Create a Spot for Your Scraps to Keep Your Workshop Organized

March 26, 2015
woodworking projects

One of the most important ways to keep your woodwork shop as functional and efficient as possible is to keep it organized. While organizing your tools shouldn’t be too difficult, keeping all of that scrap lumber organized can present a little bit more of a challenge. The following is a way that you can store

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How Sawing Techniques Affect Wood Grain

November 21, 2014
woodworking tips

If you are just getting started out on doing a little bit of woodwork, then one thing you should keep in mind is that the way the wood is cut will affect the grain.  The following are a few sawing techniques and how they will affect your wood’s grain: Plain sawn – The most common

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Easily Stored Wood Workbench

June 20, 2014

Are you a contractor or a woodworker? If you are, then you most likely work with wood on a daily basis. This means that you need a workbench. Unfortunately, not everyone has the space necessary to keep a workbench out at all times. Thankfully, there’s another alternative: the collapsible workbench. The collapsible workbench is an

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Festool Helps You Find the Right Abrasive for Your Sander

April 30, 2014

Sanding is an integral part of most every home improvement project. However, when you’re working with an unfamiliar type of wood, doing a new job, or are just plain new to woodworking, knowing what type of abrasive to use can be difficult. Luckily Festool has a system designed to help you figure out exactly which

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Construction Spending Has Continued Upward

April 2, 2014

When the economy was down the nation was building fewer homes. Now that the economy has picked up again we’re seeing a continued upward trend in terms of the number of residential properties being built, and how much contractors and homeowners are spending to build homes. In 2014, this trend is expected to climb higher

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Building a Shed? Consider Adding These Features

February 19, 2014

Any homeowner will tell you that there are few structures more useful or versatile than a backyard shed. Still, many of these structures seem stuck in a time warp where that are all just a single damp and dark room where tools and materials are stored. Modern sheds have a different bent. They are intended

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Fun Woodworking Projects to Improve Your Home in the New Year

January 2, 2014

If you’re interested in making your home express more of your personal style, consider employing some fun woodworking ideas to refurnish parts of your space with items you made yourself. Basic carpentry can be quick to learn, and the more experience you get, the closer you are to becoming a master woodworker. With recent trends

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Lumber Prices Expected to Rise in the Next Two Years

December 18, 2013

In any industry, prices are directly tied to the cost of needed materials. Construction is no different and, if lumber prices are any indicator, getting your construction work done today could save you money over waiting. Three of the most popular types of wood for homebuilding, the softwoods spruce, pine, and fir, are looking to see

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Be Careful With the Wood Scraps You Put in Your Fireplace

December 16, 2013

It would just make sense that whenever you have wood left over from home improvement projects, you store it for burning in the fireplace when the weather turns cooler. But depending on the type and age of wood, that might not be the best idea. Never burn painted or treated wood as harmful toxins can be released, easily making your entire

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Tips for Building a Wood Dog House

December 13, 2013

Though plastic pre-made dog houses are easily found, there is something timelessly endearing about building your own dog house from scratch.  The time and work you put into the house will leave you with something to be truly proud of, and give you a unique shelter for your dog.  If you build the doghouse with

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