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Tip: Mulch in the Spring!

Spring is the perfect time to declutter your landscaping and make your place look neat and clean. Mulch is a very inexpensive way to bring the landscaping to life. It also makes mowing the...

DIY Rustic Night Stand

Preview on a DIY night stand thanks once again to Kreg Jig! We got the hardware from Lowes and painted it a Kona Brown with a red oak undertone.  We used poplar wood, making...

Bathroom Sign Ideas

The bathroom can be the toughest room in the house to decorate.  Aside from paint, a great way to spice up the bathroom is with some custom handmade signs, which are actually pretty easy...

FAQ: How Long Does Wood Stain Take to Dry?

FAQ: How Long Does Wood Stain Take to Dry?

Long story short:  it varies.  Depending on how much stain you put on, it can be anywhere between 2 and 24 hours.  We stained our counter height kitchen table before putting a coat of...

TIP: Wear a Mask When Sanding

TIP: Wear a Mask When Sanding

It’s a simple tip, but when you sand – wear a mask!  You can get a mask that will deflect debris and sawdust from getting into your lungs from Lowe’s or Home Depot for...

TIP: Get a Kreg Jig to Build Furniture

TIP: Get a Kreg Jig to Build Furniture

Building furniture?  You need a Kreg Jig.  It is seriously a wood working game changer.  With a Kreg Jig, you can easily build joints in minutes – without messy glue (if you want to...