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wood

  • Colorful Wood Stains

    Buh, bye basic browns! Why stain that old adirondack chair in a basic wood when you can choose from colors like avocado and purple velvet? Olympic exterior stains has added to…

  • Repairing Wood Shingles

    I live in Maine where the coast is littered with beautiful wood shingled homes. I’m a New England gal so I can’t help but dream of the day that I’ll get…

  • Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

    In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2×4’s or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause…

  • An iPhone App You Wood Want

    iPhone apps for the remodeling and diy enthusiast are plentiful. There’s an app to pick a paint color and an app to level a shelf but we recently got a handy…

  • Has Your Deck Become a Nightmare?

    Would you go with your same decking materials again? Synthetic or wood or something else? There is a great debate going on over at FineHomeBuilding where builders are letting their opinions…

  • Joining Wood Planks has Never Been Easier

    There are a number of different ways to attach wood plans together. Some techniques are easier but less effective while other ways are more time consuming but create a more solid…

  • What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

    A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these…

  • Outdoor Deck Materials

    It’s the middle of winter and you’re either freezing (if you’re in the Northeast or Midwest) or sweltering (here in Southern California). Either way it’s not to early to start considering…

  • 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…

  • Refinishing an Outdoor Deck

    If your deck has seen better days and is starting to fade, get fuzzy, or even splinter then you should consider refinishing your deck which consists of chemical stripping, power washing,…

  • How to Make the Right Door Decision

    Need a new door for the entryway? Or maybe one to replace an existing bedroom or closet door? If you aren’t schooled in the differences between interior and exterior doors, you…

  • Kitchen Countertop Decisions

    Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that…

  • Carve a Wooden Spoon

    The above examples are extreme but the Spoonlady can show you how to carve your own wooden spoons, safely and quickly. Using utensils that you’ve hand-crafted can be as rewarding as…