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Cutting Aluminum with a Miter Saw (incl. Step-by-Step Instruction)

Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals that you can use and one of the most durable ones too. Though it may not be the strongest of all, it may get quite challenging to cut aluminum because handling aluminum can get very difficult. Cutting aluminum can get a very tedious job because too much …

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10 Practical Tips for Choosing the Right Type of Wood Finish

Whether you own wooden furniture or installations or whether you are a hobby woodworker – whenever it comes to wood around the house, you will have to finish or refinish it at some point. Floors, doors, window frames and exterior wood are exposed to the weather. Thus, they require a regular, often a yearly treatment. …

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Front doors are typical entry points for burglars

11 Practical Tips for Improving Front Door Security (with Photos)

Something that concerns us the most is the safety of our home when we are leaving. Especially when you are on a long-term vacation. To improve security, there are some applicable tips for you to strengthen your front door. This way, you will ensure that there are no surprises when you return to your home. …

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Types of Stain & Differences: Oil-based vs Water-based vs Gel Stain

Stain is a common colorant for wood that adds a hue to the surface while it retains the grain of the material. There are different types of stain available on the market. Among them, oil-based, water-based and gel stain are the most common ones. In general, a water-based stain is a good choice for interior …

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Stain Calculator: How Much Stain Do You Need?

Calculate How Much Stain You Will Need for Your Project! Stain is a color or colorless finish for woodwork, furniture, cabinets, moldings, hardwood floors and other wooden objects inside and outside the house. It can also be applied to metal and fiberglass surfaces (some stains, at least). While 1 coat of stain is usually sufficient, …

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How Long Does It Take Stain to Dry?

Stain is a popular finish for all types of woodworking, furniture, floors, doors, windows and other exterior and interior wood. If you consider using a stain, you are probably aware that there are different types of stains – e.g. oil- and water-based stains, stain gels, exterior and interior stains. These products come with different characteristics …

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Router Table vs Table Saw – What Are the Differences and Similarities?

When it comes to stationary woodworking tools, router tables and table saws are among the most common ones in DIY workshops and garages. If you are in the process of building up your workshop, you might be tempted to select only one of them, in particular, if you need to take space or budget constraints …

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What Is a Router Table? What Is It Used For?

If you are a (semi)professional woodworker or an advanced DIYer, you might have considered using a router table in your workshop. When you are already using a hand-held router, you will likely appreciate the better precision and improved convenience that sets router tables apart from hand-held tools. Read on to learn more about the characteristics …

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