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Today, more and more woodworkers are interested in using salvaged wood. Some are building furniture that combines “reclaimed wood” with new material, while others complete entire projects using boards rescued from the dumpster. Even the high-end home furnishing catalogs tout this trend, showing off expensive wooden tables with nail holes, rust stains, and old paint as prominent features.

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Furniture paint fact sheet from Black Dog Salvage.

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In Part 2 of this Extreme Garage Shop Makeover blog and inside issue #43 of the Woodcraft Magazine, is a Hand-Tool Wall Cabinet like the one hanging in the Rough Cut-Woodworking with Tommy Mac workshop. Senior Editor Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, took a trip to Tommy’s workshop in Boston to go over some ideas on building this handy organized display unit to build this article.

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The team from Black Dog Salvage recently traveled from Roanoke, Virginia, to Louisville, Kentucky, where the 16th Woodcraft National Sales Conference and Vendor Trade Show was held. Season 4 of their popular TV show Salvage Dawgs, with co-hosts Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp, began June 7 on the DIY Network.  Mike and Robert were on hand to connect with Woodcraft franchise store owners, and they shared some great upcycling projects with those attending the closed show. 

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Wipe-on finishes are popular for a variety of reasons, the biggest of which is the ease of application.

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Doing something you love for a worthy cause is good for the soul. Dinah and Mike Reeder's refabbed hutch, featured on the July Woodcraft catalog cover, was given a new life and also raised funds for Habitat. 

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Watch the transformation of this old bench go from yuck to wow with some outdoor paint and the Homeright Finish Max HVLP sprayer.

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Mixing paint can be fun and a little addicting – and sometimes it’s just the ticket when you need that perfect color for your project. Let Woodcraft offer a few tips and tricks for getting just the shade you’re looking for.

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Last summer I ran across two really nice, wide picture frames (free!), and I immediately had an idea to upcycle them as jewelry organizers for my teenage nieces. This is also an easy gift idea for Mother’s Day, Christmas, or a birthday.

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This story, written from the memoirs of Liz Matheny, Marketing Director for Woodcraft, is about the restoration of a 60 year old rocking chair handed down three generations, now to be shared with future generations to come.

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