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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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We started July with a bang as we marked the nation’s 243rd birthday on July 4 – but the celebrations are not over. July has been designated as: National Picnic Month, National Ice Cream Month (third Sunday is National Ice Cream Day), and National Hot Dog Month.

If you take cookouts and picnics seriously and you are a woodturner (or know a woodturner!), check out Woodcraft’s turning kits for grilling and ice cream “scooping” utensils. And for those with building skills, Woodcraft carries plans for many styles of picnic tables. 

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Show your red-white-and-blue spirit with these USA-inspired projects and resources for all skill levels. 

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One way to upcycle old, ornate picture frames is to upcycle them into fun jewelry organizers. This afternoon project can accommodate most types of earrings, including fish hook, post, hoop and wire. Get some ideas here and make your own! 

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May is a month of celebrations that honor the people who protect us in a variety of circumstances: Emergency Medical Technicians, Firefighters, Police Officers and Military Personnel. To say “thank you” to these men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, why not make a memorable gift in the form of a special handmade writing instrument? 

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Awhile back I saw a really cool reclaimed wood cookbook/tablet stand advertised in a catalog. But the $110 price tag was a big "no, thanks" for me. Here is a tutorial on my version with plenty of options for you to customize a couple of your own. 

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Eric Gorges, host of A Craftsman's Legacy, wanted to build something that would eventually become a family heirloom. He decided on a growth chart for his daughter using Birdseye Maple and Brass.

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General Finishes has announced the winners – 214 of them – in the 2018 Design Challenge that invited entrants to express their creativity with paint and finishes. Woodcraft is one of 27 retail sponsors for the contest.

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His remarkably soothing voice is like a mix of a southern Bob Ross and Snoop Dogg. He’s a south Mississippi woodworker whose YouTube views have topped two million in just two short years. He goes by an anonymous persona named “The Crafsman” and his viewers can't get enough.  

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This fun DIY project from The Navage Patch shows you how to make your own beautiful farmhouse style console table—with a touch of humor sprinkled in.

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