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Repair, wood glue -

Wood glue can be confusing to understand because there are so many options out there.  I'll break it down for you, so you know which bottle to grab for your next project. For woodworking, these are the wood glue options you have: PVA Glue (aka Yellow Glue or Carpenter's Glue) Hide Glue Fish Glue Epoxy Polyurethane Glue CA Glue Contact Cement PVA Glue For the majority of woodworking projects, PVA glue is the glue you want to use.  This works by soaking into the wood fibres and bonding them together in a way that is normally stronger than the wood...

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Repair -

It can be difficult and frustrating to understand how to build skills for furniture repair work.  After publishing more than 50 videos dedicated to furniture repair on our Fixing Furniture YouTube channel and responding to many viewer questions, I have developed a list of 15 skill levels for repairing furniture.

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of speaking at the Virtual Wood Show.  This is an online version of the Wood Shows that are traditionally held in Toronto, Hamilton, and Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.  In the past, I've enjoyed attending these shows in person.  In fact, I made a video of the last Toronto Wood Show to give viewers around the world a taste of what a Wood Show is like.  This year though, due to COVID restrictions, the show was virtual.  That meant a very different experience than attending in person but it also opened up some opportunities.  The key...

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Fireplace Mantel -

Learn about the fireplace we designed and built for our living room.  Plans are available if you would like to make one yourself or hire someone to build it for you.

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Window Sill -

In a renovation where we were replacing windows, we decided to step up the finish detail by adding window sills.   We built a new fireplace mantel so we wanted something that would complement that character.  We were replacing the existing windows so this was a good time to redo the window trim detail The first thing to do is to check that there's enough room in the wall framing to allow a larger board to be installed at the base of the window.   The wood on the inside of a window frame is called the window jamb.  This wood is usually...

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