Reconstructing a NW Chair Co. Rocker

The following content is syndicated content. December 15th, 2014 in blogs A reader stated interest in making a SketchUp model of a very comfortable family rocker. (The original rocker was made in the early 1900’s by the Northwest Chair Co in Tacoma, WA.) The reader assembled a SketchUp file, but ran into […] Read more

A New Green Pitch for Panels

The following content is syndicated content. A new soy-resin particleboard has been introduced by Uniboard. The composite panel producer debuted its NU Green SOYA eco-friendly particleboard during the International Woodworking Fair in Atlanta. NU Green SOYA uses a patented water-based soy resin formulated with soy flour and a proprietary cross-linking resin, providing a durable and […] Read more

Discount: DEWALT Bare-Tool DW059B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Wrench (Tool Only, No Battery)

DEWALT Bare-Tool DW059B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Wrench (Tool Only, No Battery) Delivering 0-1650 RPM and 0-2600 BPM, DeWalt’s DW059 cordless impact wrench lets you handle a wide range of heavy-duty fastening and loosening applications quickly and easily. The heavy-duty impact mechanism of the DeWalt DW059 directs 300 ft-lbs of maximum torque to the fastener […] Read more

Supply Trends: 2015 Wood Industry Almanac

The following content is syndicated content. click image to zoomArauco North AmericaTextured surfaces, which offer the look and feel of wood, continue to be incredibly popular with consumers. Panel manufacturers are steadily developing melamine and laminates that feature the deep grains found in real wood. This offers architectural millwork shops, designers, cabinetmakers and architects expanded […] Read more

Rustic Holiday Decor

My friend Peggy and I have similar tastes when it comes to a lot of things but the other evening while we were drinking wine and making crafts she showed me her Christmas decor Pinterest board and the things she wanted to make or get for her holiday… Read more

DIY Vintage Christmas Wreath

Create your own DIY Vintage Christmas Wreath. When Interflora got in touch introducing a selection of DIY Christmas tutorials, I wanted to share their Vintage inspired Wreath. They have taken inspiration from traditional Christmas decorations combined… Read more

How to Protect Your Home against Winter Pests

Winter pests are a challenge as insects, rodents and other vermin seek a safe haven from the cold weather at this time of year.  Your warm and cozy home offers just such a pleasant environment for pests. Mice and other rodents are the primary winter… Read more

Top 5 Money Saving Tips for Holidays on A Budget

From learning how to stretch a dollar relative to holiday gifting and entertaining to finding easy ways to cut back on expenses, here are 5 money saving tips to help you stay on budget this season. While we all want to give gifts that the people… Read more

Cork Crafts at the Winery

There is nothing better than crafting and wine right?  I think not.  We made some great Quirky Cork Crafts during our class at Little Swan Lake Winery in Estherville, Iowa last Saturday. My friend Peggy and I, together with Diane and Scott… Read more

Christmas Tablescape: Rustic Glamour

Red is such an easy go-to color for Christmas.  But red gets so much attention, not only on Christmas, but on Valentine’s Day, and the whole rest of the year.  So this year, I decided to create a holiday tablescape with no red at all. … Read more
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