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Finishing Tips & Project Help from Your Friendly Lumber Supplier

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width=”853″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> Wood finishing is a mystery to many woodworkers. But I think this video above will help communicate the essentials to the craft of applying a nice, smooth, clear protective finish on a piece of furniture. Basically: apply light coats, let each coat dry thoroughly between coats, scuff before applying a fresh coat, and
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width=”853″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”> I recently built my own standing height desk, and this video will show you a little more about it. Like many furniture projects I started out looking for one to buy. As you probably know, buying furniture is an uninspiring event in which you discover: nice furniture costs money sometimes more money
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For five months, nearly 100 woodworkers have been working on custom hand-made wood stools to submit to our woodworking contest. It came due on November 8, and in the end 38 pulled through. On Friday November 14, we held reception and awards ceremony at Practical Art in downtown Phoenix. The folks who came got to see
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It’s time for a woodworking contest, folks. In the past, we’ve hosted woodworking competitions in which you made decorative boxes. Usually we assembled a package of materials that you had to use and then we established a maximum size all for sake of “creative tension” — and then set you free to make amazing boxes.
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If there’s a reminder about craftsmanship in woodworking to be found in Roger Weinreber’s project, it’s this:  attentive execution in a classic furniture design goes a long way. Roger entered his mission-style piece in the Excellence in Woodworking contest that was hosted by the Arizona Association of Fine Woodworkers earlier this month. His cabinet didn’t
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When I decided it was finally time to get a small-ish cabinet for organizing my archives of our print promotional materials, I drew a quick stick-figure thing of some cubbies and asked Thad – an employee at our Tempe store – to build it for me. A week later, he called and said it was
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When you stroll through the AWFS (Association of  Wooworking and Furnishings Suppliers) exhibit hall in Las Vegas, you’ll find impressive lumber-cutting machines.   Huge things that rival your house.  They can mill 8,000 little furniture parts in under 60 seconds, for over-exaggerated example. I’ve seen robotic arms use immense suction to lift 3/4″ thick 4×8 sheets
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