Norman Lathrop Enterprises | Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Index To How To Do It Information
Lathrop Report On Newspaper Indexes
A profile of Norman Lathrop Enterprises
Last Updated
  Index Home  |   A-Z Subject Heading Guide    |   Keyword Search  |   Union List 

Detailed entries for one subject from the INDEX TO HOW TO DO IT INFORMATION.
Click on a see also (sa) or tracing (xx) to view detailed entries about a related subject.
The entries are in alphabetical order by magazine name and then in chronological sequence.
To obtain a copy of any magazine article contact your local public library or the publisher.


An explanation of wood movement in outdoor furniture and alternatives to traditional screws to fasten joints.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #68 Oct 1998 pg. 20

Plans are available to build this storage cabinet and snack bar for your patio.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 58

Plans available for building this patio chuck wagon.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 59

Plans are available to build a swing-out storage and serving shed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1972 (v.50#6) pg. 59

Ten pages of projects you can build using simple box construction. Includes photo of cookout cabinet that will house the grill, store utensils and provide counter space at cookouts. Plans are available for $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 89

Eight pages of photos show furniture for porch, patio and poolside that can be purchased, restored or made from scratch. Instructions for 13 projects from these pictures are located elsewhere in the magazine.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1973 (v.51#6) pg. 76

Photos show easy-to-build cabinet that stores grill and barbecue gear. Unit is built from 3/4" plywood. Plans can be ordered for $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Aug 1973 (v.51#8) pg. 52

Photo shows buffet 68" long, 20" wide and 32" high that is divided into four compartments. Made of 3/4" exterior plywood and weatherproofed with stain and sealer, this unit can be used outside. Est. cost: $78.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 30

Photos show tables, a potting cabinet and seating cubes for a patio built with 2x2 framework covered with lath strips and painted bright colors.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 51

Three barbecue and food preparation accessories you can build. (1) Mobile cart holds supplies and has a large work surface top. (2) Roll-around cart holds six trays of food and beverages. (3) Cooking center is built around a barbecue grill. Plans for all three must be ordered.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 106

Two pages of tips on caring for various kinds of outdoor furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 50

Things you can make for the outdoors from concrete flue liners. Includes a bench, a table base, garden canisters, and planter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 105

Caring for casual furniture. Includes instructions for maintaining aluminum, wrought iron, wood, and basket furniture.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1980 (v.58#4) pg. 58

Simple 18" boxes built from exterior plywood become outdoor furniture. Plain boxes serve as tables. Back braces turn them into chairs and a double-length unit makes a bench.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1981 (v.59#5) pg. 42, 182

Weather-proof barbecue center stores portable grill and supplies, plus providing counter space and fold-down shelves for serving and preparation. Built from fir exterior siding. Estimated cost: $96.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 34, 47

Outdoor living. Special section shows a variety of ideas for improving your deck, porch, patio, playyard, etc. Includes items to both build and buy.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1982 (v.60#6) pg. 103

Cedar lattice cover-up for a barbecue grill.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1986 (v.64#6) pg. 111, 175

Cleaning and maintenance tips to keep outdoor furniture looking like new.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1987 (v.65#4) pg. 113

Backyard storage cabinets for barbecue utensils are made from plywood and topped with ceramic tiles.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1982 (v.5#11) pg. 48

Outdoor furniture care and repair. Includes tips on maintaining wooden furniture, wicker furniture, wrought iron furniture, and metal tube furniture.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1985 (v.8#9) pg. 36

In the swing of things. How to recover lawn furniture such as an umbrella, chair or swing.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1992 (v.15#7) pg. 33

Tips on cleaning and repainting metal lawn furniture.
CREATIVE IDEAS FOR LIVING Mar-Apr 1990 (v.21#2) pg. 16

Patio "sectional" furniture is built from nominal pine or fir lumber. May be used as tables or chairs.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 92, 170

Patio divider with storage cupboards.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 30

Portable cooking cabinet with built-in hot plate, table tops, and storage.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 32

How to repair outdoor metal furniture.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #164 Jun 1975 (v.25#5) pg. 46

Building furniture with PVC plastic pipe fittings. Includes plan for lounge chair, side table, and roll-around serving cart. Very suitable for outdoor use.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #221 Sep 1981 (v.31#7) pg. 30

Outdoor furniture projects include an octagon table, built-in deck benches, and serving table. First place winners in outdoor project contest.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #279 May-Jun 1987 (v.37#5) pg. 36

Portable barbecue tray designed to hook over a deck railing. It has holes and slots to hold bottles and cooking tools.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #349 Jun 1994 (v.44#6) pg. 92

Outdoor serving trays are designed to sit on the top of a deck railing without tipping.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #396 Mar 1999 (v.49#3) pg. 120

Spring cleaning for garden furniture. Cleaning, repair and repainting of wood and metal furniture.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 48

The outdoor finish. How and when to paint or stain.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #27 Jun-Jul 1985 pg. 54

Formula for a clear finish to apply to outdoor redwood furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 25

Tip on a water-repellent exterior finish for wooden lawn furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #60 Sep-Oct 1986 pg. 16

Tip on finishes for outdoor furniture made of cypress.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 16

Wood against weather. How the right material and good design techniques will keep your outdoor wooden projects from falling apart.
FINE WOODWORKING #100 May-Jun 1993 pg. 88
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #102 Sep-Oct 1993 pg. 12
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 14

Weatherproofing outdoor furniture feet by casting an epoxy cap on the end of each wooden leg.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 16

Charcoal storage bin that can double as a grill-side table or a seat.
FLOWER & GARDEN May-Jun 1989 (v.33#3) pg. 60

Sit a spell. How to work with the landscape to get the best effect from seating placement. Includes garden plan and plant list for a seating area.
GARDEN GATE #30 Dec 1999 pg. 10

Instant outdoor furniture you can construct from logs, bricks, concrete block, etc.
HANDY ANDY May 1979 (v.3#8) pg. 4

Grill on the go. Wooden cart supports a small portable barbecue grill. It features a roomy storage shelf and a large fold-up leaf which can be used as a work surface, buffet or picnic table. The unit rolls around on two wheels.
HOME MECHANIX #709 May 1987 (v.83) pg. 64

Basic maintenance tips for outdoor furniture.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 47

Make your own durable, weatherproof and stylish PVC patio furniture.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1985 (v.10#5) pg. 36

Clever cover-ups. Ideas for camouflaging outdoor necessities such as garden hose, trash cans, utility meters, propane tanks and air-conditioning units.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1990 (v.15#5) pg. 44

How to repair and refinish outdoor furniture. Repairing aluminum-frame furniture is illustrated.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #1 Spring 1976 (v.1#1) pg. 63

Patio storage locker with a swing-down door that can double as a table.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1979 (v.4#4) pg. 52

Build a lot of fun into your outdoor living. Special 40 page section.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 50

Patio furniture you can build. Park benches, a picnic table and benches, end tables and a central umbrella stand.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #502 Mar 1970 (v.66) pg. 128

Carry-all barbecue cart has room for hibachi, charcoal, utensils and food.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #503 Apr 1970 (v.66) pg. 114

A place for the grill gear. Outdoor shelter, built of Texture 1-11 paneling holds charcoal and utensils for outdoor cooking. Top of storage unit holds potted plants to add decoration.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #602 Jul 1978 (v.74) pg. 96

A kitchen to build on a porch. Includes a sink and a barbecue, lots of cabinets and work surfaces.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #619 Dec 1979 (v.75) pg. 63

How to rejuvenate redwood patio furniture.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #674 Jun 1984 (v.80) pg. 20

Tips on making fabric slipcovers for lawn furniture.
NEEDLE & THREAD May-Jun 1985 (v.5#3) pg. 8

How to build a mold and cast your own decorative concrete blocks. Use the blocks to form outdoor seating, planter boxes, barbecue grill, etc.
NEW SHELTER May-Jun 1981 (v.2#5) pg. 41, 45

Summer kitchen. A patio "kitchen" island rolls on wheels, features a gas grill, sink, icebox, tile top, lightweight canvas awning, and storage drawers. The unit folds up for storage when not in use. Est. cost: $385.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1984 (v.5#6) pg. 78

Wrought iron furniture for patio is made from strap iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1971 (v.136#1) pg. 152

Patio appliance center has storage, a counter top with a maple cutting block, an ice cooler and an electric outlet for appliances.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1971 (v.136#2) pg. 124

Storage shelter for portable grill and outdoor cooking supplies is 40" deep, 77" long and 60" high. Pull-out shelf provides work surface. Est. cost: $200.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1973 (v.139#6) pg. 80

New life for old yard furniture. How to restore redwood furniture to mint condition by repairing decay, resurfacing, and refinishing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 74

Super buffet brings kitchen counter convenience to outdoor cooking. Simple cabinet with open shelves features a ceramic tile top and electrical outlet.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1989 (v.166#6) pg. 93

Roll-around kitchen unit for both indoor and patio use.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1963 (v.183#2) pg. 110

Outdoor spice rack and utensil holder. Holds several bottles or jars, as well as five utensils. Unit is suspended on the end of a stake which is driven into ground.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1967 (v.190#4) pg. 176

Pegboard rack for barbecue tools sits on a stand similar to an artist's easel where all tools can be easily seen.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1968 (v.192#6) pg. 212

Outdoor furniture built from "Ferro-Cement", a thin mortor slab over wire reinforcement. Step-by-step photos show a table being built. Other ideas given.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1968 (v.193#3) pg. 185

Two-wheel barbecue cart that has built-in grill, storage and maple chopping board. Grill has a cover (chimney) for storage or smoking meat and features an adjustable firepan.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1971 (v.199#2) pg. 82

One-legged table attaches to two brackets hooked over the lip of a barbecue grill. The leg folds and table removes for storage.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1971 (v.199#2) pg. 103

Build a cook-out pole. Galvanized pipe anchored in concrete footing has swing-out boards for food preparation, a charcoal pan, two grills and a storage basket.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1977 (v.211#3) pg. 123

Mobile barbecue counter can serve as a work table, bar or buffet. Unit is faced with Texture 1-11 exterior siding over a 2x4 frame. Interior compartments hold folding chairs, charcoal and utensils.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 86

Wooden deck accessories. (1) Knock-down table. (2) Barbecue carrier trays for carrying food, etc. from inside. (3) Cube-shape stools. (4) Planter which holds 3 flower pots. (5) Magazine rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 122

4-in-1 backyard center features a cold frame, potting table, barbecue area and storage shed. Constructed of exterior plywood. Plans must be ordered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1981 (v.218#6) pg. 98

Choosing materials for outdoor projects. Advice on woods, adhesives, mechanical fasteners and finishes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #96 May 1997 (v.17#2) pg. 28

Grill cart. A mobil work station to hold all of the grilling essentials. The top is covered with sheet copper. Built mostly of plywood. Overall dimensions: 32"x20"x36" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #103 Jul 1998 (v.18#3) pg. 50

Patio kitchens. Five styles are described, along with suggestions on location, safety, material selections and appliances.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1989 (v.4#5) pg. 64

Tip shows how to screw wooden leg pads on the bottom of outdoor furniture legs to prevent moisture damage.
SHOPNOTES #29 Sep 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

Indoor-outdoor furniture built from redwood 1x3s and 2x3s in a lightweight contemporary style. Instructions included for a bench seat, a knock-down table and a serving cart.
SUNSET Jan 1979 (v.162#1) pg. 63

Outdoor wash-up station is styled like an old-fasioned hand pump, but is supplied water from a garden hose.
SUNSET Sep 1981 (v.167#3) pg. 170

How to renew metal frames and replace webbing in your outdoor furniture.
SUNSET Jul 1984 (v.173#1) pg. 95

Tip: Wall-mounted hutch provides storage and preparation space for barbecuing.
SUNSET Jul 1987 (v.179#1) pg. 113

Wheel-around barbecue has a two-level top with space for a hibachi and a chopping block. There is a shelf underneath and towel bars/handles on each end. Built with a frame of 2x4s with slats on three sides.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 7 1979 (v.42#13) pg. 28

Seven basic questions and answers about outdoor wood furniture finishes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #5 Jun 1985 (v.2#3) pg. 64

Building exterior projects (furniture, decks, shelters, ...) that last. Part 1. Selecting the right building materials and fasteners.
WOOD MAGAZINE #115 Jun 1999 (v.16#4) pg. 66
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #122 Mar 2000 (v.17#2) pg. 8

Building exterior projects (furniture, decks, shelters, ...) that last. Part 2. Choosing the right glues, finishes and assembly to resist water.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 70

Tips on wood, wood finishes, glues, and nails to use when making outdoor furniture.
WOODSMITH #3 May 1979 pg. 11

Selecting and using stains and preservatives on outdoor furniture.
WOODSMITH #27 May-Jun 1983 pg. 14

Selecting the best woods, glues, and finishes for outdoor furniture. Some tips.
WOODSMITH #45 Jun 1986 pg. 13

Tip on installing wooden pads on the feet of outdoor furniture which will help block the absorption of water into the end grain of the legs.
WOODSMITH #99 Jun 1995 (v.17) pg. 5

Wood for all weathers. How to select suitable wood and finishes for outdoor furniture.
WOODWORKER #1084 Mar 1984 (v.88) pg. 146

Garden trolley. How to make a trolley table (patio cart) which rolls on two wheels and folds up (scissor like) for storage. The top is slatted with a raised outer edge.
WOODWORKER Jul 1991 (v.95#7) pg. 748

Unit lawn furniture. Basic unit can be altered to make an arm chair, corner chair, settee, and table. All units have slatted backs, seats, and/or tops. Reprinted from a 1936 magazine.
WOODWORKER Jul 1995 (v.99#7) pg. 86

Tips on maintaining outdoor furniture of plastic, aluminum, and wood.
WORKBASKET Aug 1988 (v.53#9) pg. 39

Tips on refinishing outdoor furniture.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1963 (v.19#3) pg. 46

How to refinish outdoor redwood furniture.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 82

Outdoor furniture has Mediterranean style. Built of thick (2") lumber. Includes trestle table, benches and chairs for the table, outdoor sofa, and ottoman.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1980 (v.36#4) pg. 82

Tip: Repair a broken piece of aluminum tubing on lawn furniture by inserting a wooden dowel.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1987 (v.43#4) pg. 24

Tips on eliminating iron tannate staining in outdoor furniture made of oak.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 18

How to care for outdoor furniture. Tips on finishing, preventing rot, and winter care.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 16

Tips on selecting a waterproof glue for outdoor wooden furniture.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1989 (v.45#3) pg. 19

Grill in style. Create an entire outdoor food preparation and serving area, including storage for your cooking-out accessories, using leftover materials from an outdoor project. This L-shaped counter includes a ceramic-tile top, boxed-in gas grill, etc.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1989 (v.45#4) pg. 32

Portable grill caddy. This covered grill cart opens into a handy counter and picnic table for three.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1994 (v.50#3) pg. 40