Use Screw or Nail the Wood?
Jul03

Use Screw or Nail the Wood?

If you face the dilemma of wondering whether to use a screw or to punch nails in your piece of wood, you need to stop and think. You’ll soon realize that both screws and nails are great in terms of wood fasteners, particularly when you size them appropriately and install them correctly. In the majority of cases, each can be used interchangeably to make a strong and durable connection. You can choose between them correctly after...

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10 DIY Wood Stains That are Homemade Easily
Feb08

10 DIY Wood Stains That are Homemade Easily

Staining is a popular way to enhance, reinvent or re-imagine your wood furniture and other wooden projects. It is used for a number of purposes such as to add color, to highlight a grain, or to darken the wood. Wood stains can help emphasize details or designs of wooden furniture. Staining can make furniture look completely new. Wood stains come in a variety of colors and types. When looking for a wood stain, you might be surprised to...

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How To Fill Wood Cracks?
Dec31

How To Fill Wood Cracks?

Cracks are among the most common problems with wood, whether wood slabs, sheets, boards, or planks. They are mostly unavoidable even with the best wood cutting tools and even with proper handles. You should know how to fill wood cracks if you want to give that lovely finish to your product. Wood cracks are unappealing and can also affect the final product’s integrity. Worry not as there are plenty of ways to save a damaged piece of...

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How to Make a Windsor Chair
Jan23

How to Make a Windsor Chair

We all know what a Windsor Chair is, but have you seen a well-crafted, quality Windsor Chair that speaks about its creator? Well, it is one thing to appreciate it, and another to create it. While I was looking for videos and articles on how to make a Windsor Chair, I received an email from Mike Dunbar. (Lucky for me!) He had made Windsor chairs for 45 years. Beginning in 1980 he taught Windsor chair-making around the United States and...

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DIY Project Idea: Crafting Your First Fireplace
Nov15

DIY Project Idea: Crafting Your First Fireplace

The feeling of sitting beside a fireplace on one of those chilly evenings is arguably better than spending the evening covered in heavy clothing. A fireplace is a charm that speaks for itself, having its decorative value and in most cases, giving an uplift to your house value. This is evident and proven in statistics where buyers, more than often want to acquire a home with a well-crafted fireplace. Before you embark on designing your...

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How To Cut Lexan Polycarbonate
Aug18

How To Cut Lexan Polycarbonate

Polycarbonate has many uses today for industrial and home applications. You will need to cut it to size for specific projects at work or at home. A variety of cutting tools can be used depending on the polycarbonate’s thickness, hardness and purpose. But first let’s take a look at what this material is made of and what it is used for to better understand it. Lexan is a brand name of polycarbonate. It is a very tough, high impact...

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