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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 varnishing floors and internally fitted woodwork to stripping and staining […]

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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 are key to painting success. Whether you’re transferring the main […]

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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 don’t respect a few basic principles. I have told you […]

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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, and how to apply different types of varnish. Introduction There […]

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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 see glued pieces that are hundreds of years old. Just […]

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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, sanding, you’ll discover a lot of tips to help you […]

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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 bet is to use paint, not stain. Introduction There are […]

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Transparent finishes for wood

There has been a tremendous growth of interest in transparent wood finishes that enhance timber rather than hide it under the paint. Also, with the restrictions placed upon the use of hardwoods, there has been a marked rise in the […]

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A Guide to Woodworking Tools

Woodworking, the simple yet amazing hobby that has captured the hearts of so many. It doesn’t take much to get started, just a few basic woodworking tools. Once you have the tools, you can get started making anything your imagination […]

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