Finishing Your Wood Project with the Perfect Stain

October 20, 2016

In our previous blog post How To Stain Rough-Cut Lumber we detailed the first two steps in preparing your wood to take a stain.  Step 3 is to choose the proper stain for your application.  Schutte Lumber Company carries the Sikkens ProLuxe Wood Finishes to help you achieve your dream look. Log & Cedar sidings can can last

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12 Ways To Keep Yourself And Others Safe In A Woodworking Shop

August 11, 2016

This Post is courtesy of guest blogger Abe Knepp of www.itsamishmade.com Whether you’re in a woodshop for work, or to visit for some other reason, safety must always be a top priority. People lose body parts and even their own lives in woodshops every year. The following 12 tips will help reduce your risk to

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Protect & Maintain your wood deck with Penofin Products

April 14, 2016
deck building tips

You built that gorgeous wood deck; now how do you protect it and maintain it so it stays beautiful for years to come?  The secret is the wood preparation and staining process.  Screw down any loose boards or replace broken boards. Inspect your railings to make sure that nothing has come loose over the winter that

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Planning a Deck this Summer?

March 17, 2016

As the weather warms up are your thoughts turning towards outdoor activities?  Now is the time to consider adding or rebuilding a deck and having an outdoor entertainment area that can be enjoyed all summer.  Our friends at Houzz have created this great primer on what you need to think about before the first hole

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Great Ways to Collect Saw Dust in Your Workshop

July 29, 2015

When working in your workshop, you’ll want to make sure that you do something about all the sawdust. The last thing you want is for your workshop to be covered in sawdust. The following are a few ways to collect sawdust: Use an articulated hose – Attach an articulated hose to your shop vacuum in

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How to Choose the Right Finish for Your Outdoor Woodworking Projects

July 22, 2015

If you’re building a project for the outdoors, then one of the things you’ll need to worry about is protecting them from the elements. This is why choosing the right finish for your outdoor project is so important. The following are a few tips for choosing finishes for outdoor woodworking projects: The first step is

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Tips for Making a Dado Joint When You Don't Have the Right Tools

July 13, 2015

When it comes to joining wood together, one of the best joints you can use is the dado joint. However, in order to make a dado joint, you’ll need to make precision cuts. Typically, you’ll want to use a dado blade or a table saw. However, if you have neither, you can still cut dado

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Tips for Painting Your Custom Milled Moulding

July 8, 2015

Painting your walls is a task that isn’t too difficult. Even if you’ve never done it before, it’s something that anyone can really do with basic instruction. However, painting your custom milled moulding is different matter. The following are a few tips for painting custom milled moulding: Consider the sheen – A matte finish will

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Don't Toss the Leftovers From Your Last Woodshop Project

July 1, 2015

When working with wood in Kansas City, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll have some leftovers after you finish a project. Many people will simply toss these leftovers. However, this is a huge waste, especially when considering the fact that you can use your wood leftovers for other purposes. The following are a few ideas for how

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Budgeting Guidelines for 3 Home Improvement Projects

June 17, 2015

If you plan on doing a couple of home improvements, one of the first things you’ll want to do is figure out what your budget is. The following are three home improvement projects and some basic guidelines for budgeting for them: Adding trim – Trim may seem like a very small home improvement project, but it

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