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October 2, 2020
The Differences Between Wood Finishes

There are many different kinds of finishes out there. Understanding their characteristics is essential for a professional result. Some are very easy to use, some can only be used with certain application technique. Others can take up to a month or longer to completely cure. This post is oriented around common finishes that I have […]

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October 2, 2020
Hanging Drywall Part 1: Intro and Planning

If there is anything more controversial in the construction industry hanging drywall I do not know what it is. On the whole, there is always someone doing it a little bit different. As a carpenter, I have to work with drywall about as often as I have to work with wood. This is because the […]

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October 2, 2020
Hanging Drywall Part 2: Measuring and Cutting

Measuring and cutting drywall can arguably be the hardest part on how to hang drywall. The goal for all joints and gaps is no larger than 1/8″. That requires some precise measuring and a lot of experience. Many manufacturers offer helpful tools on how to achieve those tricky cuts around outlet boxes, windows, and lights. Ultimately, these […]

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October 2, 2020
Hanging Drywall Part 3: Finishing

Finishing drywall is one of the most straightforward projects in the construction industry. The basic tools needed for this type of project is under $100 and the materials like mud and tape needed to finish a large area like a garage is under $100 as well. The largest reasons most do-it-yourselfer’s fail at mudding is […]

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October 2, 2020
Silicon Contaminated Furniture Fix – With Pictures

Contaminated furniture can be the worst. The tough part is you can’t really tell that the furniture was contaminated just by looking at it. Also, it can feel self-defeating when you spend all that time stripping, sanding, detailing, and staining only to have finish bubbles up as soon as it is applied. Well help is […]

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