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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…


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…


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…

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