Build Your Own Cocktail Bar at Home

December 28, 2013

Would you like to have your own cocktail bar right in your home, but think you don’t have the room? A vertical cocktail hutch takes up very little floor and wall space and is surprisingly easy to make. The frame of the hutch is fairly simple to create and assemble, and you can install shelves for bottles

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Understanding Specific Gravity of Lumber

December 26, 2013

Specific gravity is a term used in woodworking and construction that describes the density of wood compared to water. The specific gravity of wood varies greatly between species and helps to determine which type of wood is ideal. You should consider a species’ gravity before selecting wood for your next project. Denser woods tend to swell

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Use Your Woodworking Skills to Make Holiday Decor for Your Yard

December 20, 2013

One of the most enjoyable holiday woodworking ideas is to decorate your yard with something you have built yourself. The decorations you build can often last for years. Once you have gotten past the debate about fun versus tacky decor, you can make something awesome. Decide on Your Design There are two primary ways to

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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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