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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Understand Rift in White Oak

December 11, 2014
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White oak is a popular option in woodworking due to its strength and appearance. It is a light to dark brown wood that often has hints of yellow or pink, along with straight grains and a coarse texture. It’s available in several different cuts, two of the more popular being rift and false rift. A

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Make Your Own Sawhorses to Equip Your Workshop

December 5, 2014
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If you’re trying to set up a comprehensive wood workshop, then one of the things that you’ll want is a sawhorse. Fortunately, you can put your own wood working skills to use by building your own sawhorse. The following are a few tips for building a sawhorse: Building a stackable sawhorse isn’t difficult. Not only

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Use Wood Scraps to Make a Hanging Table for Your Home

September 24, 2014
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The amazing thing about wood is that you can use it to make almost anything yourself – you can even use wood scraps to make all kinds of unique features for your interior design. For example, why not use wood scraps to make a beautiful hanging table? Making a small hanging table isn’t difficult at

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A Field Guide to Woodworking Joints

August 22, 2013

No two woodworkers will agree on the best joint to use in every situation. Still, knowing the basics of each type of joint will serve the average woodworking hobbyist well. Here is a quick rundown on the various types of joints used in woodworking: Butt Joint – The most basic joint. Two pieces of wood

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DIY Furniture: Wood Projects For Your Home

November 29, 2012

What are you doing this weekend? Well, with a weekend’s worth of time and a handful of supplies, you can build yourself some good looking furniture. Not only is it inexpensive to build your own furniture, it’s also fun. And you can build the perfect piece for your home and family’s needs. Real wood furniture

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Tips for Choosing the Best Wood for Your Project

October 19, 2012

Maybe it’s a simple deck project or something more intricate like a piece of custom furniture. No matter what the project, always begin with the best pieces of wood. Here’s what to consider:  Defects in wood aren’t always bad. Just make sure they are from nature and not caused by abuse, insects, or chemicals. Many

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Wood of the Month: Bloodwood

May 3, 2012

With heartwood that varies from a pale orange-red to a deep red, bloodwood trees are native to Brazil, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru and Panama among other regions. It is the most commonly used exotic wood in the United States, according to Woodworking Network. Popular for its rich tones and gold luster, bloodwood is often used as an accent

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KCH&G 2012 Home of Year Gold Award Winners

February 29, 2012

As the housing market starts the healing process and the building industry is getting back on its feet, it’s important that the residential design industry continues to evolve and advance in order to be able to meet new needs and changing tastes of homeowners. Because of its sustainability, versatility and aesthetic benefits, lumber remains a

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Dovetails: Machine-cut vs. Hand-cut

February 27, 2012

Created through a pin-and-tail interlocking system, dovetails are commonly known as the most beautiful joints in woodworking. Historically, dovetails were purely functional. But now, dovetails are used in modern woodworking projects primarily for aesthetic purposes. The ‘half-blind’ dovetail shown below is a popular decorative joint for drawers, but there are also ‘full-blind’ (or secret) dovetails and

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