Clear Wood Finish Cutting Board

The Best Clear Coat for Wood Projects

Choosing the best clear wood finish for your project can be a difficult choice. While some of the best clear coats are designed to not yellow the wood, others protect against water damage and still others are free of harmful VOC’s to be food safe.  And to make things more confusing, you’ll need to choose between interior and exterior finishes that offer features like: Wipe on applications Extreme hardness (epoxy) UV protection Water contact FDA approved for food safety Spray application …

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Best Cabinet Door Damper for Soft Closing Door

How To Add Cabinet Door Dampers For Soft Closing Doors

Cabinet door dampers are best way to have soft close doors without replacing the hinges. Did you know dampers are just as good as soft close hinges at closing a cabinet door? Or, that brand matters and there is (in my opinion) only ONE brand to use? Or that they install with one screw in just seconds? In this article learn what the best cabinet door dampers are and how to install them.

Hardwood Lumber in Minnesota Best Lumber Stores

Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Minnesota

During my thirty years of woodworking I’ve always found the search for high quality wood for sale near me a challenge. Sure there are woodworking retailers that have top quality wood – but they also have high markups. Which makes finding a quality, local hardwood lumber supplier a priority.  So, to help your search, in this guide we’ve hand-selected the top places to buy hardwood and reviewed them for key products and services such as kiln dried, live edge, urban recovered …

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Adjustable Desk Legs

The Best Adjustable Desk Legs With Electric and Telescoping Legs

With the rapid switch to working from home many desk-bound workers are converting their offices to be more functional. And with this update comes DIY desks. Making your own desk? You’ll want to use adjustable desk legs that either level to the floor OR adjust for sit or stand desks. In this guide learn the best adjusting leg options for your desk projects.

how to install cabinets

How To Install Cabinets

While professionals know how to install cabinets, most DIY’ers struggle with the steps and tools required for a high quality installation. And, as cabinet installation tools have advanced so have the techniques. In this guide learn: Modern tools like cabinet jacks and cabinet claws Steps to follow like installing upper cabinets first Tricks to laying out screw holes for studs While this is a DIY task, if you’re not up to cutting, leveling and screwing then it is always best …

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Installing Crown on Cabinets

How to Install Crown Molding On Cabinets

Installing crown on cabinets is a mix of precise measurement, commitment to cutting three or four times and measuring twice that and realizing a little bit of luck is required. Fortunately, anyone comfortable with a miter saw and brad nailer anyone can install crown molding.  In this guide learn how to overcome common obstacles like: Cutting compound angles for interior and exterior corners. Where to start cutting Jigs to make installation easier Tricks to hiding gaps and nail holes Measuring …

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Exotic Wood Scraps for Sale

Where to Buy Exotic Wood Scraps

Finding the best exotic wood scraps for sale can be a challenge. Perhaps you want just a specific species like Purpleheart? Or maybe you’re trying to find the best deal (and reviews) on a box of scraps to avoid surprises?  We’ll help answer these questions and more in this exotic wood scrap buying guide. As you know, exotic woods are expensive.  And while exotic simply means “imported” – hopefully sustainably – their price is higher with shipping. Which makes finding even …

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How to install cabinet filler strips

How to Install Cabinet Filler Strips

While professionals have the right tools and know-how, DIY cabinet installers may not know how to install a filler strip properly. But after installing countless kitchens there are a few tricks I’ve learned on how to install cabinet filler strips the right way.  Installing filler strips comes down to a few key steps: If needed, cutting the filler strip to the proper width Attaching the strip to the cabinet using clamps and then screws Temporarily placing the cabinet to check for …

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How to Install Cabinets to Wall

How are Kitchen Cabinets Attached to the Wall?

One of the first questions of many DIY cabinet installs is this: just how are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall? While the quick answer is with cabinets screws installed firmly into the house studs there are other options. If you’re not sure, the best option is always to hire a professional as this is a potentially dangerous job.  But if you choose this DIY job we’ll discuss: Determining wood studs vs. lathe Cabinet hangers as an alternative to screwing …

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Hardwood Lumber in Louisiana Best Lumber Stores

Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber In Louisiana

In this guide to hardwood lumber in Mississippi we’ve searched and have a hand selected list of stores that specialize in hardwoods. From domestic and exotic hardwoods to specialty live edge slabs you should find a hardwood retailer near you.