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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…


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…


DIY Wall Sign with Scrappy¬†Moulding This post contains an affiliate link… What that means is that if the link is clicked and a purchase is made, I will receive a small commission. Thank you for supporting Designs by Studio C! Read more…


DIY Rain Gutter Planter for a Quick Gift I have to admit that sometimes I am a procrastinator… I had no idea what to give my mom for Mother’s Day and since she likes gardening, I wanted it to be Read more…


How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair This post has been updated – the original post was published on April 29, 2013 and was a sponsored post. Most of the sponsored content has been removed. Hooray! The Read more…


Tips for Staining Wood with Colored Stain Have you tried a colored stain? I know, generally stains come in colors such as oak, mahogany, cherry, etc. but what I’m talking about are the stains with non-traditional colors such as Gulfstream Read more…


How to Make Biscuit Joints in Mitered Corners I really love using my biscuit joiner when building frames. I do not have holes to fill, and the frames look so much nicer!¬†For a project I will share in the future, Read more…


How to Use a Router to Cut a Rabbet in a Frame In a large majority of the plans I create, a rabbet is cut on the back side of the frame in order to insert material such as glass, Read more…

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