Workbench woodworking projects: Wood and copper pipe bathroom towel holder

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I love woodworking projects that blend materials. This one combines wood and copper to create a bathroom towel holder. This is for a hand towel in the bathroom. To fit the space and look sufficiently sized, I cut each length of the square 6 1/2-inches. My woodworking projects—even when I’m … see more

DIY woodworking projects: Make a vase / candle holder from reclaimed lumber

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I call woodworking projects I make with regular carpentry tools ‘workbench woodworking’. I call working with 100-plus year old 3×10 lumber AWESOME! So what else would I make with honkin’ huge lumber? A flower vase, naturally. It’s diesel and the first cut is with a circular saw. This build is … see more

Pallet projects: I made this jewelry box for my daughter

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I love pallet projects. And I love my daughter, so I made this special box just for her.  My daughter is growing up. Quickly. And, newsflash: I’m not perfect, despite having a DIY website. I know, seems hard to believe (it’s hard to believe, right?). I’m divorced from my daughter’s … see more

Tips for finishing drywall: Use the drywall knife for more than compound.

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Lots of people make the same mistakes—me included—finishing drywall. Typically, we: – Use too much joint compound. Joint compound (sometimes called ‘spackle’ or ‘mud’ in the trades) is the paste applied to the wall and it’s easy to use too much of it. – Try to get it too perfect … see more

Door jamb – ed — Tools, tips, techniques for how to trim a door

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How hard can it be to add three pieces of wood to a door jamb? Um…Check this video to see how I trim a door (and window) opening on a remodeling project. Surprisingly, the apparently simple and the actually simple are often not the same thing. So in this video, … see more

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