Blog Posts in 2013

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a New Bathroom Vanity

Between the shower, flooring, and lighting, there are plenty decisions you need to make when remodeling your bathroom. To create a beautiful and functional space, you’ll need to add bathroom ...
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Essential Maintenance Tips for Your Bathroom Vanity

When looking in the bathroom mirror, you’re most concerned with your own appearance, not that of your bathroom vanity. Still, to make sure your bathroom remains a comfortable and beautiful ...
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How to Tell If It's Time to Refinish Your Hardwood Floor

If you have a hardwood floor, you probably spend much more time walking on it than you do studying it for imperfections—and that’s the way it should be. Still, it’s important to ...
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Contemporary Trends for Bathroom Vanities

Like clothing styles, design trends come and go over the decades. If it’s been a while since your bathroom has seen any kind of change, you might consider giving it a few upgrades or a total ...
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Choosing Wood for Furniture

If you’re a budding woodworker, you might consider making wood furniture in the near future. However, even furniture made by a seasoned veteran won’t turn out very well if he doesn’t ...
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Answering Some Common Questions About Caring for Hardwood Floors

Few flooring options are as timeless and elegant as hardwood floors. Except for the bathroom, hardwood floors can be installed in every room of the house. If you’re interested in installing ...
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A Woodworker's Guide to Table Saw Accessories

A table saw is an important part of any woodworker’s workshop. Nothing can cut sheet goods quite as well as a table saw, and few saws are as easy to use. If you’re interested in buying a ...
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Manufacturer Profile: Festool Power Tools

If you’re a professional woodworker, you know all about the importance of high-quality power tools. Miter saws, dust extractors, jigsaws, and other power tools can help you tackle virtually any ...
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Exotic Hardwood Spotlight: Macassar Ebony

When most people think of wood, they imagine a plain, beige 2 X 4. However, any woodworker will tell you that there’s a lot more to wood. Macassar Ebony, for example, is an exotic hardwood that ...
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Using Watco Danish Oil for Your Interior Wood Staining Projects

Like any woodworker, you work hard on all your projects—too hard to let your masterpieces become faded or damaged over time. To protect your furniture, clocks, and other wood surfaces, ...
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Exotic Hardwood Spotlight: Cocobolo

Once budding woodworkers get the carpentry bug, they’re always on the lookout for new types of specialty wood to manipulate. If you’re looking for a new type of tropical hardwood with ...
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Workshop Storage Solutions for Solid Wood and Lumber

Haphazardly storing your lumber can cause it to become damaged by rain, mold, or hungry insects. To keep your lumber in good shape, consider employing a few ingenious storage techniques. In this ...
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Simple Projects for Novice Woodworkers

Woodworking is one of the most useful hobbies you can have. Knowing how to build something out of wood can save you a lot of money on furniture or carpentry services. Before you can tackle large ...
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How to Correctly and Safely Use a Table Saw

If you want to get serious about woodworking, you need to learn how to use a table saw. Since table saws are very sharp and spin very fast, they cause thousands of accidents every year. Fortunately, ...
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Essential Bathroom Remodeling Tips

Remodeling your bathroom will greatly enhance the comfort and value of your home. When you are planning a bathroom remodeling project, there are several important tips that you should keep in mind. ...
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Tips for Picking the Right Moulding for Your Interior Spaces

Moulding is used as an attractive wooden accent piece that is typically installed along the ceilings, walls, and floors of a room. With the right moulding, you can significantly enhance the appearance ...
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How to Set Up a Woodworking Shop In Your Home

One of the fantastic things about woodworking is that you can create quality pieces right in your own home. If you are considering taking up woodworking, it is important to set up a shop that contains ...
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Identifying and Removing Old Deck Boards

Installing a wood deck is a great way to increase your property value and encourage your family to spend more time outdoors. However, wood deteriorates over time, and you may need to remove and ...
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A Woodworker's Guide for Selecting the Right Wood for a Project

When you are planning your next woodworking project, selecting the right wood is one of the most important parts of ensuring that your project is a success. As you are considering what type of wood ...
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Looking Back at the History of Southern Lumber

Southern Lumber has been providing top quality lumber and wood products to the Santa Clara Valley for more than a century. In 1904, Southern Lumber began as one of the most successful logging ...
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San Jose's Ultimate Woodworking Store!

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Selecting the Right Titebond Woodworking Glue

When you are planning your next woodworking project, it is important to select the right glue. With a broad variety of glues to choose from, it is essential to know all of the types of wood glue that ...
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Choosing Vanity Cabinets for the Kitchen to Reflect Your Home Style

When selecting vanity cabinets for your home, you can choose either traditional or modern styles. To select the best vanity cabinets for your kitchen, look for cabinets that will fit in with your ...
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