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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Build Your Own Shutters for a Customized Home

July 17, 2015

If you’re building a lot of the elements of your home on your own, then one of the things that you can build for your home are its shutters. Shutters are a great way to add another level of protection to your home as well as help improve its energy efficiency and curb appeal at

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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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Add Extra Workspace to Your Wood Shop With This DIY Project

June 26, 2015

Does it seem like your workshop is growing smaller because you are using up more and more of its space? If so, you’re probably wondering if there’s any way you can add extra work space without having to expand your wood shop.  We recommend achieving this by building a fold-down workbench, which will make your

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Make it Easier to Keep Your Landscape in Order by Building a Space to Store Your Tools

June 12, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your landscape in order is by making sure that you keep your tools organized and maintained. Leaving your gardening tools all over your landscape is a good way to ensure that they get dirty, lost or rusted over time. Which is why you should build a space to

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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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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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Good News for Contractors: More People are Seeking Renovations in Their Homes

April 30, 2015

The number of homeowners looking to renovate their homes is expected to increase exponentially this year. According to a contractor study that included 5,000 architects, remodelers, interior designers and more that took place in the beginning of this year, a large majority reported increased revenue and a positive rate of growth last year. Around 40

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