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How to Use a Tapering Jig to Cut an Equal Angle on an Opposite Side Awhile back, I shared my method of using a tapering jig on a table saw. I’m not great with math (as a draftsman, go figure!) Read more…


How to Reverse Stencil a Chair Using Vinyl I bought one of the Silhouette Cameos last fall on a Black Friday deal. Little did I know at that time how obsessed I would become… I’m not talking a minor obsession, Read more…


Whenever I am building something from plans that call for more than one decorative notch or curve, I have a “thing” about them being exactly the same. It drives me crazy if they are not! Is it some form of Read more…


Getting the Job Done with Hyde Tools As a brand ambassador for Hyde Tools, I receive tools to use in my DIY projects and am asked to share the use of the tools on my blog and social media pages. Read more…


How To Cut a 2×4 In Half I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in Read more…


How to Sew Bolster Pillows I was actually going to use this fabric to cover an ottoman but my plans were changed by the tree falling on the house. I thought the fabric would make great bolster pillows for the Read more…


How to Etch Glass Using an Air Eraser I love etching glass. It it so fun to take something that is plain then turn it into something fabulous! I’ve tried etching cream and have had good results but sometimes, it Read more…


How to Make a Candle Holder Using a 2×4 I found the prettiest glass votive candle holders at the dollar store. I bought five of them and was instantly inspired to make a holder from a scrap piece of a Read more…


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…


Things You Can Do With 2x Lumber I really think 2x lumber is awesome… To me, it seems more economical to buy 2x lumber and rip it down to suit my needs especially ripping 2x4s into 2x2s (I can’t seem Read more…

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