Find the Perfect Hammer for Your Toolbox

March 6, 2015
woodworking tips

Hammers aren’t a one-size-fits-all kind of tool. They come in all shapes and sizes. Getting the right hammer depends on what your needs are. The following are a few tips for finding the perfect hammer for your toolbox: Hammers that have long handles and heavy handles that weigh upwards of 28 ounces are meant for framing

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Design the Coolest Fort Deck for Your Family

March 2, 2015

When envisioning the perfect outdoor space for your home, chances are good that it includes a deck design.  Decks are perhaps the greatest spot for easy outdoor entertainment, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot to most deck designs.  If you’re planning to build your own deck this spring, consider taking it to the

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Interested in Building Furniture? Make it Multipurpose by Adding Storage

February 20, 2015
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Building your own furniture can be a very rewarding experience. Not only can you save a bit of money, you’ll also add much more personality and character to your interior design with self-built furniture. If you do decide to build furniture yourself, consider making it multi-functional. The following are a few ideas for multi-functional furniture

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Use Wood Planks to Make Gorgeous Rustic Walls in Your Home

February 12, 2015

Are you trying to add a bit more character to your walls? If so, why not do something a little more unique, such as adding wood planks to your walls? Doing so will help to create a rustic atmosphere that’s warm and welcoming. The following are a few tips for putting up planks on your walls:

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Get the Perfect Varnish on Your Wood

February 6, 2015
woodworking tips

Once you are done building your wood project, there’s a good chance you’ll want to add a varnish in order to add that extra layer of protection and shine. The following are a few tips for getting the perfect varnish on your wood: The first thing you’ll need to do is prep your wood by

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Storage Tips to Keep Your Tools Safe and Organized

January 30, 2015
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One of the most important steps in making sure your workshop is safe and functional is the way in which you organize your workshop. The following are a few tips for storing your tools to make them easily accessible: French-fitting storage – There are a lot of advantages to using a French-fitting system. First of

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Getting Prepared to Organize Your Workshop

January 23, 2015
woodworking tips

Keeping your workshop organized is essential. An unorganized woodshop makes it less efficient to work since it’s often more difficult to find or access materials and tools – not to mention it’s often less safe. The following are a few things you should do to prepare to organize your workshop: Categorize by station – There’s

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Keep Your Lumber Safe in the Winter

January 19, 2015
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Making sure that you care for your lumber is very important, especially in the winter months. Extreme dry air is often followed by humid conditions that will ruin your wood if you don’t properly store it. The following are a few tips for storing your lumber in the winter: Lumber tends to absorb and release

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Handy Tip to Make Wall Framing Easier

January 2, 2015
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When building a wall, framing your wall properly is incredibly important. The last thing you want is a wall that wasn’t framed correctly. The following are a few tips to help make framing your wall a much easier task: First of all, the studs on your wall should be placed equidistant from one another. The

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White Pine is a Beautiful Material for Timber Frame Homes

December 19, 2014

Choosing a timer frame home design is a great way to give your home a certain warmth as well as an inviting quality, not to mention some architectural interest in the interior. If you are planning a timber frame home, then we recommend using eastern white pine. Beach Style Family Room via Houzz Eastern white pine

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