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You’re Never to Young to DIY!

You’re Never to Young to DIY!

It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to the joys of DIY! A good way to start might be with a project from foldschool.

Low-Odor Alternative for Wood Finishing Projects

Low-Odor Alternative for Wood Finishing Projects

Looking to cut down on fumes while working on wood-finishing projects around the house? If so, you may want to learn more about OSMO Transparent Wood Wax Finish. Available in a variety of colors, and made mostly from organic pigments, vegetable oils and natural waxes, OMSO is a semitransparent wood […]

Removing Dents from Unfinished Wood

Removing Dents from Unfinished Wood

Many do-it-yourselfers are drawn to unfinished furniture, both because it’s generally less expensive than finished furniture, and because the finishing process provides a creative outlet. Unfortunately, unfinished furniture is basically unprotected furniture, and as such, it is prone to denting. Fortunately, aggressive sanding and filling aren’t your only options for […]

Make Your Own Milk Paint

Make Your Own Milk Paint

Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000 years. Here in the United States, milk paint is most often associated with antique Colonial-era and Shaker furniture, but […]

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

The Reuse Everything eXperiment Reuses Everything… Including the Kitchen Sink!

Oregon-based author and designer Shannon Quimby recently realized her dream of building an entire house “without a dumpster” — a project she dubbed the “Reuse Everything eXperiment.” By partnering with several leaders in the green-building movement, Quimby completely deconstructed a crumbling wreck of home in Southeast Portland and reused everything […]

Choosing Paint Colors Just Got a Lot Easier for Homeowners with Photoshop Skills

Choosing Paint Colors Just Got a Lot Easier for Homeowners with Photoshop Skills

While color visualizer tools are now featured on most major paint manufacturers’ web sites, homeowners often struggle to envision how the color combinations they create for sample homes online will translate to reality when applied to their own homes.