What is the Right Screw for Your Project?

April 16, 2011

Knowing what screw to use for your specific project can cut cost, minimize the need for renovations and improve durability and longevity in your structure. Machine Screws are threaded along the entire shaft and can be used in conjunction with a nut. Machine Screws work best in pre-drilled holes since they do not create their

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How To Stain Rough-Cut Lumber

February 5, 2011

Give rough-cut lumber a new and finished look by applying a stain before you begin your project. Staining rough-cut lumber is different from staining traditional lumber, so be sure to use the right method. Here is what you will need for the staining project: * Large tarp * Large bucket * Paintbrush * Warm water

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Make a Bandsaw Box

September 3, 2010

A great beginner’s woodworking project is a bandsaw box. In just 20 easy steps you can make these fun storage containers. You can look up design templates online or sketch your own idea. Here are a few ideas we like: And check out the incredible 11-foot “Big Wheel” bandsaw, one of the largest built in

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Loft Bed Project for Back-To-School

August 6, 2010

Loft beds: Parents love them. College students swear by them. A loft bed is a great space-saving solution and a fine weekend project you can do yourself. To build a loft bed, you will need the following materials: (1) 4 foot x 8 foot or 5 foot x 10 foot piece of 3/4 inch plywood.

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How To Install a Wooden Fence

June 22, 2010

Ready to fence-in your backyard and want to do it yourself? Here’s a great guide that takes you all the way through planning and constructing a sturdy wooden fence. We like this modern-style fence made with ipe, a Brazilian hardwood, that we suggest for decks as well for its beauty and durability. (We only sell

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