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$25 Swing; $10 for the 1"x 4" handi strips that I ripped for the slats and a couple of 2"x 4"s.  $15 for Thompsons water seal & chain
Twin beds with storage below. Frame is constructed of 3/4" #2 pine. Large drawer boxes are made of 1/2"paraply, dovetailed and faced with finished pine fronts. The whole thing is sealed with Minwax Polyshades (polyurethane) honey pine for durability and easy cleaning. Features easy gliding drawer rollers with lizard pulls and a removable safety railing.
Entertainment Center with expandable light bridge, has backlighting, tempered glass doors and pull out storage rack. Constructed of 3/4 oak ply with 3/4  red oak face trim , solid oak doors and 1/4 oak ply backing all purchased at Home Depot. Finish is a medium walnut Watco danish oil.

Lighted waterbed pedestal with drawers & headboard, his & her night stands with drawers, hutch and light bridge over headboard. Gun rack with ammo storage. All outer pieces are constructed of pine, drawers are birch ply, with dovetailed joints and handmade pulls. Headboard & hutch have black mirrored backs. Finish is a tough minwax polyshade stain/urethane. All materials purchased at Home Depot
Dresser/Changing Table with attached upright cabinet built for my son. Constructed of Para-Ply with white pine facing. Drawers have dovetailed sides and self closing rollers, cabinet has adjustable shelves. Finish is Minwax Poly Shades(walnut) stain and urethane mixture, very durable.
Glass front Spice Rack for Jeans Lennox collection. Constructed of white pine
Custom 5' privacy fence with lattice top. Each 8' section is made of 1/2 x 6 x 6' dog-eared  pressure treated pine slats, cut in half and sandwiched between dadoed 2x4's with dadoed 2x2 top rail capping a 1' x 8' section of lattice. All sections were cut and assembled on site by me over 3 weekends. Cost was $17 per 8' section, total cost for approx 170 ' with 1 gate and malibu uplighting to accent the landscape & fence was around $700

Play set for the boy's. The basic layout is from Swing-times "Cascade" model hardware kit that I picked up on closeout from Home Depot for $30. I altered the plans a bit  to get it to fit between the tree & shed and added additional "activity stations". Constructed entirely of pressure treated pine with dog-eared fence slats used for the roof (always be a good neighbor and use hurricane straps). My personal opinion on the whole pressure treated wood debate is that it's fine for most everything, just use common sense; I won't be turning any bowls and microwaving my foods in it. The most expensive item was the "space shuttle", at $99 it boosted the total price of the play set to around $275 but it's already paid for itself in smiles.

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