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What is the Best Finish for Your Project?  

Film-forming or Penetrating Stains — What is the Best Finish for Your Project?  

There are countless finishes for wood projects, and it can be hard...
Sanding Cedar Deck Boards

Sanding Cedar Deck Boards: New Decks 

Sanding cedar deck boards is a fundamental step in deck preparation.  In...
How Does Texture Affect Finishing?

Smooth vs. Rough: How Does Texture Affect Finishing? 

Understanding how texture affects finishing is essential for achieving the desired aesthetic...
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Explaining Cedar Grades

Deciphering cedar grades can be confusing. First, cedar can be graded using...
DIY Cedar Projects

5 DIY Cedar Projects to Finish in a Weekend 

Western red cedar is the ultimate building material because it’s naturally resistant...
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Best Lumber for Building a Pergola

Pergolas are a great backyard addition, and we field a lot of...
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Pergola Hardware

To build a pergola, you need two things: lumber and hardware. While...
Deck Board Profiles

Deck Board Profiles Explained 

There’s more to choosing decking than just picking the material. You also...
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2023 Cedar Pricing and Availability

Cedar prices and availability have fluctuated over the last few years, but...
Reproducing Antique Handles

Recreating Broken or Missing Handles 

A frequent request in the CNC shop is whether we can replicate...

Interior Wood Panelling Options

Installing wood panelling is a popular way to upgrade a room and...
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4 Types of Sawn Wood 

When processing logs into planks and dimensional lumber, four main saw patterns...