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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…


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…


How to Use a Biscuit Joiner to Make a Door Frame A biscuit joiner is one of the easiest tools to use… Though it looks a tad intimidating, it really isn’t! I recently used a biscuit joiner to construct the Read more…


DIY Ottoman or Footstool Using an Old Wooden Spool When I saw this wooden spool by the trash (that formerly held wire sold by the foot), I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it… The DIY ottoman or Read more…


DIY Wood Arrow Candleholder It is time for the Power Tool Challenge again, this time the theme is “Secret Santa”! The idea is that the project will be created then mailed to one of the other bloggers in the group as Read more…

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