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A Crown Molding Cutting How-to The time has finally come for Matt and I to install crown molding in the Rebel House – yay! After nearly a year, we are almost finished! I’ve always found crown molding a little intimidating… Read more…


An Easy Way to Cut Posts for a Deck Matt and I are in the process of building the railing for the deck at the Rebel house. I’ll tell you what – the materials for a deck are expensive! We Read more…


A Few Tips on Using a Pocket Hole Jig Most of my plans call for using pocket holes to join the pieces to each other. I find this type of joinery to be the easiest, quickest, and strongest method of Read more…


A Safe Way to Cut Narrow Trim on a Miter Saw Please make sure to use safe cutting practices when using a miter saw, and make sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! I wanted to cut narrow (1/2″ wide) trim for a Read more…


Painting Laminate Slab Doors In my home, the doors on the bathrooms and bedrooms are wood-toned and glossy laminate slabs. The only thing I don’t like about them is that the wood tone makes the hallway really dark. For years, Read more…


Use a Hacksaw to Cut Drawer Slides to a Length Needed for a Project! Lately I’ve been running into this problem… The plan calls for drawer slides and I have a few on hand but they are too long. Ok, Read more…


I know some of you are saying,”Laminate? On a countertop? Doesn’t that go on the floor? She must be crazy!” No, I’m not talking about laminate flooring, I’m talking about laminate for a countertop (the crazy part is still up Read more…


How to Use a Bandsaw – the Basics My dad gave me a band saw about a year ago… Until recently, I had no clue how to use it! I asked him to come over and give me a lesson Read more…


How to Cut Handles in Wood Using a Drill Press and a Paddle Bit Building a crate or box and need handles cut in the side but don’t know how? Well… I have created a step by step tutorial on Read more…


DIY Picnic Table Makeover I have had my picnic table for over 10 years and it was starting to show its age. Structurally, it was fine with no loose boards or rotting wood. It was the overall aesthetics of the Read more…

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