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  • 2016
    Week 33
    Cutting Crown Moulding

    If you have a sliding compound mitre saw then this little guide may be useful to you. No matter how many times I have cut crown moulding, I still have to think about it. I made up a quick guide with pictures and the corresponding information for cutting crown moulding. Click “here” to download my template. Continue reading

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  • 2016
    Week 28
    How To Repair Damaged Furniture

    This workshop will be hosted at our studio in Mill Bay, British Columbia. An online version of this course will be made available for purchase mid- August.
    The course will be packed full of information on how to fix as many damaged pieces of furniture I can think of. Not all pieces are fixable but at least some will shine again. Continue reading

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  • 2016
    Week 22
    Tutorial: Barnwood Cabinet

    Old lumber is my love. So much character and history associated with it. On this little cabinet, I added the white trim which prettied it right up. The antique jars were painted with chalk paint and the daisies were compliments of the back field. Learn how I created this cute barnwood cabinet in my step-by-step tutorial! Continue reading

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  • 2016
    Week 22
    Tutorial: Image Transfer

    There are several ways to transfer photos on to a surface. In this tutorial, I will show you how to transfer the image by way of an orange solution.

    In the United States, this natural cleaner may be known as Citrasol. Continue reading

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  • 2016
    Week 10
    Kindness of Strangers

    Nevaeh would not sit with my family and I as a friend joined our table that she did not recognize. She chose to sit at her own table. In case some of you don’t know my daughter, Nevaeh has Downs Syndrome and is extremely shy. This kind gentleman asked if his party of five could join her. I said sure give it a try. He said that if their joining Nevaeh caused her to leave the table that that they would move elsewhere. She was there first. Continue reading

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  • Cutting Your Lumber

    2016
    Week 08
    Cutting Your Lumber

    Tip #7. When you cut your lumber, you make sawdust. What you want to make sure is that the sawdust you made came off the right side of your mark. If you cut to short, you cannot glue it back. Continue reading

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  • Non Mortise Hinges

    2016
    Week 08
    Non Mortise Hinges

    Tip #10 These non mortising hinges were an absolute nightmare for me to install for years. I dreaded them but they looked nice. Now all these years later I finally figured out how to put them in without wanting to throw the cabinet door in to my wood stove. Continue reading

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  • 2016
    Week 08
    Drilliing Holes For Shelves

    Tip #3. Here is a great little tip when you want to drill out holes for your shelves. I like the looks of the little steel sleeves used in conjunction with the pins. Here is an easy jig to make that makes drilling out your holes so much easier. Continue reading

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