Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Winning Nightstand

At the recent SNAP! bloggers conference in Salt Lake City, Minwax® asked me to stain and finish this nightstand in our booth so that we could give it away to one of the lucky attendees.

Working on a narrow table in a crowded booth was a bit of a challenge, but everyone seemed to
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Keep Your Workstation Clean with These Simple Tips

Here are some tips on how to maintain a tidy work station using inexpensive items you may already have around the house.


When finishing any project with legs, first place a discarded pie pan or cookie sheet under each one. Not only will it catch any drips or runs,
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Revisiting an Old Project

Back in 1974, when treadle sewing machine bases were popular, a friend and I made a cherry chopping block to go atop a base I found at a yard sale for a few dollars. Fast forward more than 40 years and I still have it, but it had really taken a beating — literally. So, last week
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