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A wood staining workshop at Habitat for Humanity Restore is a fun afternoon

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We were lucky to spend a few hours with the superhero of staining, Bruce Johnson from Minwax at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Philadelphia. What’s better than DIYing? Sharing and learning new skills with friends. I’ve been watching Bruce Johnson’s skills for years, as he is the spokesperson and wood … see more

DIY woodworking project: How I made a burnt wood checkerboard

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Here’s the story of my woodworking afternoon to create a DIY checkerboard. I call my kind of woodworking ‘workbench woodworking’ because I am not set up for super high-end projects. However, I still love making things, so I try to keep them simple to match the tools I have and the materials … see more

Thor’s croquet set. Thunderous DIY and woodworking suprisingly satisfying

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If Thor had a croquet set, he’d have this one. Big. Bad. Burned. And ready to bring the thunder. Want one of your own—YES—here’s how I made it. I started with the mallets and the straightest, tightest grain Douglas fir 4×4 I could find at Home Depot. After cutting the … see more

Workbench woodworking projects: Build the best garden bench ever

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I love woodworking projects for the yard. This one (two) will get a ton of use from benches to tables to even DIY fitness and storing lumber. It’s rare on woodworking projects, remodeling, or home improvement that I cut all the pieces of a project at once, but this best-ever-garden-bench … see more

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