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Carpentry vs. Woodworking – What’s The Difference?

By |2022-01-18T21:23:35+00:00January 18th, 2022|

Woodworking should be just what it sounds like; people use wood to create, right? Yes, but you may be surprised to learn that many sub-categories are part of wood-oriented crafting, all of which utilize different skillsets and focuses. And it's [...]


Can you Apply Water-Based Polyurethane over Oil-based Stain?

By |2021-12-16T21:32:29+00:00December 23rd, 2021|

While water and oil do not mix, you can use water-based polyurethane over oil-based stain. The reason why is the oil-based stain will be completely dry before applying the polyurethane. Find out the answer to all of your questions about [...]


7 Terrific Wood Chippers / Shredders Available Now!

By |2021-12-19T21:45:58+00:00December 17th, 2021|

Dealing with brush and fallen branches around your property can be a hassle. If a tree falls that is large enough the bigger branches and trunk can be turned into firewood, but that still leaves you with the small branches. [...]


Can You Use Polyurethane Over Paint?

By |2021-12-16T21:02:29+00:00December 16th, 2021|

Polyurethane can help to seal wood and other items for a long-lasting finish. Many ask whether you can use polyurethane over paint as it’s usually used over wood. As a type of plastic, polyurethane can make many items more durable [...]


What is the Best Wood for Outdoor Decks?

By |2021-12-07T16:45:11+00:00December 7th, 2021|

The options for deck wood are endless, but some are better than others. With the right choice, your deck can last longer and improve the atmosphere of your backyard. Both softwoods and hardwoods offer different pros and cons that will [...]


Can You Paint Pressure Treated Deck Boards?

By |2021-12-20T20:00:01+00:00December 1st, 2021|

Pressure-treated wood can be both painted and stained with fantastic results. However, there are a few complications and considerations when it comes to painting your pressure-treated deck boards. Overall, painting the wood can help the wood last longer outdoors and [...]


How Long Does Deck Stain Need to Dry Before it Rains?

By |2021-11-05T23:06:37+00:00November 5th, 2021|

The weather does not always cooperate with your plans, and when staining your deck, you need the weather to behave. When dry and cured, deck stain can help protect the wood from the harmful effects of the sun and moisture. [...]


How to Replace An Outdoor Faucet or Spigot?

By |2021-11-02T23:32:33+00:00November 2nd, 2021|

While people rarely think about it, outdoor faucets occasionally break and need to be replaced. A leaky outdoor faucet will cost you money with every single drip and can waste thousands of gallons of water a year! Save yourself money [...]


Best Laser Levels for Deck Building

By |2021-10-10T23:50:21+00:00October 10th, 2021|

Any Craftsman worth their salt has worked with a level before. These classic tools allow you to check to make sure that your work surface is as level as possible, helping you prevent an unwanted slope to your new deck. [...]


The Top 7 Semi-Transparent Deck Stains Reviewed

By |2021-09-15T16:06:26+00:00June 8th, 2021|

Semi-transparent deck stain lasts for an average of two to three years without peeling, and it's easy to clean. Also, reapplication does not require major work like with solid stains. The best feature, though, is semi-transparent stain allows the grain [...]

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