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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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Building a Wooden Outdoor Planter Box

Wrought Iron Planter Needs Wood Liner

Tools Needed:

  • Minwax Helmsman Teak Oil
  • 5 Pressure-treated boards
  • Drill
  • Nails
  • Glue
  • Clamps
  • Sandpaper

Last summer I built a garden shed behind our house for Leigh Ann. Scored me some major points, but also gave me more space in our garage for my woodworking workshop. Beneath these
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