in the finish. start by brushing on a very lite first coat.let it dry and very lightly sand with 220-grit. you don’t want to sand through the lacquer;this sanding is just to smooth any tiny bubbles that may have formed.

now brush-on a second coat, let it dry andgently sand again. if a third coat is desired, just follow thesame process. if you will be applying the poly coats within24 hours, you can avoid cleaning the brush by placing it in a ziplok bag to keep it fromdrying out. once you start staining and lacquering itbecomes easy and even simple. there is no need to hire a professional. you can do this!

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Home Depot Patio Furniture

Home Depot Patio Furniture

my name is eloy i live in florida i built my patio from scratch from the groundup it's been 3 or 4 years since i created this since then the furniture has shown signs ofdamage in florida we get heavy sun just about allyear when there's no sun then it's heavy rain there's a lot of punishment on furniture and everything outside

so i feel it's time to make repairs before the patio furniture is beyond salvation i start with removal of boards that i cansee signs of damage on the rot is very evidanti was hoping to remove the damaged boards in one go but it's not working out that way the front skirt did come off in one piecethough i was hoping to do patch work on the boards

just replacing the sections half way downthe seat planks so i'm using the circular saw to try that at this point i'm thinking i can get awaywith replacing only the damaged sections now that i'm pulling the back rest boardsi'm starting to notice there's also rot damage to the structure i'm starting to think that this is going tobe a bigger job than i expected i'm now going to replace all the boardsi was wishful that i could fix them in sections

but that's not going to work this is a lot of damagewe're going to have a bit of work ahead i'll remove the damaged boards so i canhave a clean area to work with and pick up the mess and toss it in a heavytrash bag let's bust out the saw i have damage to the privacy back supportit's rotted between the seat and base so it's not giving the support it needs i need to cut through all the screwsso i can tear out the vertical support and add a new one

i have more screws on the bottom hereso i'm working on those now once the support was removed i'm painting the exposed wood to protect itfrom the elements i'll paint the new boards with the outdoorpaint i bought at the home center i took a sample piece of wood so they couldmatch the color the color ended up a bit darker than the original but it's close at least in tone

plus i picked semi gloss this time i think it will protect the wood more becauseof the sheen this is the back support 2x4 that will stabilizethe structure now i have to measure and cut new 2x4sand recreate the frame i'll cut the pieces to size and test fit let's remove the remaining boards i keep finding more rot damage to the frame

the back rest on the furniture has an incline i managed to get a full piece off withoutbreaking i'll use it as a template to cut new pieces so i'm drilling holes so i can attach theback boards to the vertical support i don't want the wood to crack or split so it's a good idea to do it this way now we'll assemble the base frame for theseat section and we'll brace the seat frame to the backsupport

the screws that connect this seat frame aresolid i don't want to tear this one apart so i cut out the rotted part so i'm adding extra 2x4s and rebuliding itin this manner i'll build up this end area the same way though there's rot it's pretty solid plus the screws that i would need to removeare not going anywhere so let's add screws and secure the new seatframe

dry testing the seat boards to see if it allfits right this section of the back is rotted but i don't want to remove the whole board so i'll add a patch to it this piece will have a long bolt running throughit and it will brace the furniture to a metalpost i have it'll give the patio furniture more stability this is how it fits and we'll fasten now

it's coming along let's add the seat boards now i'll paint my restored patio furniture and wrap up the project check out the finished results i'll leave links in the discription for the tools i used on this project subscribe for more video's catch you next time

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Home Depot Patio Furniture Replacement Parts

Home Depot Patio Furniture Replacement Parts

how to assemble mainstays patio furniture how to put together mainstays patio table and chairs mainstays patio sets walmart amazon hi it's alaskagranny i ordered a mainstays patio set of table and 2 chairs from walmart or amazon and it's called mainstays it has a table and two chairs and it comes delivered right to your house free delivery if you order over fifty dollars from walmart i'm going to show you how

to assemble the chairs and the table by mainstays the patio set comes wrapped up nicely here are the parts to the table and here the parts of the 2 chairs they include directions and the parts to put them together there's also an included little wrench so that you can assemble it with the correct size all you need to add is a phillips head

screwdriver here are the parts for the table and here are the parts of the chairs place your tabletop on a non abrasive surface such as a carpet because you don't want to scratch the tabletop then you're going to insert the legs into the plastic holders that are attached to the tabletop you can clearly see which is the bottom and which is the

top and you want the bracket to face to the inside there are small screw holes between the plastic holder and the leg that's where you take this little screws labeled number four and you screw them in lift up a little bit while you're screwing it into make sure that the leg is in there securely repeat on all four legs now you're going to fasten the

center connector in the middle of the table legs using the bolts and there are little brackets on each leg insert the square center contector into the bracket stick in the bolts and use the included wrench to tighten them once you get all the bolts tight turn your table over and it's ready to enjoy now it's time to work on the chairs the chairs already have the back legs

attached you simply need to attach the front legs now if you look at the arms they're wrapped in green and white because there's a left arm and a right arm so make sure you get one of each for each chair there's a plastic bracket on either side of the chair make sure you remove that and dispose of it properly open up the

chair and then you want to pull out the bar on the front all the way so that when you go to screw it together it fits properly there are little white tabs covering where the screw goes make sure you take those off and throw them away now at the back of the seat and the back assembly you want to fasten the seat and the back

using bolts number 4 and use the smaller of the two wrenches but keep the bolts loose you can continue to adjust it while you're working on it you can see the holes they are on the inside on the back at the seat bottom now take either the right or the left leg so the holes are facing towards your chair then you want to fasten the legs

to the cross brace now turn it over and do the other leg now right behind where you just screwed there's going to be two more holes where you put additional bolts the next two screws are 5 that use the larger tool and this is where you're going to finish attaching the leg to the bottom of the seat now

turn your chair over and at the back of the chair you're going to use the longest bolts to attach the back to the arms using the smaller tool now go back and tighten each of the screws and make sure that everything is adjusted and balanced the way that you want then repeat the steps on the second chair when you're done tightening all of the bolts

turn your chairs over and you're mainstays patio set is ready to use in no time at all you'll have your two mainstays chairs and your table assembled they'll fit nicely on your patio on a small balcony or anywhere outdoors to bring you enjoyment how to assemble mainstays patio table and chairs set learn more at alaskagranny.com please subscribe to the alaskagranny channel

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Rabu, 26 April 2017

Home Depot Patio Furniture Cushions

Home Depot Patio Furniture Cushions

if you're looking for a safe place to hidesomething precious, the obvious choice would be in a safe. and it's probably just as obvious,to the criminals who wanna steal your stuff. sometimes the best place to hide something,is where people least expect it. so in this project we're making a super secret safe,that only you know about. for this project you'll need one of theseextra long, electrical gang boxes, made for existing walls. you'll also need a blank wallplate, like this. now search around your house for a clean section of wall, and use a studfinder, to locate an area between the studs. when you've found a spot that works, measurea height that matches the outlets nearby, and add half and inch. now line up the markwith the bottom left corner of the box, and

trace around the sides. this is where you'llneed to cut into the wall. go ahead and stick an envelope under the markings, and selectyour cutting tool of choice. you can see that when you begin cutting into the sheetrock,the envelope catches the dust, reducing the mess that you'll have to clean up later. it'simportant to cut carefully, and with shallow strokes, because there could be electricalwires behind the wall, and you don't want to cut them by accident. when it's all cutout, you should find that your blue box pushes in perfectly, and rests flat against the wall.when you adjust the screws in the corners, you can see that it tightens the flaps atthe back, securing the box tight to the wall. at this point you can start loading your safe,with something important. perhaps some stamps

you want to save? a set of spare keys maybe?..what about emergency ammunition? whatever you put in there, when it's all tucked away,simply add the cover plate, and screw it together. chances are, no one will ever guess there'sanything hidden inside. if you wanna go one step further, try pushing some furniture infront of the cover, because out of sight, means out of mind. now, if the time comeswhere you need to open your safe, but you don't have a screwdriver, no problem. justuse the prongs from a plug. the blades fit perfectly into the screw-heads, allowing youfull, and easy access. now there are plenty of modifications you can make to this thing.for example, if you plan on using this a lot, and can't be bothered, with unscrewing itevery time, try drilling out the screw holes

with a 9/64" drill bit. then add a dab ofsuper glue, to where the screws meet the cover plate. this way the screws will be held fastin place, and now you can just line up the holes, and press it together, in an instant.if you want this to blend better with the surroundings, try adding an outlet to thefront of the box, and a finishing plate over that. now your secret safe looks like allthe other outlets in your house. have you got so much stuff that you need a bigger safe?try upgrading, to a double-gang. this gives you nearly twice the storage space, and installsjust as easily as the others. as a final thought, if you don't want to spend the $3 on materials,or cut holes in your walls, just look for one of these cable jacks around the house.the cable's protected, there's plenty of space

inside, and it's a great place for hidingthings, like your list of computer passwords. not only is this option free, but chancesare, you've already got them all over the house. well now you know how to make an easy,secret safe, for hiding important stuff. if you liked this project, perhaps you'll likesome of my others. check them out at www.thekingofrandom.com

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Home Depot Patio Furniture Covers

Home Depot Patio Furniture Covers

one of my favorite star trek lines--"damnit, jim. i'm a doctor not a--" narrator: --micro jig. maker of the grr-ripper. work safer. work smarter. steve: for new woodworkers, one of the most confusing things to learn is not what tools to use or how to use them, but how todecide what kind of wood to use. there are a lot of choices, and enoughindustry jargon to confuse anyone. in this video i'll try to boil it down to thebasics that you need to get started. i'm gonna limit my discussion to the most common materials you'll use for woodworking-- hardwoods, softwoods, plywood, and mdf.

of course, this just scratches the surface, but it should be enough to give you the confidence to head over to your local home center or lumberyard and make an informed buying decision. sometimes the term lumber refers just to solid wood. in other words, wood that's milled from a tree as opposed to manufactured products and sheet goods such as plywood or mdf. there are two kinds of solid wood to choose from-- softwoods and hardwoods. technically, a hardwood is any wood that comes from a deciduous tree, one that has leaves like an oak or maple,

and they're usually physically harder than softwoods. an amusing exception would be balsawhich is an incredibly soft wood, but since the balsa tree is deciduousit's considered a hardwood. softwood is lumber that comes from a conifer tree. typically one with needles and cones like a pine tree. but usually when most of us talk about hardwoods we're referring to it's physical hardness. personally, when i talk about softwoods i'm generally talking about pine which is a relatively soft wood. most of us buy dimensional lumber, boards that have been cut and dried to standard widths and thicknesses. three quarter inch boards are the mostcommonly sold for woodworking. all solid lumber is susceptibleto expansion and contraction.

during rainy or humid months boards will draw in the moisture causing them to expand along their widths. then, in the drier months they'll contractas they lose that moisture. expansion and contraction is an important topic to understand and to keep in mind when building with solid wood, butbeyond the scope of this video. for small projects this wood movement is not too much of a problem, but if you're gonna be making a big project such as a tabletop, i suggestgoogling more about this topic. whenever you go to a home center or a lumberyard chances are that scent that you smell is pine. it's the most common wood you canbuy and usually the most affordable. pine boards are commonly used inhome construction and framing.

if you buy a two by four it's mostlikely pine such as douglas fir. home centers will carry a large selection of relatively inexpensive 3/4 inch pine boards in various widths and lengths. they are perfect for projects that you intend to paint, but a lot of people love the natural look of pine, too. if you like the look of pine, my suggestionis to show off what makes it unique, and pick out boards that have weird grain patterns and knots. the ones that most people leave behind. pine is easy to work with. it cuts and sands smoothly, and it's gentle on your blades. the main drawback to pine is that it is soft, and it'll scratch and dent easier than hardwoods.

so, it's not always the best choice forfurniture that'll receive a lot of use. also, it can be challenging to find boards that are straight and not curved or warped especially the wider they get. check to see if a board is straight by lookingdown its length with one eye. don't be in a rush. just take the time to pick through the bin for the best boards you can find. when you think of fine furniture and classic woodworking you probably imagine wood species such as mahogany or walnut or cherry, and these represent just a tiny fraction of the hundreds of hardwoods and exotics that you can buy. mostly people buy hardwoodsin exotic species because

of their grain pattern, their color, and their durability. if you want to build something that'll last for hundreds of years any hardwood is a good choice. hardwood is rarely stained, and of course, it would be a waste of money to cover it up with paint. it's almost always protected with a clear topcoat such as varnish, or lacquer, or oil. hardwoods are great for combining to achieve different looks by contrasting wood. walnut and maple, for example, arecommonly seen in chessboards. the density of hardwoods can make them tough on tools, and they can be difficult to work with. less than sharp table saw blades are notorious for leaving burn marks on cherry and maple. of course, the biggest drawback is thathardwoods can be extremely expensive

especially the more exotic species which can cost hundreds of dollars for even a small board. plus, it might be difficult to even findhardwood lumber where you live. luckily, there are online hardware retailers that'll pick out good looking boards and send them right to you. the most common hardwood and relativelyaffordable species in america is oak. it, along with maple and walnut, are usuallyavailable at my local home depot. oak does have its own issues, but it looks nice, and it's a great choice for starting outmaking things with hardwood. plywood is one of the most popular and most versatile building materials you can use, but it can also be one of the most confusing to buy mostly because there are so many types

and grades all with their own coded designationsthat describe its quality. plywood differs from solid lumberbecause it's manufactured. thin veneers of real wood are stacked in opposite grain directions and glued together. this crisscrossing is what gives plywoodits strength and stability. the thicknesses of plywood gets mindboggling with odd variations, but the most common thickness used in furniture and other woodworking projects is probably 3/4 inch or at least close to that. in general, the more layers the plywoodhas the higher the quality. plywood that comes sanded on both sides is also best, and look for plywood with the leastamount of voids along the edge.

for woodworking projects, balticbirch is commonly used. if your home center doesn't carry it in full sized sheets they usually sell it in cut sheets calledhandi-panels or hobby boards. i really like using these for projectsand recommend them. you can also buy specialty maple, oak, cherry,or other hardwood plywoods. these can be pretty expensive, though. for shop projects, jigs, or fixtures, there's nothing wrong with saving money by buying a lesser grade of plywood. mostly, it's an aesthetic difference. there are a lot of advantages to usingplywood instead of solid lumber.

in the us at least, it's fairly inexpensive.plywood is very strong and stable. you don't have to worry about expansion and contraction, it won't warp, and it's a great option for large surfacessuch as a tabletop. it's equally strong in either direction so you don't need to worry about the grain direction besides what looks best. there's a few disadvantages to using plywood. for one, a four by eight sheet of plywood is heavy and difficult to move around and manage alone. however, most home centers are able to cut it down into smaller pieces for you. second, while the face of plywood looks great the edges can be a little bit of an eyesore.

you can cover these up with iron on edge banding which works really well, or make your own edge banding cut out of solid wood, or if you're feeling really frisky, just embrace the layers, and use them as a design element. lastly, the thin wood veneer on plywoodcan be tricky to cut. cutting against the grain can cause itto chip out or splinter. a good trick is to run some masking tapealong your cutline when cutting against the grain, and use a sharp blade. finally, i want to talk briefly aboutmedium density fiberboard or mdf. it's not to everyone's taste, but it is inexpensive, and it can be useful on some projects.

mdf is commonly used in knockdown furniture, like what you might assemble from ikea or other retailers. it's usually covered with a laminate or a veneer. the material itself is super easy to machineand work with. it cuts like butter, and edge profiles rout out easily. it's a great option for small decorative interior projects that you're gonna paint, and you don't have to worry about it splintering the way wood or plywood can. mdf can be a bit fragile especially near the edges where it can collapse like cardboard if you're not careful. the faces, though, are very strong,but if you're going to use it for shelves longer than two feetor so they'll eventually sag.

it's also extremely heavy. a full sized sheet of mdf is no funto move around yourself. but the biggest drawback to mdf is the nasty fine dust it creates when you saw or sand it. it's definitely not something you want to breathe. make sure you wear a respirator and have some sort of dust collection attached to your tools. the way my shop is equipped, i certainly wouldn't want to work with mdf everyday, but a few times a year doesn't bother me. there are a ton of other materials available, but this should be enough to give you the confidence to go to the home center or lumberyard and find exactly what you need for your project.

the variety of exotic hardwoods are almost limitless and can be a lot of fun to experiement with especially on boxes and other smallprojects that won't break your bank. but i would also like to encourage you to use free wood. craigslist is a great resource for peoplegiving away free lumber. also, if you don't mind a little extra work,consider using wood from old pallets. i've broken down a lot of pallets thatwere made out of oak. most of all, have fun, and don't beafraid to try something new. thanks for watching everybody. this week's episode was broughtto you in part by audible.com,

the world's leading provider of audio books with a library of over 250 thousand titles. i've been a fan of star trek my entire life, and i thought it would be fun to show you this model i made when i was about twelve years old. yep, it's mr. spock fighting a three headed monster that never appeared in any episode. notice the lifelike realism in spock's face, and how i must have been way toobusy to bother painting the ground. and in honor of star trek beyond coming out this week i wanted to recommend leonard: my fifty year friendship with a remarkable man

by william shatner. in this biography shatner shares personalstories about leonard nimoy. it's a fascinating look at a man who had a deep love for art and took the craft of acting very seriously. this book is funny, it's interesting, andat times quite heartwarming. you can download this or any other book free, and get a free 30 day trial of audible by going to audible.com/woodworking. this book is yours to keep regardless of whether you continue with the service or not. oh, i wish they had a model of kirk fighting the gorn. hey, everybody. i hope you enjoyed this week's video.

click the box on the left to see morevideos in this basics series. also, please take a moment to check outand subscribe to my other channel home and garden for mere mortals. this week, hilah, from hilah cooking, will show you what to look for when buying a watermelon. hey, what goes better with summer than watermelon?

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Home Depot Patio Furniture Clearance

Home Depot Patio Furniture Clearance

hi, i'm caitlin from the desert domicile andi'm excited to make over my covered back patio as part of the home depot style challenge. it's a huge deal to be chosen for one of thebiggest patio style challenges. you're sent some product and you have thirtydays to complete a space. no pressure. even if you have a small spaceyou can do things to add extra privacy. we love our neighbors, but we don't reallylove staring at the side of their home. everything that you would do in your normalliving room you can do outdoors. i did it. lighting is important because it sets themood for your space.

right here, there we go. i'm a big odd number fan, which makes me alittle odd. that's fine. three is the perfect number to me. i don't want to run into a problem of buyingsomething, getting it home and realizing it doesn't fit. so, i went on home depot's website and foundtheir create your own collection to make the sectional that felt like it was custom fitfor my outdoor patio. i'm using drop cloths for drapes.

they're going to be hanging from a diy pipecurtain that's going to take the place of our awesome fly trap. i got all these pieces and parts in the plumbingaisle. i like the industrial look of the pipe pieces,and i wanted something that would hold up to the weather outside. perfect. if you drop a penny in the water, it'll helpthe tulips stand up and look a little perkier. i learned that on pinterest. i love our outdoor patio.

it's exactly what i pictured. i can't believe how much of a game changerthe privacy screen is. it has almost like an outdoor living roomfeel to it.

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Selasa, 25 April 2017

Home Depot Outside Furniture

Home Depot Outside Furniture

today i’m going to show you how i builtmy super huge, granite inlaid solid wood desk. each of these chunks right here are piecesof granite that i got for free from a counter shop that was just throwing them away. the legs are made of piping and i’ll explaina little bit more about that as well. so here’s where i’m at so far. i’m making a giant, 7 foot long graniteinlaid desk. i got these three quarter inch thick onesjust because it will take less wood out of the desk. i have some thicker pieces of granite, butwhen you’re taking that much wood out of

the total desk space it’s going to leaveit pretty structurally unsound. so the thinner the pieces of granite are,the more sturdy the desk will be. i have a bunch more granite slabs over there. as far as positioning of the granite goes,i have this piece right here which used to be one. i thought it would be pretty cool to spreadthem out a little bit. and then as far as the rest of them go, ikind of want to keep the same grain of the granite. even though these are entirely different,chunks that are broken off, they have that

dark streak kind of going left to right. i want to kind of keep that uniform throughoutthe table to keep a general theme of it. and then as i’m using my plunger-outer tocut out the holes. i have marked this with a pencil and i’veleft a little piece of wood right here so as i router out this space around here, thiswill keep it steady and even with the top of the table so i don’t end up with unevenchunks at the bottom, and i’ll show you what i mean later on. now all i have to do is finish routing outthe other slots for the other pieces of granite and i’ll figure out how to fill this gapbetween the granite and the wood.

i’ve started to seal the blocks down intothe wood. i’ve taken some liquid nails and some woodglue and i’ve dripped it into the hole and then set the granite slabs on top of thatto kind of seal it into the back of the wood. and then i started taking wood filler andputting it around the outside of the granite and the inside of the wood and that’s workedout pretty well so far. one thing that really helped me lay the woodfiller in-between the granite and the wood is when i started i was using my finger anda knife and putting it in-between, but it was spreading out too far in the wood andi’m afraid that’s going to look bad when i finally stain it.

so what i did is i bought one of these dollarketchup dispensers from walmart and filled it up with the wood filler, and then i cantake it and squeeze it into the crack between the granite and the wood and that makes ita lot less messy. i also tried an experiment with the liquidnails. liquid nails says it’s stainable so we’regoing to find that out. i used these two front pieces entirely withliquid nails. so i’m going to take those and sand themdown later, clean them up and then we’ll see how well they stain. what’s nice with the wood filler though,is that i can take it and it’s rough right

now, but as soon as it’s going to dry itleaves it a little bit tacky and you can just tap it down into the hole and kind of cleanup that hole a lot better than it would normally. one block left and then i’ll let it dryfor a day and then stain it and see what happens. let me talk for a minute about the base thati’m using for the desk. it is a pipe base. basically the whole thing is made out of pipes. starting with this leg here you can see thati have the base and then i have a t-joint after a 4 inch straight piece. and then that branches out.

and i’m going to link all of the differentparts of this base in the video description below. i’ll put a link there to where all the partsare. so i have this bar right here space as thetwo legs. then i have another t-joint up here that movesacross, and a t-joint here that moves up. so there are a total of 4 legs around theside that you can see here. and then there’s the one leg here, up inthe center, that goes up towards the back. that’s where my monitor stand is going tobe so this adds another little bit of support in the center of the back of the desk.

and i’ve put all of my weight on that andit even distributes it down these legs over here which is really nice. so the desk is going to be pretty darn sturdy. another thing that’s nice about the deskis that the garage floor isn’t quite even, you can see that there’s a little bit ofdiscrepancy between the concrete slabs, but at each of the joints you can see the base,the 4 inch piece and the t-joint, you can screw it in a little bit more or a littlebit less and then the top will be exactly where you want it. so i learned a couple things while stainingthe top of this desk.

a) stain does stick to granite, so i’m goingto have to find a way to get that off. after i noticed that, i did switch aroundand start taping off the pieces of granite so hopefully the rest of them won’t endup quite as marked up. now it’s all uncovered and ready to be putin the office - slash my bedroom. so i’m getting the base of the table allscrewed into place, and all of the tops are measured so they’re all the exact same height. so i’m pretty happy with how the desk turnedout. i used two different types of granite justto kind of see how they would differ. so we have the white granite in the back,and that’s just like a matte finish.

it’s not super glossy or anything, and ithink it looks alright. but i actually prefer this darker graniteright here that is super glossy. you can see the refection of the light rightthere and the door frame. so i think having a bunch of super glossypieces embedded in the wood would look really cool. the one thing that i would do differently,is i tried using liquid nails right here because it said it was stainable. it actually did not stain very well and idon’t like how it looks. i mean it’s not terrible, but where i usedthe wood filler it blends in a lot easier

with the granite. so next time i will use wood filler for allof the granite pieces instead of liquid nails. so what’s fun about this set up is i havemy new desk here and i have my old desk here. and if you remember, this is the one i didthe wireless charging through the bottom of i’ll post a link for that video here aswell. and so since it’s right next to my bed ican just take my phone, put it right on my desk and have it wirelessly charge throughthe desk during the night. this is also where i do all my phone repairvideos as well. i’ll set up my light box and my camera mountand tripod here so i can film those videos

right next to my editing station. so this is it. and as you can tell it’s pretty darn sturdy. [clap] thanks a ton for watching. if you have any questions, make sure to leavethem down in the comments below. don’t forget to “like” if you enjoyedthis project and don’t forget to subscribe. thanks for watching!

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my name is eloy i live in florida i built my patio from scratch from the groundup it's been 3 or 4 years since i created this since then the furniture has shown signs ofdamage in florida we get heavy sun just about allyear when there's no sun then it's heavy rain there's a lot of punishment on furniture and everything outside

so i feel it's time to make repairs before the patio furniture is beyond salvation i start with removal of boards that i cansee signs of damage on the rot is very evidanti was hoping to remove the damaged boards in one go but it's not working out that way the front skirt did come off in one piecethough i was hoping to do patch work on the boards

just replacing the sections half way downthe seat planks so i'm using the circular saw to try that at this point i'm thinking i can get awaywith replacing only the damaged sections now that i'm pulling the back rest boardsi'm starting to notice there's also rot damage to the structure i'm starting to think that this is going tobe a bigger job than i expected i'm now going to replace all the boardsi was wishful that i could fix them in sections

but that's not going to work this is a lot of damagewe're going to have a bit of work ahead i'll remove the damaged boards so i canhave a clean area to work with and pick up the mess and toss it in a heavytrash bag let's bust out the saw i have damage to the privacy back supportit's rotted between the seat and base so it's not giving the support it needs i need to cut through all the screwsso i can tear out the vertical support and add a new one

i have more screws on the bottom hereso i'm working on those now once the support was removed i'm painting the exposed wood to protect itfrom the elements i'll paint the new boards with the outdoorpaint i bought at the home center i took a sample piece of wood so they couldmatch the color the color ended up a bit darker than the original but it's close at least in tone

plus i picked semi gloss this time i think it will protect the wood more becauseof the sheen this is the back support 2x4 that will stabilizethe structure now i have to measure and cut new 2x4sand recreate the frame i'll cut the pieces to size and test fit let's remove the remaining boards i keep finding more rot damage to the frame

the back rest on the furniture has an incline i managed to get a full piece off withoutbreaking i'll use it as a template to cut new pieces so i'm drilling holes so i can attach theback boards to the vertical support i don't want the wood to crack or split so it's a good idea to do it this way now we'll assemble the base frame for theseat section and we'll brace the seat frame to the backsupport

the screws that connect this seat frame aresolid i don't want to tear this one apart so i cut out the rotted part so i'm adding extra 2x4s and rebuliding itin this manner i'll build up this end area the same way though there's rot it's pretty solid plus the screws that i would need to removeare not going anywhere so let's add screws and secure the new seatframe

dry testing the seat boards to see if it allfits right this section of the back is rotted but i don't want to remove the whole board so i'll add a patch to it this piece will have a long bolt running throughit and it will brace the furniture to a metalpost i have it'll give the patio furniture more stability this is how it fits and we'll fasten now

it's coming along let's add the seat boards now i'll paint my restored patio furniture and wrap up the project check out the finished results i'll leave links in the discription for the tools i used on this project subscribe for more video's catch you next time

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you can track hurricane danny right here on cbs 4 and cbsmiami.com in the weather section. it was like a scene from the movie fast and furious, this was not on the open road when a band of thieves rip off a home depot furnitur in fort

lauderdale. the 99 was captured on a cell phone camera. ted scouten is live with details. what a wild scene, this was monday night. this is at the intersection of sun rise boulevard.

the crooks wheeled out $2,000 of power tools and took off. a chaotic scene on a quiet a shopper was rolling during a theft in progress. the crooks jump into the car ready to speed off with hammer drills. people are catching on.

you can tell at this point, the cat was out of the bag, they were still involved with the magazine. a -- merchandise. a customer tries to block them in. a home depot furnitur employee puts a cart behind them.

that doesn't slow them down. the two women and one man take off not worried about anyone who might get in their way. if you were in the way, if i was walking down an aisle you would have been hit and hurt. people were stunned how bold the crew was, they wheeled the

shopping cart to a waiting car and took off. all in just seconds. they didn't bother closing the trunch. the goal was to get out without being caught. i got most of it. i got his face and the girl's

face too. whoa. my hands are shaking. the folks believe they may have hit before, there were two women and one man, one woman

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this morning that's my pleasure and myprivilege to introduce to you our speaker the cfo and executive vice president corporateservices at the home depot miss carol tome you know when i thinkabout carol there are a multitude adjectives thatcome to mind i think many would probably concur with that assessment there are two that stand out aparticular and that is selfless and active. i think that you will notice abit of a recurring theme as i walk you through her background in just a moment

as to why those are both applicable. youknow if you ever find yourself wishing the eternal wish if i had moretime if i just had two more hours i would bemore involved in my church would serve on this charity or take a moreactive leadership role and then use that wish is an excuse forwhy not to do so i think carol will make it very difficult for you to ever use that again and be able to look at yourself in the mirror with a straight face because this is a very busy person yetsomeone

who gives tirelessly of herself when askedand does so in a manner that we all quite frankly getthe benefit from. um, i got to know carol a few yearsago. mayor reed had asked carol would she please chair the search committee to replace the ceofor the outgoing ceo at the world's busiest passenger airporthartsfield-jackson this is mid-year, midsummer, not an overly leisurely time for caroland her team and he asked and if any of you have been through aprocess like this this is a

this is a pretty significant investmentof time and she obliged willingly and i will tell you well the absoluteconviction that years later it is still as thorough as comprehensive and as efficient of a process but i've ever been throughwith a search committee and if you look at what carol has done and if you look at hercontributions to atlanta to home depot to the country i think ithink that's a a pretty easy bridge to cross caroljoined the home depot in 1995

a service as its cfo since 2001 in 2007 she was named executive vicepresident a corporate services carol began herprofessional career as a commercial lender the united bank denver's now wells fargoand then spent several years as director banking for the johnsmanville corporation prior to joining the home depot she was vp and treasurer river with international corporationaside from her responsibilities at the home depot

carol serves on the board of directorsfor ups where she is also chairman of auditcommittee and as a deputy chair of the federal reserve bank plans for directors again a firmbeliever in community service carol is an active member the committeeof two hundred she is on the board when a good atlanta botanical gardens additionallyshe has served as chair for the metro atlanta chamber ofcommerce in 2012 carol has received multiple accolades during her years ofservice

most notably number two on the listbessie offers in corporate america has produced by thewall street journal as well as the top 50 most powerfulwomen by fortune magazine i would ask that youjoin me this morning and welcoming to terry our speaker and my good friend carol to me well goodmorning everyone sacked thank you so much for thatintroduction my goodness my life past for automated thank you for that inctruly the airport search was it was a success but it was because exacthe did

all the heavy lifting so if you everneed to put someone on your team call him up because he can help yousource the best talent you know really is a thrill for me to behere thank you all for coming up this morning i just want to start by sayingwhat a gem the university george's now i went to the university ofwyoming and when i was out wyoming the oh ithought about george i thought about football but when i moved to georgia irealized that the university of georgia and the terry college of business produces outstanding business leaders

in fact at the home depot the financeteam were about 700 people strong i have eighty terry grats working for meisn't that awesome yes of them they could each i picked upa new york here this morning so to be wearing high so awesome and let mejust drag on took me for a moment she's in our investor relations group and last year institutional investormagazine do any of you read that magazine something you do good its covered rackbut it worked for those of us in finance ethical thing

and they rates um i investor relations teens and last year the home depotinvestor relations team ranked number one took it all the way sotiffany outstanding so it's again a thrill for me i gottasummer prepared remarks but what i'd really like to do is have a dialoguewith you because i think that's the best kind interaction is when we get to talk toeach other so all start by sharing with you my point of view on the economy housing a little bit about our strategyand then wrap it up with some comments

about our financial results and then it open it up to you because ireally want to hear from you so first on the economy yesterday's newsis pretty big news lessen its do do you expect that to happen you get know i'll certainly the market doesn't imean i was watching our stock price yesterday and it was down down down andthen chairman bernanke he came out with hisannouncement at two o'clock in our stock price just jumped and the whole market jumped rightbecause everyone to the bx i've relief

that the federal reserve is not startingto ease of quantitative easing and i think they're probably a couple ofreasons for that first if you'd look at the general economic environment you know thatprojection for gdp growth in our country this year is between 2.3 and 2.6 percent but we only grew 1.8 percent in thefirst half which means the back after the year willbe more growth be than the first tattoo your and you mightsay well why is that whether couple reasons one

exports are higher than they've been inthat's good news for economic growth also companies companies like the homedepot we are spending more capital than we have in prior years our capitalbudget this year is 1.5 billion dollars that's up a couple hundred milliondollars from what we spent last year and we're spending more in the back halfthan we did in the first half a beer so the overall economy well not robustis growing but that's really not what the federalreserve looks at they look at to things they look at unemployment and they look at core inflation and thegermans danbury

a very opinionated about his point ofview on unemployment into unemployment reaches around six anda half percent he's gonna keep short term rates low that's what he said and as you knowwe're not there really about 7.3 percent they also look at core inflation the onethe targeting around 2 percent were not at two percent so when they look at those doctors ithink that's what gave rise to their decision yesterday for us we look at the overalleconomy

well we spend more time looking athousing and metric that we look at is privatefixed residential investment and here i am showing you private picsresidential investment as a percentage of gdp and we have datathat goes back to the nineteen fifties and so you can see how private picsresidential investment has performed over sixty-some years and when i willcall out is when the housing bubble occurred back in 2006 private picsresidential investment stood at 6.2 percent a gdp and then as you all know we wentinto a recession

the greatest recession since the greatdepression it was a housing lead recession and you can seewhat happened to private pics residential investment it dropped dropped as low as about 2percent well we at the home depot we felt it andwe felt it hard between 2006 and 2009 we lost 13 billion dollars in sales that's the equivalent of a company likebed bath and beyond wiped out now housing has started torecover

and so have we starting in 2010 arestills started to grow and by the end of thisyear we will have recaptured almost all that thirteen billion dollarsin sales last now guide is asked for a show of handsany if you shop in our stores well thank you cuz you're helping us sowe really appreciate your business thank you for doing that know a coupleother data points on this chart first you can see private pics presentthat's what this means growing and that's helping grow our cells butafter the end of the second quarter it stood at 3.1 percent gdp

well prior to the last recession that'sthe lowest it's ever been so i look at that from a glass half fullperspective and say hey we've got a lot of growth ahead of usthis is good news and then all statistics revert to themean rights and the mean over the past six someone years is 4.6percent so we've got a long way to go to revertback to the me so as we think about opportunities forgrowth at the home depot we say wow we've got a lot of growth ahead of usjust here in the united states as housing starts to improve but it'snot just the economic environment that's

impacting our business it's also our strategy so i'd like totake a few minutes walk you through our strategy we have a very simple three-legged stool strategy and ifyou've read jim collins good to great you'll recognize the construct for thisstrategy %uh the first leg of our stall is whatwe're passionate about and we're passionate about customerservice the second leg of our strategy stall iswhat we're best in the world at and we think we're best in the world atproducts

for home improvement and the third likea bar stool is what drives our economic engine andour economic engine is driven not by capital allocation driving productivityand efficiency in our business no this lake thestrategy has changed over time i start with the company back in 1995and in 1995 we have 400 stores and revenues about fourteen billiondollars today we have over 2,250 stores so our economic engine for a part of ourhistory was driven by square footage growth andwe were very much like that kevin costner movie

field of dreams it was billed the storethey will come and that's what we did at one point we were opening a store every 36 hours well can you imagine and i run real estate construction teamcan you imagine but would that's really behind us now that'sreally behind us ok just do not know you were here hikerstds another 20 per person so great sorry so anyway that make up the storehas changed now we join the legs at the store at the seats by what we callinterconnected retail

interconnected wheat ale is really justleveraging our physical assets with are virtualassets and other words our website and ourmobile applications because consumers are changing andyou're nodding their heads right how many people are shopping of yourphone or shopping of a pc right the consumeris changing and we have to change along with that sojust to make this real for you let me talk a little bit about customer service we break our customer service strategyinto three major platforms

service in stock and store appearance and from a service perspective we've taught all of our social so wehave 325,000 people working for with todd oliver associates our servicestandard which we call first and it's a simple acronym standing forfind find the customer inquire what they're working on themrespect them solve their problems and then thank them we've all been trained on first i'vebeen trained on first all the seven train our first

and we think it's making a differenceand i hope you're seen that difference inside of our stores from an in stock perspective we thinkthis is a critical component of customer service why ifwe're out of stock you are dissatisfied so during therecession we transformed our supply chain movingfrom a supply chain where the majority of products were shipped directly from are manufacturers to our stores now the majority of our products flowsthrough what we call rapid deployment

centers their dc they flow to our stores andwere able to increase are in stock position are instocks now there over 99 percent and that storeparents know we're working warehouse we r ourstores a hundred and six thousand square feet filled up with steel they're workingwarehouse but we've got it make store better-looking if you will so we created merchandising execution teamsthese are men and women who are

responsible for the way the store looks how the items are faced on theshelf also working on navigation you know thenumber one question that we yet from a customer where can i find it right or worse the restroom so what weunderstand this so our stores are hard to navigate sowhat have we done well if you haven't done it yet and ifyou've got a smartphone please download our home depot ap it'sfree and if you download the app it willlocalize to the store that you're

shopping and you can bring up a storm ap and youcan type in where is in all story right where it is in storeis not a good thing outright yeah with the way would i knowwe are at the home depot we actually the officer team we work in our storesso we adopted store 1 store one month and we work in thestore every week for that month and i guess it's a great opportunity tounderstand you know the experience our customers from working on the floor the store aswell as the experienced are so ships

have working for us is a really greatexperience and i certainly have been able to take those learningsbacking me support your finance person what does that matter it matters a lot because we understandthe experience that your customers are going through you can make sure that your allocatingthe capital and the resources to make sure that that experience is thebest experience now from a product a story perspectivewe also breaker strategy down into three major platforms i'll start withthe bottom-up thats

page merchandising transformation thisis really just new tools that we're bringing into ourstore a match in this we carry about 35,000skews per store 600,000 skews on our website but every store is a bit different we need to better localize the store for the customer we meet me to better not only localized min a certainperspective but also from a pricing perspective

and merchandising transformation is justhow we talk about new tools that we are introducing to our company so we can do just thatyou know if you shop our bucket store which is just down the street from here its very different customer base that astore in moultrie georgia so for mostar company remerchandised ourstores the same way well that's not the futureretail the future retail is merchandise in the store forthe customer was shopping in a store and our new tools are allowing us to dothat from a product a certain

you know we really don't sell items wesell projects and we have to make sure your that weare bringing into our stores and our website everything you need to complete yourproject so if you're painting a room don't justthe paint any paint you need rollers the pressuresyou takes you meet our except for so we really spent a lot oftime making sure that we are sorted correctly for the project is the last thing wewant to do is to go home

and realize that 0 rats i forgotsomething and anglo go to your local ace hardwarewhich may be more convenient for you or heavens for bed company headquarteredin north carolina i mean we just don't want you to do thatso we're really focused on assortment and then portfolio strategy of course isjust the way we talk about how we run our business from a profitabilityperspective just as you can appreciate i our profitsare very different based on the products that wesell we sell appliances were the thirdlargest retailer appliances

in our country well appliances arefabulous but they're very very low margin so if we saw appliances only we wouldmake very little money as a company so we compliment our appliances with forexample those brushes i talked about forpainting projects you make a lot of money on to us iprobably shouldn't tell you that but we do so this is how we run our businessthough to make money this is to make of course now talkingabout

interconnected retail just to give you alittle bit more color about what we mean here we have spent and over invested in this experiencebecause we know we must if we don't we will lose so we now have buy online pick up in store buy online ship to store buy online return to store we are doing everything we possibly canto bridge the experience between our stores and our are online make sure wehave the right experience for customers and here's the cool thing about this 30percent

all the orders that take place on ourwebsite are picked up in our store is not also it's reallyawesome so we will continue to invest in this toensure that we've got the right experience for our customers let me just make it real for you why dowe care we have the number one market share mostthe category so much with we sell as you would expect so let's takecategory like power tools we have about 35 percentmarket share power tools in total but when you go online

guess who has more market share than weonline amazon exactly this is why we care this is why we care so desperately aboutmaking sure that the experience is the right experience so what are we doing about it it's notjust about buy online pick up in store by law and return it starts at right it's about working with our vendorpartners there's no better time to work with your vendor partners then when you have number one marketshare so we can go to our vendor

partners and say room we see that you're selling our archcompetitor we need you to stop doing that and withyou stop doing that we will give you more volume and you will when so manufacturers likemilwaukee makita who used to sell amazon no longer do they only sell us so when we are nowredefining exclusivity with our vendor partners its exclusivity across all samples thisis how we think we can win not only with

our store experience but with our vendorpartners so on let me then kinda wrap this upwith how the numbers are looking and the numbers are looking pretty goodso last year we set for the target to takeare operating margin to 12 percent and our return on invested capital to 24percent by 2015 and we call this the 12-24 target reaching these targets would makeus one of the most profitable and highestreturning retailers

in the world and we are well down ourpath a reaching at the school so if you lookat our results for the first half this year you can seethat we've had some nice cells grow our same-store sales growth were upalmost a percent and in the second quarter we haddouble-digit positive cells now this was the first time in thesecond quarter that we had seen that since 1999 and the second quarter was actually ourbest performing quarter in 21 years if you look at earnings our earnings areup 23 percent so for the finance people

in this room that's called leopards and that's reallygood leverage to the cells up a percent in earnings up 23 percent pretty good number inventory turns whichis part a return on invested capital well up too tense to 4.9 times orgetting more velocity with better in stocks that's what youwant no i didn't talk about the third leg or strategist all which is capital allocation but let meposit talk about that for a moment we as a marketing tagline you may haveseen our ads

our tagline is more saving more doingwell in the finance world our tagline is more saving moreinvesting we're really focused on creating a virtual cost outlook: so that we cancontinue to take costs out of our business which allows its to invest it back andhigh-return projects that defines who we are as anorganization this virtual cost out blue which generate a lot of gas as a companywe generate over seven billion dollars have cash every year we take about abillion up and a half that invested back

in our business we pay fifty percent of our earnings ina dividend which makes us one of the highest payoutcompanies any retailer and then we take excess gas we buy backshares this year we're buying back eight and ahalf billion dollars our shares mister by taxers and 2010 to you today we have repurchased 1.1 billionshares for about forty to billion dollars and cass so imaginethat we had purchased the service that we have point billiondollars us on our balance

you feel a lot like apple but we've beenbuying back our shares and our average price that wepowershares and is a little under forty dollars yesterday our stock closed overseventy-seven so from a return on investmentperspective pretty good return so as we look forward we will continueto use our capital in that way to invest it back into the business toreturn it to shareholders in the form of dividends and they will buy back shares

so let me just close out with this chart and probably evolvedcharts i've used this is my the returns you know our company in many ways is a call toand i keep looking over and seeing more humble people that i didn't know werehere hello y'all still you know what i'mtalking about were colts right and for all the home depot people if youcut us we bleed orange now part of our call to isour management construct and this is the inverted pyramid wherefrank blake

our ceo his leadership team we are atthe bottom of the pyramid and at the top of the pyramid are ourassociates who are serving our custom we believe in the power this pyramid i've been with the company for eighteenyears i'm the only the senior leader who hasworked for all four rc i work for founders bernie are i was bob nardelli seattle first say six years and now i work for frank play

and i will tell you there was a time inour company's history where the inverted pyramid was turned like this and some of you may know when that timewhat's i won't mention the name but you canfigure it out now that's not necessarily wrong andmaybe in your companies that kinda management pyramid works in our company doesn't work were all about servantleadership so when frank blake became the ceo heflipped that pyramid packed the way it needed to be and westarted to find

our way back in part of our way back is doing the right thing by ourassessments the men and women who are facing our customers every day and let me give you make thisreal for you during the recession when we lostthirteen billion dollars in cells we have to make some hard decisions we had to close stores we had exit areexpo business summit umich octave expo which she would dispense more moneythere cuz we were losing eighty million dollars a year so we had to close thatbusiness

we have to make beer we hard decisionsbut as we were making those decisions we also decided to continue to invest in ourpeople so during the recession were many companies are stopping merit increases or stopping makingcontributions into 401 k plans or stopping bonuses for hourly associates we didn't stop wecontinue to pay merit continue to make contributions into 401k's and we continue to pay our success sharing

no success sharing is a program that wehave our hourly associates it's a very cool program we reward them for doing great work and it's based offa cell's number they get within a certain percentage ofa cell's number we pay out money to our hourly associates for the first half of 2013 100 percentare us stores were in successor in all the like a handful of ourcanadian stores were in successor on sunday we had our success sharingcelebration we paid out $137 million dollars

to those associates is not exciting forthem it's really awesome and were seen in our results you know it's not just us talking wehear from a hundred i was some customers every week who waitus on a number number attributes we roll it all up andwe look at our net promoter score and net promoter score is north seventypercent and we don't just listen to thecustomers who are shopping in our stores cuz hopefully they are satisfied we also look at survey results like theuniversity of michigan survey or jd

power survey to see how we are trending are we doingbetter we still have opportunities for sure what we're doing better so i'm often askus rossiya 0 if successor it's not a huge expensefor your company and i say no it's an investment because i believe and what bernie marcuset and bernie marcus said if you take careof your soc its don't take care of the and the rest will take care of itselfbelieve it to my

the other aspect of our business and whywere called our values we have 8 core values theseare values that we we're on our aprons but its we bringthem to life we bring them to life every dayby trying to live the values and when you employ over 300,000 peoplefor sure it's the equivalent of a small tell her big small city i should saywhen it has about apples and when we finally have to deal with that but generally speaking our people are people cool reflected these core values andi'll what walks through the entire value

will but maybe comment on on a few 01 entrepreneurial spirit you might pass way your $80 billiondollar company by definition be entrepreneurialyou must be just one bureaucratic but mf well the truth thisbureaucracy creeps in every day and we do our best to try to smash itget rivets because bureaucracy can killcompanies so we trite every day to be nimble tolook around corners to anticipate where the customers goingbecause the retail landscape is littered

with companies who have gone a waybecause they didn't to that think about circuit city think about borders think about what'shappening at sears what's happening at jcpenney retailersgo away if they don't stay nimble quick in tunewith the customer so every day we tried it keep thatentrepreneurial spirit allied the other value that i'll mention is getting back very proud of ourcommunity efforts and reason i wanted to comment on it nowis that we're in the midst

celebration of service between september11th veteran's day we will do 300 community projects acrossthe country in celebration are foundation's missionwhich is providing affordable living for veterans we've committed eighty million dollarsto that comes we spent about fifty five milliondollars against that and it is such a joy for us to be able to give back notonly a bar dollars but i love our sweat equity to ourcommunities i worked on a project earlier this week and

it's just awesome you know southeastatlanta overbuilding a community garden that will serviceveterans as well as the community at large in its too it's just cool thing and let me tell you it takes a whole lotof people to do something like that we had 200 people on site the big car so that's another value that i wanted toshare with you zack you were kind to ask me to come here today you for me this is my way to getback a little bit

i hope it's been worth your while and ireally would like to take your questions on we can talk about and and it is broadcast i think doing so wehave to wait for a mic perhaps is that rights will give them the directionsfelt a that's fine are carol is going to take questions and raise your hand and place way from mikebecause we're live on webcast so we need to be able to carryso carol thank you thank you thank you very much for a mostenlightening and i've earning talk

you i am i'm at one thing about yourinternational future know you've had some blip summer road onthat especially in south america and chinawhat does the future hold their yes so the question is about ourinternational business we are the number one player in canada and mexico and your spot on ourexperience in other parts of the globe have notbeen so successful so we did go into chile and argentina that venture did not work for lots ofreasons

well you can see and growing middleclass in the country it's very very hard to do business thereand we exited that this and that was the right decision we went into china in 2006 with the 12store acquisition and we did everything wrongin china kelly barrett who is our chief auditexecutive she can tell you the horror stories me doing business have do business inchina gets hurt it's really hard it's acommunist country for heaven sakes

but we did things wrong to we had thewrong business model you know the chinese don't do itthemselves we couldn't break through to an three-step distribution so we made nomoney it was just made no money and so i kepttalking to our ceo frank blake about it i'm shut this down shut this down not makingany money he's like we're not gonna shut it down you're gonna fix it so he gave me theretail business i'm like itself started to you really taken apartsaid no this business model will not

work and we sadly had to reach the decision to closethe stores but what we did do is we started a newbusiness in china and this is a stand-alone pain so weopened up about it 1200 square foot with are private brand paying pinkthat's manufactured in the united states and sent china we were actually after one year making money in thatbusiness but here's the sad thing we looked at how big it could be in andwhy you think

china is this in for miss country withan enormous economy not so much in our space so as we model the dow we realize thatwould take us about ten years to get to a hundred million dollars insales a hundred million dollars in sales forour company we can bring one skew into the united states and get hundred million dollars and one year so we put our stuff that we can make missusmake money but we're exiting rex king china we'll keep our sourcingoffice there

so then we feel we study the rest theworld western europe you don't really wanna go to countrieslike italy were more people are dying being born so we don't see opportunities in westerneurope economies been down seven quarters in a row it's heavily over stored from homeimprovement market eastern europe same thing we don't see opportunities there asiaweek said no can't fis the price it's not big enough we're just going toreally focus on where we are

the home improvement market in theunited states $300 billion dollar there are so many cells to go get righthere in this country we can make a lot moremoney doing that that's a good thing for our shareholders for that carroll could you come in on theaffordable care act and its impact on a retailer well the affordable care act impacts alllarge employers so obviously were no exception i i'lltell you this about the affordable care

act we're not gonna let a change and lawimpact doing the right thing for our customersor our associates so we will continue to staff our storesto meet the needs of our customers and we will continue to provide benefitsfor people good morning thanks for coming actuallya spitting years a big box retailer best buy socket appreciate all things you'respeaking about or are so i think i found their way youknow they're really losing it for a while but it appears

why i think it's to your point aboutmake sure you add jocelyn invested too much real estate inintegrating online experience united really relate to what you'resaying about my question is actually about as you know the world football fans herebut i recently read an article arm about how so many brains aredrooling over the espn gameday experience and how homepeople has such a strong presence there so i'm curious you know along with gameday and other sort of marking ventures iknow this i think i

in california texas ya sponsors stadiumyou know how have you been if it from those typesof investments arm in an expansion of your brain well the truth yes with the exception %uhespn game day our sports marketing has anegative our ally arm and so we are actuallymoving more and more away from with theexception of gameday the something really miraculous about atso we're really committed to that we love that

but most marketing dollars marketing formarketers in the room why how you're going to change how youknow if you think about how we used to spend on marketing dollars how we do now we are way you weretalking to digital moving away from paper you know we grewup we grew up with our flyer that wasprinted every wednesday you'd walk stalwarts with the circular are we setfor the offer all going away all going away and it's moving digital andradio

because there's a higher return for uson radio nt and tv is moving away from cbs and abcthe world more loser the world things are really changewe use marketing analysis to get to determinewhere we get the best return on investment period politicalit's merely scientific the best way to describe for marketingfor sale many of us was the sort but most alright it's a appealing it's becoming really a science i'm here to talk about anything but itseems like the question may be waning

just better way for the mic thank you on you've talked a lot about the in storeexperience but talk a little bit more about the out a store experience in your online presence do you plan tobattle amazon online are convinced the customer that's better to be in the store to getthat product making a lot of investments for online experience to make sure it'sthe right experience for the customer we amazon is a fabulous item retailer

there is no experience other than they've got a great checkwith us you don't come to them before i don'tnecessarily come because you need something you got something that's not working inyour house or you got an idea you want kitchen remodel your bathroomall you want to build a base you don't go to amazon for that you cometo us so that seeks periods what have on you can get it in the store what youhave that experience online

so all ovr how-to videos how to fix aleaky faucet how to install a toilet all those thingsyou think can do this myself just someone wouldhelp me all posted to our website there also all posted to you becausewe're not gonna force the customers to be in a closed community we're going to get the media out therethe way the customers media and is letting people take home to puthome depot you know i think i'll go to but they may easily go to you too forthat same piece of information so we're posting it all out

getting that x your in tying it back toour stores looking at solving the last-miledelivery know we're building direct fulfillmentfacilities that will be pardoned and and your johnyou're working on a surge in helping us develop learning materials for this these direct the film facilities will beways getting product that's ordered online more passionately delivered to ourcustomers that i think about gosh we've got almost2,000 points for delivery in this

country with our store so why not leverage that amazon doesn't another building out distributionfacilities we them day all we have to work on is routing and with all that last mile andfor those of us who buy big bulky products like washers and dryers or riding lawn mowers or barbecue grills and we've got smallcars so i need to get this home wouldn't itbe great to have people just get it home

for you know by the way when he gets home to youwhat about put it together and about away holloway of right so this amistad doing any of that stuffthis is how we can make an experience that the sticky experience yes what kinda returned you see yourfeedback are can contribution to the experiencehave your in store how to use as opposed to watch it onyoutube come down the store and learn how to install tile

we have these wonderful workshopprograms both for diy rhys at large but also withthat do it herself gas a lot of fun we get a tremendous amount a positivefeedback offer those workshops we're also working on how to make thestores more over just so it's been attained so we can actually try out products knowthat the cool thing is you can try before you buy it so you can see thathappen summer stores on the weekends actually have demos places that you cantry cuz thats you know if

we live in an experience economy youexperience i just shop that's why you know when we lost our wayfor a while when our customer service you know welost our way the customer reaction was he violence because customers have cometo know as a place for an experience a place where they would like to shopwhere they'd like to talk to our associates and you don't have that same a motion what a to most stores right i mean if you goto one publix or another do you really notes right it's not really and be

our stores in your get to what you'reworking on so that's why gotta continue to focus on that experience well secured to stick with a quickquestion i you cheryl i we really really enjoythe presentation from my anticipation for other challenges that you see can youshare with us just something say you know may keep you up at night orjust some the challenges that your anticipating for the for the future sure

in a recovering environments competition is invited so what do we do to stay focused on our business to make the competition irrelevant it'svery easy to get sidetracked to say of so-and-so just opened up a newlumberyard or oh so-and-so just opens up a newstore and i cant get focused on that without losing sight onwhere you need to go this is a real just justrequires discipline the state focused on whereyou're taking the company

meet the competition irrelevant but theyare coming in so if you look like a companies like lumber liquidators havingvery good results and so some other folks will say we've got to go kill them like not what you need to do is have thebest laurin offer possible for your customerbase not worry about i would say that's onlyone thing that keeps me up i would say you know the globaleconomy good and we have to be are wary of that in and aware of that and understand thatit could have implications

what happens here and what happens herehad implications for the global economy the world is flat you know we sourceabout 11 percent of our products from outside the united states so it matters to us what's happeningoutside the united states so always you know watching world trendsand figuring out what disruptions could comeour way if things were to go really sideways and parts i think from a risk perspectiveyou know kelly barrett archibald executive ishere from a risk perspective i think we

are all concerned about cybersecurity tax coming in protectingour customer data our proprietary pricing information so our it systemswhere they need to be do we have the right detection andprotection in place so those kinds of things from a risk perspective of course keep probably the other thing i'm speaking very candidly is complacency no i

i've been again with the company a longtime in 1999 really great here the pot pastadouble-digit cops our stock was trading at a seventymultiple 7d multiple and we good really good fast-forward ten-month october up to 1000 we had ourfirst earnings warning ever in our companyhistory and the stock sold off about 25 that day and i'll never forget itbecause i'm sitting in arthur blank office

on the phone with our largestshareholder who was fidelity at the time our school me school remain at him and i had my it in my hand and my other hand on his desk they're justscreaming and he reached over and patted my headit was most generous kind just her he could have done becausei put a lot like i'm gonna was quote so desperate i of the and really i think it's because wegot complacent and shortly thereafter we have a new ceoso one

i talk to our leadership team i'm say wehave got to fight against complacency because here we are now working feeling really good not only are wegrowing ourselves we are beating the pants off her competition in northcarolina our stock is trading at a record-high so we're a feeling really good any we lose that competitive edge we startfeeling really good we can get into so much trouble so wejust everyday gotta wake up saying this is the battlesabout fight every day focus on the

focus on our strategy hope we continueto do the right thing so i'm looking at the clock and i knowyou want it finish up here soon so maybe one morequestion without if there is another the earlier conversation about amazon andbest buy got me thinking about children which sure familiar with theterm to some people experience much about up that and if so what are you doing to combatall you have to do is go into a store and you can see people

with their smartphones you know takingpictures for the products that we sell going to google shopper whatever channelthat they used to do so roman of course with you so what do wedo about it a number thanks we acquired a companylast year in austin texas call black workers and black locus is a is a big datacompany at those prices scraping for us so we are constantlyscraping prices of compact competition both online instore competition in comparing those retail prices againstours there are some products in the

store that we will not be beat so we will make sure that we have thelowest price there are other products that we saw inthe store there were like i care about so much like we sell the with water coke in ourstore that we're not top of mind for that so somebody's cheaper than us gonna be cheaper than us it's aconvenience so we're we are very focused i'm pricing the other thing that we'refocused on its proprietary brands you can shower room for a proprietarybrand with that

outstanding brands if you think up husky hampton bay glacier get glacier bay and the list goes on introduced a newprivate brand last year called hdx haven't purchased hdx product i would encourage you to try it out webrought into cleaning the quality is better than anything youcould find at a comparable price point and its we try it out we'll up this we brought it in last year we're on track to be seven hundredmillion dollars on our way to a billion

dollars in who can't showroom that's ok it's a combination of things that we'redoing to stay competitive thank carol cup spare thanks carol for that presentation thinkwe all understand both why home depot is doing so wellright now and i cant see you somehow gettingcomplacent just doesn't it doesn't it doesn't calculate for mewould like to give you the supplemental ok which is a sculptor by alpharetta eb

beautiful and semi-trailers got got yourname now it's got the right color orange onit's got your name on it tsou thank you thank you very much appreciateit thank you it on

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