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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Don't Toss the Leftovers From Your Last Woodshop Project

July 1, 2015

When working with wood in Kansas City, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll have some leftovers after you finish a project. Many people will simply toss these leftovers. However, this is a huge waste, especially when considering the fact that you can use your wood leftovers for other purposes. The following are a few ideas for how

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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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Budgeting Guidelines for 3 Home Improvement Projects

June 17, 2015

If you plan on doing a couple of home improvements, one of the first things you’ll want to do is figure out what your budget is. The following are three home improvement projects and some basic guidelines for budgeting for them: Adding trim – Trim may seem like a very small home improvement project, but it

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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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Achieve the Perfect Finish for Your Hard Work With Good Polyurethane Technique

May 29, 2015

Once you’ve completed a wood project, you’ll want to add a polyurethane finish to add both beauty and protection. Use the following tips to finish your wood: Make sure you are working in a dust-free setting. Apply the stain to your wood and then let it dry. If you aren’t using water-based polyurethane, you’ll want to reduce

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Add Some Extra Charm to Your Garden by Building an Adorable Gate

May 25, 2015

Are you thinking about sprucing up your garden’s design a little bit? Doing so can not only help make your garden more visually pleasing, it can help boost your home’s curb appeal! Even something as simple as building a charming gate can have a huge impact. You don’t necessarily need to have a fence wrapping around

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Rabbet Joints: An Important Joint to Learn

May 22, 2015

There are a number of woodworking skills that you’re going to need to know how to do, and learning how to make rabbet joints is one of those. The following are a few things to know about creating rabbet joints: A rabbet is basically just a groove or a dado on the edge of your wood

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