Restore traditional single-pane windows
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Restore traditional single-pane windows

While the traditional single-glazed sash is becoming rare, there are still a lot of wood windows out there worth repairing....


Restoration Workshop: Wood bleach
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Restoration Workshop: Wood bleach

There are times when stripping a piece of furniture reveals hidden and not-so-marvelous details about construction, the work...


Restoration Workshop: Darkening wood
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Restoration Workshop: Darkening wood

Fuming with ammonia is a technique used primarily by furniture builders. The process of changing the colour of wood by exposing it...


Repairing damaged veneers
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Repairing damaged veneers

I remember an incident between my two older brothers during which a skate was thrown (don't ask). Fortunately enough, the intended...


Milk paint finish
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Milk paint finish

There is nothing in this world that quite makes my day like learning a trade secret or technique that allows me to make my own...


How to fix 10 common woodworking mistakes
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How to fix 10 common woodworking mistakes

Whether it's router burn or a oozing glue, fix the woodworking mistakes you wish you'd never made


Four proven techniques for working with timbers
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Four proven techniques for working with timbers

Clothesline poles, mailbox supports, bird-feeder stands and garden trellises are all some of the big and beefy outdoor projects...


Essential tenon tips
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Essential tenon tips

One of the best things about being a home workshopper is you can afford to indulge in woodworking luxuries that aren't feasible in...


Edge gluing basics
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Edge gluing basics

The first time I glued pieces of wood together along their edges was while building the top for a butler's tray tabletop. It was...


Checking wood moisture
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Checking wood moisture

Working with improperly dried wood is like falling into a pit. By the time your plight is obvious, it's too late-assembled parts...

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