The most common thickness of rough lumber is 4/4 (four quarters of an inch) and is meant to be planed down to 3/4″ prior to use. What if you need lots of 1/2″ boards for a project? It sometimes doesn’t occur to us to buy much thicker lumber than we want to end up with and re-saw it down to a more suitable size. Continue reading
Of the four operations the Woodmaster is capable of, gang-ripping is my favorite. It’s easy to set up, you only have to do one quick pass. Unlike running molding….that has to be done SLOWLY. When you’re sawing wood, you can crank the speed right up. Continue reading
The barn door is up in the bathroom!!! I still need to put crown molding around the top of the cabinet, find a handle for the door, but at least it is up!!
About a year ago we bought a Woodmaster 725 off the classifieds. I’d never heard of Woodmaster, so I looked them up and one of the touted features on their website was the ability to make curved molding. Pretty much had to have it after that because my head was filled with visions of arches, ellipses, circles, etc. and making all the trim for my house, it was going to be awesome!! Continue reading
I think your house should reflect your personality. Once upon a time we bought a house that looked like this: Freshly painted dark colors, sand texture in the dining room….I have little kids, flat sand texture does not go with little kids. Continue reading
Wall stencils are really easy to use and add a layer of detail to ordinary flat, square walls. I did most of mine with latex paint mixed in acrylic medium (buy it at the craft store by the artist’s paint) and I also did a little vignette with Venetian Plaster. Keep Reading
Have you ever bought a house that was built in 1978 and all of the kitchen cabinets look like this? Pretty great huh? The good news is, they are solid plywood and you can do something about it. Like take down the cabinet about the peninsula immediately because this is a well built kitchen and you will have enough storage without it. Instant larger living space!! Keep Reading