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How To Prevent Oak Splintering in Cross Cuts

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/09/2012 10:00AM

How masking tape prevents red oak splintering during cuts and guides your project cleanly. And a finishing guy admits he hates sanding.


How To Get Dark Cabinet Colors? Use a Dye and Wipe Stain.

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 08/02/2012 4:19PM

How to apply a finishing option for increasing color intensity: use the dye and wipe stain. In this system, a dye is applied prior to the wipe stain.


How to Sell More U.S. Wood Products Focus of Conference

By Rich Christianson Posted: 07/16/2012 7:56AM

Promoting Locally Made U.S. Wood Products is a one-day leadership conference set for Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Wood Education and Resource Center in Princeton, WV.


Stylishly Curved Sapele Wood Bench

By Jared Patchin Posted: 07/04/2012 9:55AM

Custom woodworker Jared Patchin built a bench from sapele wood and bent lamination, on a request from an interior designer.




Virtual Tour Shows Retirees How to Remodel an Aging Home

By Josh Krol Posted: 06/28/2012 2:13PM

REMODELING magazine launched a 'Home for Life' virtual tour that shows the aging population how to remodel a home for retirement years.


Do You Know How to Make a Wipe Stain?

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/21/2012 9:25AM

Today I’m continuing our discussion of color applications; first by finishing a few pointers on wiping stains and then on how to develop your own stain recipe.


Finishing: How to Avoid Blotching

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 06/12/2012 10:29AM

Areas where the grain of the wood allows the stain to enter easiest are susceptible to blotched, uneven staining.


How to Take the Pain Out of Spring Cleaning

Posted: 05/08/2012 8:33PM

It's that time of year when many people feel compelled to clean their closets, houses or garages and get rid of the piles of "stuff" that accumulated over the winter months.


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