Category Archive for: ‘General Woodworking’

How to Work With Old Wood

How to Work With Old Wood

When you own a home, having something unique is a great way to raise your sense of satisfaction. Unlike other materials, reclaimed wood has a beauty and history you can’t find anywhere else. It should be no surprise many new homeowners and remodelers are looking for ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into their projects. It’s an easy way to make …

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Tips for Building a Tiny House

Tips for Building a Tiny House

Tiny houses are becoming more popular — and for good reason. The cost of housing has skyrocketed in recent years, and having less space allows you to save money on energy and get back to the essentials. Downsizing your living quarters is no simple feat, though. A poorly executed tiny house can be a prison, but one that’s well done …

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How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

Wooden garage doors are beautiful when they’re well-maintained, but they’re also susceptible to the changing weather conditions that can wreak havoc on the smooth wood panels. When you notice water damage, rotting, bowing or other issues with your garage door panels, fear not. You can take steps to repair your garage door without ordering an expensive custom replacement door. Steps …

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Converting your Garage into a Workshop

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Converting your garage into a workshop can seem like a dream come true. It’s easy enough to work in your garage, but to truly turn it into a dedicated space for your woodworking requires a little bit of thought and effort. Take the following questions into consideration when embarking on a project to convert your garage space from the storage …

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How to Refinish Your Pool Deck

How to Refinish Your Pool Deck

Finishing your pool with a wood deck provides wonderful color and eliminates the risk of burning your feet on hot concrete, but wood does require more maintenance than the grey alternative. Paying a carpenter or handyman to refinish your home’s wood deck could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. To save money, why not do the job yourself? Follow our …

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How to Build Your Own Gun Rack

How to Build Your Own Gun Rack

A gun rack is a convenient addition to your man shack or trophy room that you can build yourself. By using wood instead of hard plastic or metal, you can affordably craft a simple rack that will store your long guns and won’t make marks or impressions on the guns’ wood finish. Making your rack a DIY project will allow …

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Getting Started in Woodworking

Getting Started in Woodworking

Woodworking can be an enjoyable and rewarding hobby. For some, though, the skill and equipment that some woodworkers have may seem daunting. Even the most masterful woodworkers were beginners at one point, however; don’t assume that just because there are highly-skilled people doing woodworking that skill is a prerequisite to learning how to work with wood. If you’re interested in …

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How to Properly Clean Wood

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You need to clean your wood before you work with it. Whether you’re embarking on a project that involves reclaimed wood or lumber that’s been stored in a warehouse, chances are it could stand a good cleaning before you shape it into a custom cabinet or heirloom jewelry box. Do you know how to properly clean your wood? Let Your …

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Guide to Starting a Woodworking Hobby

A Beginner’s Guide to Starting a Woodworking Hobby

Woodworking can be an incredibly fulfilling hobby. It allows you to work with your hands and create things on your own, instilling a sense of pride in your work that not all hobbies can match. Getting started with a woodworking hobby may seem a bit daunting at first, especially when you think about the cost of various pieces of woodworking …

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Sourcing Upcycled Wood for Projects

Sourcing Upcycled Wood for Projects

Upcycled wood is a unique challenge to woodworkers daring enough to choose it for a project. Not only does it provide your finished work with unique character, but the actual process of working with it is different than working with new wood. Sourcing upcycled wood for projects takes a little bit of legwork and research and a lot of discerning …

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