Exploring Exotic Woods

March 27, 2012

Exotic woods are becoming more popular for beautiful home accessories and accents. Woods like tanguile, afzelia, banana bark and lemonwood offer a fresh and exotic look and are being seen in more homes. Tanguile is a Philippine mahogany used often for boats and canoes. Tanguile has a mahogany-like hue, with the sapwood being a light-red

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How to clean wood

March 26, 2012

  Home owners who desire to keep wood floors and furniture in optimum condition throughout its life span do not just use any old cleaning and polishing product.  Many of us have our favorite cleaning product for wood.  For instance, some people swear by using white vinegar.  But if you are new to cleaning wood,

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Survey Shows Demand for Green Building Materials Increasing

March 22, 2012

Homeowners and trade professionals are asking for environmentally “green” materials, according to Woodworking Network. 69% of customers and 68% of building professionals told Krantz’s Green Survey that using green building products is important. This number is higher than five years ago and it looks like it will be even higher in the future. Over the

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Nailed it! The Right Nails for Your Shop

March 21, 2012

Have you ever been in the middle of a project, only to realize that you don’t have the right nail? So you hop in your truck and, the next thing you know, you’ve spent more in gas than the nails cost. We’ve all been there. But here’s a list of the top three nails to

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March Workshops, Classes & Clinics at Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild

March 16, 2012

Every month is another opportunity to fine tune your woodworking skills or acquire a new one at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild.  Here are few of this month’s great workshops, classes and clinics being held at the KCWG woodshop located at 3189 Mercier in Kansas City. March 17 (8am to 12pm) & March 18 (10am-2pm):

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Wood of the Month: Black Walnut

March 9, 2012

One of the most iconic wood species in the United States, black walnut is valued for offering a rich variety of colors and figures. Black walnut can provide butts, burls, fiddleback, crotch, leaf, stripe, curly and more with heartwood ranging from chocolate brown to purplish black. With a long history as a cabinet and gunstock

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