Wood

  1. Video: How To Fix & Repair Dents In Wood

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    One of the best ways to fix dents in woodworking projects or furniture is to use heat and steam. Apply a few drops of water to the dent and then apply heat using a scrap of cloth and an iron.

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  2. What Is A Dado Joint

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    The dado joint is one of the strongest woodworking joints you can make. A dado joint is made from a three-sided channel cut across the grain of one work piece. A second, mating work piece fits into the slot. Dado joints are often used to build cabinets and bookshelves. Dado joints are easy to make using a table saw or router.

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  3. Video: Prepping Wood For Water Based Finishes

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    Water-based finishes can raise the grain fibers, leaving a rough surface. Before applying water-based finishes, it's a good idea to wet the surface with water to intentionally raise the grain. Then sand the surface with 400 grit sandpaper to smooth the surface. Now you can apply the finish and it will not raise the grain.

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  4. Refacing Your Cabinets with Veneer



    In this article, we'll take you through the process of refacing your cabinets with pressure sensitive wood veneer and precut end panels. Along with providing step by step instructions, we'll point out the tools and materials you'll need to complete the project, all of which are available at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware.

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  5. Selecting Wood for Raised Panel Doors






    What’s the best way to invite success in frame and panel door construction? Below, a Woodworker’s Journal weekly newsletter reader gets some valuable advice on selecting and preparing wood for an ambitious raised panel door project.

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  6. Introduction to Wood Veneering

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    If you've been wanting to tackle a wood veneering project, but haven't been sure how to get started, you've come to the right place. We put together this article where we'll give you a glimpse of the history of wood veneering, describe a few of veneering's most outstanding benefits, and describe the most common types of veneer and methods for applying veneer to a substrate.

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  7. Joining Lumber End to End

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    Help, my lumber is too short for the project I'm working on? What options do I have for end to end joining? Here are three expert opinions on end to end joining, courtesy of our friends at the Woodworker's Journal.

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  8. How To Keep Bark On Your Wood Projects

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    I am starting a few craft projects using whole chunks of tree limbs, limb crotches, and natural divides. I want to keep the bark on the pieces. I’m going to cut pieces to length, and then need to use some kind of sealer on the pieces before I start carving or sanding, and I want to retain as much of the bark as possible for the look I am trying to get.

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