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How to Thread Pipe for a Lamp It is no secret that I love to refurbish old light fixtures. Sometimes the parts I need for a lamp are not readily available in local home improvement stores and that means that I Read more…


Time for a Saw Blade Change! Every once in a while, it is time to change the blade in the miter saw(or any saw for that matter). Not only does it make nicer cuts with a new blade but it Read more…


How to Make a Wood Mustache Candleholder My teenage daughter is obsessed with mustaches… Actually, I’ve seen them everywhere – on t-shirts, duct tape, even shoe laces! I have to admit that they are quite quirky! I was experimenting with the Read more…


How to Drill Pocket Holes in Mitered Corners I’ve been asked a few times about how to drill pocket holes in mitered corners. It is really easy and can be done in two ways – with two pocket holes on Read more…


Using Cabot Premium Wood Finish on a Project Thanks so much to the Cabot Stain Team for the stain, frame, plus kits! If you are a regular reader of Designs by Studio C, you may remember a post I wrote about using a Read more…


Make Furniture Legs with Plywood? Yes! When I am working with what I call a “specialty plywood” such as Walnut, Maple, etc., buying 2×2 pieces of that particular species is never part of the budget. Don’t get me wrong, I 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…


Glue Resist Technique with White Glue Several years ago, I wrote a post about using wood glue as a resist for stain on wood projects. I really love this technique and get a lot of questions about it. One question Read more…


DIY Plans to Build a Lamp Base with Plywood I love making and refurbishing lamps.  I love walnut wood, too! I had a few scraps of PureBond walnut plywood left over from one of the projects I create for them Read more…


Am I the only one who thinks hangers for artwork (hooks, sawtooth hangers, etc.) are horribly expensive? Possibly… When I was a kid, I had this peg rack that my grandmother sent me with soda can tabs as the hanging Read more…

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