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In this article, I’ll guide you through the easiest way to paint shiplap without a sprayer, ensuring a smooth, professional finish. Painting shiplap can transform any room, adding character and a fresh look to your space. While a paint sprayer might seem like the quickest method, not everyone has access to one, or perhaps you’re […]

Stepping outside of your comfort zone can be scary, but it’s also a great way to grow! In this case, I decided to make a trip to a local lumber yard for the first time. I was nervous that I wouldn’t know what to ask for, what to look for, or that I would look […]

In this article, we discuss a beginner’s tutorial of how to use a palm router. Out of all the tools I use for building and designing my projects, I just love my palm router! I wouldn’t consider it a must have for beginners but when someone is looking to up there DIY game, it’s the […]

A in-depth guide of 5 essential woodworking saws that can be great to have in your workshop! When diving into the world of woodworking it can be confusing as to which saw is used for what. Do you need them all? Probably not. That’s why I’ve made this comprehensive guide to share what each saw […]

Looking to transform your IKEA furniture through the magic of paint? In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of achieving a professional finish that not only adds a personalized touch but also withstands the demands of everyday life. When it comes to painting IKEA furniture, I’m well acquainted! I appreciate the […]

There are so many different types of trim work! You have door trim, window trim, baseboards, crown molding and cabinet trim. In this guide, we will walk you through the fundamental principles of trim work! We will be covering everything from measuring and cutting techniques to the meticulous preparation and installation processes. **This post contains […]

In this article, I will demonstrate a fast and simple method for concealing plywood edges with edge banding! I often receive numerous inquiries from people seeking help on the application of edge banding to plywood. This is a process that I have used in many of my projects. I’m excited to share my insights on […]

In this article I am going to share my favorite go-to stain combination for red oak and spill the secrets on how to achieve that perfect finish by minimizing the overpowering red tones. One of my most asked questions is, how do you stain your red oak? Since moving across the country and into a […]

Tools are the heart and soul of any do-it-yourself enthusiast’s toolkit. Whether you’re a seasoned woodworker or just getting started with home improvement projects, the right tools can make all the difference. Join me as I share my most loved DIY tools that have become my trusted companions. In this post, I’ll introduce you to […]

Embarking on a DIY journey can be an incredibly rewarding experience, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a complete novice. But where do you begin? In this beginner’s guide, we’ll introduce you to the top 5 essential tools that will kickstart your DIY adventure with confidence! I remember the initial overwhelm I felt when I […]

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