Category Archives: Wipe-On Poly

How To: Make a Felt-Lined Jewelry Box

Project Level: Beginner

Create a place to keep your jewelry safe and organized or build a thoughtful gift. This project is perfect for beginners to practice miter cuts, doing a biscuit journey, and applying a felt liner.


What Do You Need?

  • Usual arsenal of tools
  • Combination or try
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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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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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