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Monthly Archives: May 2013

5 Tips for a Great Wood Finish

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Finishing a piece takes about one-third of the total time it takes to build a piece. That’s a lot of time. It’s easy to underestimate how long the finish process will take, and easy to rush a beautiful piece of furniture to its end simply because you can’t stand waiting for the oil to dry. […]

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Saving Baby Turtles

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Last summer my kids and I stumbled on a band of baby turtles crossing a bridge. They were about the size of quarters, flat as crepes, and covered from head to toe in gritty sand. They had obviously hatched on one side of the road, in the sandy shoulder along the bridge’s edge, and were […]

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The Story of Pat’s Fireplace Mantle

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The distance between Pat’s living room and Dan’s woodshop is over 600 miles, the tree used for her piece was 360 years old, and the wood dried for over 10 years. The result: a custom fireplace mantle for Pat’s home. Last weekend, Dan delivered the mantle to Kansas City, Missouri, where he met Pat and […]

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The Magic of Iron-Buffed Wood

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When it first goes on, the board turns charcoal, or a warm tea brown, or a greenish gray. Then, by the time you’ve made it to the top of the piece, the color has already started to change and deepen. The graining comes out in front, almost like 3-D, and you see colors such as […]

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