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  1. How To Build a Garden Trellis
    • Difficulty 2

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 2-3 Hours

    How To Build a Garden Trellis

    Start getting your garden in the mood for spring with this trellis, perfect for flowers, vines, or climbing plants like honeysuckle or jasmine. 

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  2. How To Make A Flower Box
    • Difficulty 2

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 4 Hours

    How To Make A Flower Box

    If you love the look of raw wood, cedar is a wonderful option because it's naturally rot-resistant and has a beautiful, classic look to it. But regardless of what lumber you go with, this project will be stunning.

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  3. Northwest Flower and Garden Show Recap 2016
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    Northwest Flower and Garden Show Recap 2016

    This year was Dunn DIY's second year at Seattle's Northwest Flower and Garden Show. I had a great time and hope you did too! Here are a few photos from one of our five days at the show.

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  4. Cold Frame Tent
    • Difficulty 2

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 2-3 hours

    Cold Frame Tent

    Do you remember when we built a kid's tent a couple summers ago? Check out this post if you don't —it's a great rainy day project! We decided to take the concept of this tent and turn it into a cold frame, just in time for spring.

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  5. How to Build a Mini Garden Trellis
    • Difficulty 2

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 2-4 Hours

    How to Build a Mini Garden Trellis

    There are all sorts of plants that need a little extra support as they grow. Some plants get really tall. Others are itty-bitty, and they stay that way. In the past, we've done a large trellis that's perfect for tall, tangled, beautiful branches. Today we're putting together a mini trellis that's perfect for supporting spring starters like peas.

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  6. How To Build a Strawberry Planter
    • Difficulty 2

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 2-3 Hours

    How To Build a Strawberry Planter

    Has it stopped raining yet? Nope! So let’s make use of this indoor weather to prep for spring. Today we’re building a strawberry planter, just in time to start planting for spring.

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  7. How to Build a DIY Potato Planter
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    • Cost 1

    • Time: 2 Hours

    How to Build a DIY Potato Planter

    Did you know you could grow 100 pounds of potatoes in just four square feet? Learn how with our potato planter tutorial. 

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  8. How To Build a Garden Trellis
    • Difficulty 3

    • Cost 2

    • Time: 4-5 Hours

    How To Build a Garden Trellis

    This trellis is a classic design for growing a climbing vine that looks great against the side of your house or standing out in the garden.

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  9. Community Gardening
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    Community Gardening

    Every so often we're fortunate enough to partner with local initiatives. Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek grows produce for a local food kitchen. Seeing how we're in the lumber business, we saw it as an opportunity to help build the planter boxes!

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  • About Dunn DIY

    Home is what you make it. It's a feeling. It's a place where you can settle in and live out the truest expression of yourseft. Your home is your canvas, your signature. It's not a place to be ordinary. You're not. And neither are the spaces where we live. They are inspired. They are unique. They are reflections of our dreams, hopes, and aspirations. This is your chance to transform that imagined future into a reality - with wood stain, wall paint, and nails. Here you can do it yourself. Here you can be elegant, but gritty, independent, but empowered. It is a place where you can inspire and be inspired, a place where you can make it yours.

  • Authors

    • Kirsten Dunn
      Kirsten Dunn
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
    • Special contributers
      Special Contributors
  • About Dunn contractor

    Dunn Lumber has been providing the greater Seattle area with expert service and quality materials for over 100 years. Over time, we've made long-lasting relationships with contractors and craftsmen.

  • Authors

    • Daniel Westbrock
      Daniel Westbrock
    • Jim Coshow
      Jim Coshow
    • Mike Dunn
      Mike Dunn
    • Katherine Coshow
      Katherine Coshow
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
    • Special contributers
      Special Contributors