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It's Only a Paper Floor, But You'd Believe It's Real -Wood Planks

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 23, 2014 - 7:05 AM

Fake wood laminate flooring - a trompe l'oeil using decoupage faux bois - reflects the level of skill that one crafty consumer has attained. Builder's paper, Minwax and upholstery tacks create the effect.

Reciprocal Frame Roof Chuck Ray Blog

Looking Back, Living in a Wooden Future

By Chuck Ray | Updated: April 19, 2014 - 1:38 PM

The lodge has an interesting architectural feature called a reciprocal frame roof created by overlapping three or more members supported initially by a center pole, which is then removed after the overlapped rafters are tied together at the top.

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Finish Carpentry and the Pursuit of Excellence

Updated: April 19, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Woodworking is all about challenging your skills, one project at a time. Our latest renovation surely did just that.


What's on the Mind of the Woodworker? Job Satisfaction

By Bill Esler | Updated: April 19, 2014 - 12:14 PM

Woodworkers are famously good at arithmetic, but not always so good at making a profit. Why do many woodworkers work so hard for less? Because they love their work, and find many other satisfactions in the job.

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How to Turn New Wood into Antique Beams

By Scott Wunder | Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:32 PM

If you are looking for a way to work out your frustration on reclaimed wood, then boy do I have a job for you!

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Historic Event at 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo

By Jeff Klein | Updated: April 16, 2014 - 9:36 AM

The 2014 Cabinets & Closets Conference leaves past ACSP president Jeff Klein, speechless...but in a good way as he received the closet association's Pioneer Award.

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