Methods to Help With Your Mortise and Tenon Joints

October 28, 2014
mortise joints

If you plan on making high quality woodwork of any kind – especially furniture – then you’ll want to master the mortise and tenon joint, which is one of strongest joints that you can make. This is because mortise and tenon joints fit one piece of wood into another, thereby making it stronger in itself,

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Don't Toss That Scrap Wood! It Can Help You Drill Better Holes

October 22, 2014
wood scraps

If you’ve ever worked with wood before, then odds are you’ve ended up with some scrap wood towards the end of your project. Most people will simply toss those scrap pieces of wood away. However, if you work with wood on a regular basis, or even on a semi-regular basis, then you should keep that

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Don't Toss Your Sawdust!

October 17, 2014
woodworking projects

When working with wood in Kansas City, one common mistake that you should avoid making is to gather up all of your sawdust once you’re done working and throw it away. Don’t throw away your sawdust – it can actually come in handy later! Sawdust can be used as a desiccant in your workshop. Spills

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Tips for Using Dowels in Joinery

October 14, 2014
woodworking projects

To strengthen boards that have been joined using glue you should use dowels. Dowels are a great way to strengthen glued joints by keeping things together through the use of small pegs. The following are a few steps for creating dowel joints: Align your boards – Clamp the boards together so that the sides that

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Tips for Building Your Own Sliding Wood Door

October 7, 2014

A sliding barn door can be a great alternative for the more common swinging door in your home. Not only does it help to save some space, it also helps create an instant focal point in whatever room you build it in. The following are a few tips for building a sliding barn door: Rustic

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Learn What Finish is Right for the Job

October 2, 2014
wood finish tips

Trying to choose the right finish is often a lot more difficult than it might seem. There are a lot of different finishes to consider, some of which are more appropriate for some jobs than others. The following is a rundown of the different types of finishes that you can use: True Oils – True

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