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May 2015

Simple Trellis From Reclaimed Pallet Wood

By | May 5th, 2015|Categories: Garden, Patio|

I made this simple trellis from a combination of reclaimed pallet wood and scrap lumber in a few hours over a weekend. Difficulty Level (1-10) Approximate Time Needed [...]

March 2015

General Finishes Enduro-Var Water-Based Urethane Clear Topcoat Finish

By | March 18th, 2015|Categories: Reviews, Woodworking|

When making the farmhouse dining room table, one of the most important decisions was choosing the right clear topcoat for the finish. When choosing a clear coat, you must weigh [...]

Farmhouse Dining Room Table

By | March 12th, 2015|Categories: Dining Room, Furniture, Woodworking|

This is the story of how we created a farmhouse table for our dining room in the style of Restoration Hardware.  It's a table that goes for anywhere from $2,000 [...]

December 2014

How To Build a Kidney Bean Shaped Paver Patio

By | December 9th, 2014|Categories: Featured, Home Improvement, Patio|

One of the major drawbacks of living in a mass-produced tract home is they usually supply you with a super-small slab of concrete for your patio. That was the case [...]

March 2014

Cutting Paver Stones With a Diamond Bladed Concrete Saw

By | March 4th, 2014|Categories: Home Improvement, Patio, Stonework|

In the construction of my kidney bean shaped paver patio, I had to figure out how to give a bunch of rectangle paver stones a nice curved edge. I figured [...]