Know the Requirements of Your Woodcraft Project Before Picking the Wood

June 8, 2015
choosing the right wood

Choosing the right craft wood to work with is just as important as planning out your project before you get started. The wrong wood can result in costly errors, not to mention that the wrong wood may be a more expensive, higher quality wood that wasn’t necessary for the project you are doing. This is

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Tips for Finishing a Dense Tropical Hardwood Deck

June 3, 2015

Using dense wood is a great idea for building a hardwood deck, since it will help make it more durable and resistant to insects and rot outdoors. Unfortunately, denser wood does tend to make the deck difficult to finish properly. This is because dense wood often has a closed grain and is naturally oily. The following

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Achieve the Perfect Finish for Your Hard Work With Good Polyurethane Technique

May 29, 2015

Once you’ve completed a wood project, you’ll want to add a polyurethane finish to add both beauty and protection. Use the following tips to finish your wood: Make sure you are working in a dust-free setting. Apply the stain to your wood and then let it dry. If you aren’t using water-based polyurethane, you’ll want to reduce

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Add Some Extra Charm to Your Garden by Building an Adorable Gate

May 25, 2015

Are you thinking about sprucing up your garden’s design a little bit? Doing so can not only help make your garden more visually pleasing, it can help boost your home’s curb appeal! Even something as simple as building a charming gate can have a huge impact. You don’t necessarily need to have a fence wrapping around

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Rabbet Joints: An Important Joint to Learn

May 22, 2015

There are a number of woodworking skills that you’re going to need to know how to do, and learning how to make rabbet joints is one of those. The following are a few things to know about creating rabbet joints: A rabbet is basically just a groove or a dado on the edge of your wood

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How to Narrow Down Your Wood Choice When Planning a Project

May 20, 2015

There are a number of decisions that you’re going to have to make when you first begin a woodworking project, but one of the biggest factors of a successful project is the wood you pick to make it. The following are a few tips for choosing what type of wood you want to use: First

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Fascinating Way to Build Your Own Sawhorse

May 18, 2015

One of the great things about woodworking as a hobby is that there isn’t usually just one way to build something. You can find all kinds of different methods for building one project. For example, the following is a unique way to build a sawhorse. This particular sawhorse is built in a Japanese style. One

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This Handy Woodworking Tool Will Help You When Working Alone

April 29, 2015

Woodworking is a hobby many prefer to do on their own. It gives you the opportunity to just focus on the task at hand while giving you some much needed alone time as well. However, some projects are difficult to complete with only one set of hands. This is why we recommend picking up a pair

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Inspiration to Finally Build That Shed

April 28, 2015

Have you been thinking about building a shed in your backyard for a while now, but just haven’t gotten around to it for one reason or another? Take a look at some of the following shed ideas to help inspire you to finally begin building your shed: Cottage shed – Not all sheds have to

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Got a Project in Mind? How to Choose the Perfect Wood

April 27, 2015

Are you in the midst of planning out your next wood project? If so, then the first step, and one of the most important steps, is to choose the right wood. The following are a few tips for choosing the right wood for your project: Choosing the right wood can be a difficult process. If

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