Protecting Your Valuable Deck From Rotting – Save Ya’ Deck!

(There’s Something Rotten In the State of Montana…) In many places I suppose, but definitely, under the wide blue banner of Montana’s big sky, a very important feature of the average home is the deck, or balcony, or patio of some kind, on which Adirondack chairs, grills, and coolers may be enjoyed to their full

What To Do When “It Won’t Work”

Have you ever looked at furniture, and thought, boy I wish I had ‘that kind of house?’ Last week, I was at a yard sale, picking through some of the odds and ends our generation seems to have an endless amount of which to rid themselves, and I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a couple

Cracked Finish? Here’s an easy fix: Reamalgamation for Dummies

Sometimes, with the heat lightning-esque spider webs of lines they create, it can add a pleasing “aged” effect to furniture, making things look a little more vintage.  Often, though, I think people just tell themselves this so that they feel a little better about watching their furniture show visible signs of growing closer to an

Going For Cover – How To Upholster Your Wood Furniture

This week, I’d like to walk you through a step-by-step series of instructions, on how to upholster wood furniture.  Some people (myself included) don’t like parking themselves on hard surfaces for 100% of their meals.  Upholstering is also a good option to consider if you have an ottoman that would be much nicer with a

By | 2017-07-23T09:46:09+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: All Things Wood, Wood Furniture|0 Comments

Sanding: The Ins and Outs of Everyone’s Least Favorite Task

I should preface this week’s blog entry by backtracking a bit; sanding is not my least favorite task.  I find it to be rewarding, and even relaxing.  Maybe I just have too much patience.  We’ll see. The thing about sanding is that it’s all about perspective.  A guy can come to you with a rough-cut

By | 2017-06-25T14:35:06+00:00 June 25th, 2017|Categories: All Things Wood, Wood Furniture|0 Comments

Unconventional Table Saw Use: A Powerful Weapon In The War On Wobble

As most people with shops have found out, there is a big difference between a power tool and a powerful tool.  Some tools are better.  Even powerful power tools are not all-powerful, though, and they have their limits.  This is why, in a frustrated series of back and forth and back and forths between our

A Fun Project For The Aspiring Weekend Woodworker

I won’t lie to you, if you want to master something, even something as simple as the making of a single butterfly joint, it’s going to take a lot of time, and a lot of patience.  Mastery is achieved through a lifetime of dedication.   The fortunate flip-side is that not everything needs to be

Helpful Tips For Avoiding New Furniture “Coulda, Woulda & Shoulda’s”

It’s no fun at all, looking at your fresh remodel or custom wood furniture installment, and finding yourself hitting your own forehead with coulds, woulds, and shoulds. “I should have waited until I saw the carpet before choosing the drawers…” Ouch. “I could have asked around for a second opinion, before putting in a floor that’s

By | 2017-06-16T17:48:19+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: All Things Wood, Finding Furniture, Wood Furniture|0 Comments

2017 Takes Three Unexpected Trendy Wood Turns: The Furniture Of The Future

  Supperclub Chic Returns (In Good Taste) Don’t expect to walk on walls anytime soon—altered gravity in the home doesn’t become available to the public for a few more years yet—but the floor may be taking a vertical trip soon, as we see more and more trendy magazines featuring wood paneled interior siding. A blast

Screw It… Or Don’t, The Joys Of Wood Joinery!

There’s no nail like no nails at all. In your high school woodshop class, it’s likely you constructed a bench, or coffee table, or shelf of some kind as the culmination of your semester’s experience.  If you think back, you’ll almost certainly recall using a hole saw drill bit to pull plugs out of some