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Termite Protection for Wood-Framed Construction

Termites occur in virtually every state of the United States except Alaska. The presence or abundance of termites is determined by their environmental requirements such as temperature, humidity, soil moisture, […]

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Staining Blotch-Prone Woods and End grain

Evening out the finished color of wood can be difficult because some species have random, ugly dark blotches from uneven stain absorption. End grain will also soak up way too […]

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HOW TO: Renovating Wood

Warmth, color, and subtle or dramatic grain patterns are amongst the stunning effects this natural material can bring into your home. Renovating wood can take many forms, from stripping and […]

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HOW TO: Transferring Patterns to Wood

We consulted professional decorative painter Jackie Shaw for pattern-transferring advice, whose methods you’ll find easy to master. Use them, and your painted pieces will win compliments as never before. Patterns […]

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HOW TO: Sand Wooden Furniture

Sanding a wooden piece of furniture, an essential step in a renovation. Sanding is a simple job, but it quickly becomes tedious if you don’t have the right tools and […]

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A Beginners Guide to Woodworking Components and Tools

This guide will present you all the woodworking tools & components needed in your woodworker arsenal […]

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HOW TO: Use varnishes, wood stains, and dyes

This ‘How to’ describes how to achieve the best possible finish for your wooden surfaces. It shows how to prepare surfaces, how to color them using wood dyes and stains, […]

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Wood Glue: Understanding different types of glue

If there’s one material, besides wood, that’s central to furniture making, it’s wood glue. Since ancient times, the glue has been used to assemble furniture and it’s not difficult to […]

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Woodworking Tips & Tricks

In this article, we present some tips for your woodworking projects. Have some questions about layout and measuring? Need some tips on woodworking glue, assembly, and fastening? Joints, finishes, cutting, […]

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Introduction to wood stains

Wood stains should be used to enhance the natural color of wood, rather than to try and hide or obliterate it. If the latter is your goal then the best […]

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