7 common woodworking mistakes

7 Common Woodworking Mistakes

When it comes to DIY woodworking, the entire process is a journey where you’re constantly learning. You’re going to make common mistakes along the way. Sometimes, you’re going to make huge mistakes. The important thing is that you learn from those mistakes as you grow your carpentry skills. Today, we’re going to cover some of

best wood for cutting board

What’s the Best Wood for Cutting Boards?

No kitchen is complete without a beautiful butcher block cutting board. Both functional and attractive, these cutting boards are at home in any kitchen, regardless of style. Here is an example of a premium Black Walnut board. Best of all, making your own is a fun and easy project to tackle when you have a

how to build a barn door

How to Build a Barn Door

Adding a rustic barn door is a great addition to any home. These doors are a great conversation piece, and the touch of Americana they provide adds warmth to any room. Chances are, you took a look at barn door kits, or reclaimed barn doors and recoiled in horror at their huge price tags. Thankfully,

how to build a birdhouse

How to Build a Birdhouse

Whether you’re looking for a great project to complete with the kids, or you’re just trying to give your feathered friends a place to hang out, building a birdhouse is a great addition to your yard. Today, we’re going to cover the basic ins and outs to show you how to build a birdhouse. Supplies

live edge wood slabs

Everything You Need to Know About Live Edge Wood Slabs

If you’re looking to create a rustic appearance when crafting your next project, one of the things you should consider using is live edge wood. Live edge wood has grown significantly in popularity over the past couple of years, as many people find themselves impressed with its natural appearance. If you’re curious about what live

reclaimed barn wood

Everything You Need to Know About Reclaimed Barn Wood

If you’re looking to complete a project with a rustic design, one of the materials you’ll most want to consider is reclaimed barn wood. This reclaimed wood is an excellent way to add character to a room. Below, we’ll provide you with a breakdown of everything you need to know about reclaimed barn wood so

how to whitewash wood

How to Whitewash Wood

Whitewashing is a great way to bring the natural beauty of wood into your home in a new and exciting way. Whitewashing can brighten up tired spaces, and lend a more expansive look to even the smallest of rooms. Best of all, learning how to whitewash wood is an effortless and straightforward project you should

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Where to Buy Reclaimed Wood

No matter if you’re looking to complete an entire remodel of your home or you want to create a rustic DIY project, reclaimed wood could go a long way. However, as reclaimed wood has grown in popularity, it’s become more and more challenging to find places that sell the product. Below, you’ll find an extensive

how to make a cutting board

Step By Step: How to Make a Cutting Board

Cutting boards are an excellent tool for your kitchen. They can protect your countertops when you are working with knives. However, shopping for cutting boards could quickly become expensive. But if you would rather pick up a high quality but reasonably priced board check out Artisan Born’s amazing walnut cutting boards available on their Etsy

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How to Cut Railroad Ties

Railroad ties are one of the strongest, sturdiest, and longest lasting building materials you could work with. But, all of that strength and durability comes at a cost. If you’ve ever worked with them in the past, you already know how difficult they can be to work with. While using railroad ties for projects around

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How Long to Let Stain Dry Before Polyurethane

Are you wondering how long to let stain dry before polyurethane can be applied? It’s a question you’ll need to know the answer to because the quality of your finished project depends on it. If you apply poly before the stain is adequately dry, you’re going to end up with stain mixing into your poly,

how to age wood

How to Age Wood

Over time, wood develops a gorgeous patina that looks beautiful for use in all sorts of projects. But, unless you have a cache of lumber aging in your backyard, it can be difficult to find properly weathered wood for the job. Fortunately, you can fake it with surprisingly authentic results. Today, we’ll teach you how to