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Easy & Inexpensive DIY Wall Mount Jewelry Display


Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Water Based Wood Stain
  • Minwax Water Based Polycrylic Aerosol
  • Drill
  • Drawer pulls
  • Clean cloth (to wipe away excess stain)

Unfinished Wood Molding with Minwax Water Based Wood Stain

1. Sand and stain short section of unfinished wood molding.

Home improvement stores have a large selection of unfinished wood molding,
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How to Refurbish a Wood Bed Frame

Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Wood Cabinet Cleaner
  • Minwax Wood Finish Stain Marker
  • Minwax Clear Aerosol Lacquer
  • Synthetic pad
  • Hand towels

Antique family bed frame before refurb project

Many, many years ago my grandmother, Violet Hickok, gave me this antique hard maple bed for my first apartment. At that time she and I refinished it,
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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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