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PARKERSBURG, W. VA. (July 2012) — Before the holidays bring family celebrations and visiting friends to your home, give your home a new look and improve its comfort level. Check out the suggestions below, make your project list, and then pick up tools and accessories at Woodcraft.

“Put safety first,” cautions Scott Phillips, host of The American Woodshop. “Before you begin your first project, make sure you have eye, ear and breathing protection available and then follow the manufacturer’s directions for all the tools and products you use. Have a first-aid kit and a phone handy, and enlist help for the heavy-duty work.”

Entrance, Windows & Floors – Give your entrance an easy update with a new door or add color and new hardware to your existing one. Install new windows that are attractive, reduce heating and cooling costs, and are easy to maintain. And consider installing a hardwood floor in at least one of your rooms – possibly the entryway and/or the living/family room.

Kitchen & Dining Areas – Apply stain or color to your kitchen cabinets and replace hinges and pulls or knobs to brighten your “home café.” If your cabinets have seen better days, install new ones – either store-bought or ones you build. For a wood table and chairs, consider using a stain or topcoat to enhance the wood’s appearance or to match the color of your cabinets.

Shelving & Lighting – Adding shelving anywhere you have unused space will help control clutter (bedroom/bathroom closets) and provide display space for your favorite photos and collectibles (living room/ family room/kitchen). Enhance cabinets and furniture with new decorative LED lighting.

Living/Family Room – Arranging furniture into “areas” will allow for varied activities simultaneously, such as conversation and watching events on television or playing games. Use plants, a bookcase or a divider to separate areas. Paint walls, hang pictures or stain wood furniture to add color.

Handy Helpers from Woodcraft

•Rockwell’s 3RILL 12V Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill is perfect for the drilling and driving tasks required to install doors, windows, floors, cabinets, and shelving, as well as your building projects. The tool converts easily from drill to impact driver to screwdriver.

•The Milescraft Complete Door Mortise Kit makes it easy to replace interior and exterior doors without damaging the jamb or door frame.

•Freeman’s 3 in 1 Flooring Nailer is the go-to tool for installing hardwood flooring. Interchangeable baseplates allow you to install 1/2" to 3/4" nail-down flooring.

•General Finishes HP Polyurethane is the preferred choice for finishing floors. It is quick curing, UV resistant and urethane tough.

•The Little Hand provides a support, brace or clamp whenever you need an extra hand. Use it to mount wall cabinets above a counter or bench. It extends 16.5" to 22.8" and has 6" x 6" universal feet top and bottom for maximum support of cabinets.

•General Finishes Gel Stain, available in several colors from prairie wheat to Georgian cherry, combines gel and stain in one product that is easy to apply and can be used over new wood or existing finishes as a glaze or to change or update the look of kitchen cabinets.

•The Kreg Jig K4 Master System makes building a breeze. Using the jig, a saw and a drill, you can quickly make strong pocket-hole joints for all of your projects.

•General Finishes Milk Paint is popular for furniture and crafts and comes in a variety of colors such as federal blue, buttermilk yellow and sage green.

•The Lauréy Windsor line offers attractive knobs and pulls for cabinets and drawers.

•The Woodpeckers Combo Shelf Pin Template makes drilling holes for shelf pins easy. It combines both inch or metric spaced holes and works with self-centering drill bits, router guide bushings and plain drill bits (with optional drill guide).

•Hafele’s 12V LED Flexible Strip Light and 12V LED Puck Down Light Kits include the essentials to light almost any cabinet or piece of furniture.

Woodcraft Supply, LLC, is the industry leader in providing a wide variety of top quality products, educational opportunities and one-on-one guidance to woodworkers of all skill levels. For more information about Woodcraft, please contact the store nearest you, visit or call (800) 535-4482. To learn about Woodcraft franchise opportunities, call (800) 344-3348, visit or email