Category Archives: Woodworking Tips

Aging Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool Solution

Aging Wood with Vinegar and Steel Wool Solution From – http://www.hollywoodhaunter.com/ How to make new wood look old, aged, and rustic with in minutes using the vinegar & steel wool mixture. How to weather wood, pickle wood or age wood with this easy homemade wood stain finishing. Here is a simple weathering technique, trick, and alternative to watered down paint or stain that can give you desired wood finishing results for your older looking wood projects. I f […]

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10 Tips and Tricks for Staining Wood

I got the chance to sit in on a Staining 101 session at the Haven Conference back in June, and I thought I would share some of the things I learned, plus some old tips & tricks I’ve learned along the way! Yeah, even though I’m often thinking about jazzing up my new furniture finds with a fresh coat of paint, lately I’ve been drawn to rich woods that just need a little love. Sometimes a little […]

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Make Pocket Holes Without a Kreg Jig

A Kreg Jig is a helpful tool to have around the house. But if you’re like me and don’t want to spend $100 on a piece of plastic with holes, try this method. Yes, you can make pocket holes without a Kreg Jig. All you need is a drill. Make Pocket Holes WITHOUT a Kreg Jig I used a 1/4 in. drill bit. You can buy a drill bit set with 10 pieces for around $5 at […]

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