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Aframejewlery1

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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Chair1

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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Acornerdoor1

We would like to introduce you to the door projects we upcycle at Open Hands Seed Project & Gallery.  

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Garagemakeover

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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Augsep1

 You’ll want to start building or improving your shop, starting with this Rust-Oleum based nonslip, epoxy paint and sealed floor.  Great for resurfacing a concrete floor, this project will allow for easy clean-up leaving a show room finish.  But don’t keep it clean, fill it with sawdust made from your handiwork and enjoy it!  Create a two-wall workshop and outfit it with four outstanding shop projects using the Cut Lists and Convenience-Plus Buying Guides, all in the August/September Issue #54 of Woodcraft Magazine.  We’ve never packed this much information all in one publication, so this issue is a must have!

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Upcycling7

Refurbishing, restoring, and upcycling your furniture can be creative, fun and leave you with an exhilarating feeling that you did it yourself with just about any piece of wooden furniture you may own.  What better time to give your furniture and other home items a new refreshing look.  Amaze your friends this holiday season or anytime with a home makeover that will leave you with the question, “Why did I wait so long?”

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Garagepart32

In this 3rd part blog on the Extreme Garage Shop Makeover, we take a look at the project Joe created with two Flip-Top Bench Tool Cabinets, one for his DELTA Planer, and one for the Rikon Sander.

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Garagepart41

In part 4, we take a look at a deluxe crosscut station, complete with a lumber rack storage area on the backside. In addition this unit features a tilt-out bin, sliding drawers, adjustable shelving, and customizable pigeon compartments. Designed by Craig Bentzley and built by Joe Hurst-Wajszczuk, this article is written by Paul Anthony and is featured in Woodcraft’s October/November Magazine, Issue #43.

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Kitchen7

This is a remodeling project taken on by a DIY homeowner and shared with us from our Dayton Woodcraft store.  Although this may not be their “forever” home, Jane & Eugene are sprucing up every room in the house for that future sale.  Knowing that, this couple finds ways to keep within their budget while giving their home that special touch on a classy high-end level.  We begin in the kitchen with a before shot revealing a much needed makeover.  From what Jane calls her “disco bowling alley” kitchen with it’s old style counter tops, pictured next to the finished product complete with butcher block counter tops, we’ll show you how they did it, specifically the counter tops.

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Woodcraft blogger and upcycler Lori Haught shares her Top 15 paint colors for updating furniture. See if your favorites made the list. 

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