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  1. How to Build a Kitchen Island with Pre-built Panels and Butcher Block



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    A kitchen island can make a very nice upgrade to your home, adding both utility and value. If you have the room for it, an island like the one I’ve built here can even improve the efficiency of your cooking workflow, not to mention adding a cozy place for two people to sit and enjoy a meal.

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  2. How To Build A Log Cabin Birdhouse



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    Rarely do creatures speak to us of freedom and frailty as do birds. They brave bitter winter storms, exhausting annual migrations, natural predators and a host of other dangers throughout the year. Yet their enviable gifts of flight and beautiful appearance give us a lift whenever we see them. And while birds of a feather do flock together, most still prefer privacy while raising a family.

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  3. How to Weatherproof Outdoor Furniture


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    Even well finished projects will eventually change color and begin to show damage. In most cases, when it comes to outdoor woodworking projects, the part that comes in contact with the ground is end grain. While water sheds off the rest of the piece, those end grain surfaces often sit in it, acting like a wick. Porous wood, especially close to the ground, absorbs a great deal of water, which will eventually damage and rot even the best treated wood.

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  4. Video: How To Coil & Store Band Saw Blades

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    The best way to store a band saw blade is in a coil, the way it came from the factory. Learn how to fold your band saw blade into a coil.

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  5. Video: How To Hand Sand Woodworking Projects

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    Hand sanding is one of the best ways to smooth the surface of woodworking projects. Learn everything you need to know about how to finish your woodworking projects.

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  6. Video: How To Apply Wood Veneer

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    Learn how to attach wood veneer to a plywood substrate. Veneer is a thin piece of solid wood. Plywood is most commonly used as the substrate because it is dimensionally stable, meaning that it does not expand and contract much with changes in temperature or humidity. Veneer is attached to the substrate with wood glue.

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  7. Video: How To Remove Stripped Screws With A Screw Extractor

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    Removing screws that have a stripped head can be frustrating. There are lots of reasons a screw head can strip, but one of the easiest ways to remove a screw that has a stripped head is to use a screw extractor bit. An extractor bit features two ends. One end looks a little like a short twist drill bit, and it is called the burnisher. The burnisher cuts away some of the stripped original driver profile, leaving a clean surface. The other end is the extractor, which features sharpened threads that are cut in the opposite direction of ordinary screw threads. The extractor end bites into the screw head and turns it when the drill is run in the reverse direction.

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  8. Video: How To Use Paint As A Wood Stain

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    You can make your own custom stain color using latex paint. Turn your favorite paint color into a wood stain by thinning the paint with water.

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