Monthly Archives: June 2018

How to Make a Wood Frame for a Map Print

Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Clear Aerosol Lacquer
  • Minwax Polyshades Aerosol
  • Aerosol adhesive
  • Birch plywood backing
  • Pine molding

Appalachian trail map print ready for wood framing

My son Eric likes to hike, so when I spotted this map of the Appalachian Trail, I knew he would love to have it hanging in his apartment.

1. Seal plywood with
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How to Rebuild an Old Shoe Rack

Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane
  • Pine wood panels
  • Birch plywood sheet
  • Wood glue
  • Hammer
  • Nails

Collapsed particle board shoe rack in need of repairs

I know it wasn’t all that long ago when my sons gave me this shoe rack as a gift, since particleboard shoe racks don’t last very long. While they meant well, my sons just hadn’t
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Restore and Refinish an Old Dining Room Table

Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Wipe-On Poly
  • Absorbent cloth

Revive an Old Dining Room Table

When my youngest son, who is in medical school, let me know he needed a dining room table for his new apartment, I assumed that meant we were making a trip to IKEA. To my surprise, he asked about this oak Arts and Crafts table I
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