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Installing door trim might seem intimidating at first, but once you understand how it goes together, along with a few tips, you'll have the knowledge to tackle your project.  I'll explain how to install trim on the closet doors of our current bedroom remodelling project (see this project series in our Bedroom Remodel YouTube Playlist).  This trim adds a lot of character to the space as it's made from 5 different pieces of moulding. The first step to installing door trim is to cut the trim down to manageable pieces.  For a quick tip, you can use a phone to take photos...

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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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