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Check out this 3-Part video series from host of A Craftsman's Legacy, Eric Gorges and Craig Arnold from our Kansas City Woodcraft Store. The two take you through steps that will lead you to the perfect finish.

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Teri Masaschi’s life goal was not to become a finishing expert. At age 14, she was focused on earning money to enroll in a private school that combined academics and the arts – including woodworking. Read more in Sharon’s Woodworking Adventures blog to see what sparked Teri’s interest in furniture restoration and woodworking. 

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Incorporating resins and epoxies into woodworking is becoming more and more prominent. But how do you know which type to use for your project? How do you mix it? How do you make a mold? Woodcraft is here with all the answers you need to create your own one-of-a-kind turning blanks, river tables and more!

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The American Woodshop co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips have dreamed for years of creating the ultimate building on a budget. Last year, they got their chance. With the help of some friends, a good ol’-fashioned barn raising took place near the couple’s Piqua, Ohio, home, and Suzy’s “She-Barn” became a reality. Part of the barn build was featured on Season 27 of the couple’s educational woodworking television show, which airs nationwide on public television.

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With a little bit of time and patience with a slab of your wood choice, using a few finishing products and adding wood legs or leg hardware, can culminate into a beautiful piece of furniture that is sure to be the room's highlight and topic of conversation with family and guests in any home! In this project we delve into the making of a live edge walnut slab coffee table with some stunning grain.

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Early in my woodworking career, I lived by the maxim that I would never artificially color the wood I was using.

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Here's an easy, budget-friendly fix for a dated fireplace. Whitewashing is a very easy technique that can mute red tones in brick or change the color, while preserving the natural variations of the brick or stone. This look can work equally as well in just about any style home. Learn how in this Woodworking Adventures Blog by Lori. 

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When General Finishes released 12 new colors earlier this year, it was like Christmas Day for restorers and DIY junkies. Any color you want can be achieved by mixing colors, but it’s so much easier to just open a can and have the color you want. 

The colors are amazing. Beautiful shades in gray, blue and even ballet pink. I was instantly attracted to blue moon, a bluish teal color. I purchased the paint, not knowing what I would use it on but knowing that I would find something eventually.
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A vintage blanket chest gets a pick-me-up with two colors of General Finishes Milk Paint, and the inside shines like new with the help of Howards Orange Oil Wood Polish. See how it was done in this Woodworking Adventures blog by Lori. 

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See how Woodcraft's resident refinisher Lori gave this little TV stand a facelift using updated hardware and a three-color blended paint technique. Learn some tips along the way! 

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