Woodworking Tips

Here is a collection of previous Woodworking Tips from Trends Wood Finishing

Sometimes buying brand new cabinets isn't the only or best choice. Wood refinishing is a low cost process in which your existing doors/cabinets are stripped and re-painted, (it can be a new colour of your choice), and installed back on your cabinets.
Open-concept kitchens will always be popular. One way to create more space in your kitchen is to have Trends Wood Finishing build appliances such as your oven or microwave into your wooden cabinetry.
Enhance your cupboards, with pull out shelving. It makes cleaning easier, and any item quicker to find.
Dinner is always much more enjoyable with a glass of wine. Have Trends install a custom wine rack, or place a Sub Zero unit into your kitchen to keep wine at hand.
Trends Wood Finishing can make wood cabinets out of any type of wood for a variety of unique grains and styles. Oak, maple, and birch are some of the most popular types.
Open-Coat sandpaper is much better for woodworking as the grit particles are spaced further apart. This means there is less chance of them getting clogged as you sand away.
Trends Wood Finishing turns seven today! To celebrate, we are offering a real wood kitchen cabinet doors special for the price of MDF (Medium Density Fibreboard). Our kitchen cabinet door deal runs until the end of fall.
Be certain your saw blades are sharp before you start sawing. Dull saw blades have the tendency to ruin wood, costing you more money in the long run.
When you need an accurate square in the 2- to 3-ft. range, use a drafting square. It is much more easier to use then a tape measure, and more accurate then a drywall square.
Removing Excess Wood Glue - It's best to let the glue dry first, then scrape away the beads of glue. Wiping up wet glue often creates a bigger mess.
Don't waste that sawdust. You can pack it into muffin cups and mix it with old candle wax to make slow-burning fire-starters for fireplaces or camp fires.
Screwdriver extension - If you have a narrow spot to screw into, try putting a socket (a 12 point socket works best) on the end of your screwdriver handle and then use your ratchet to tighten the screw.
Reduce Chip-out when Cutting Plywood - To always produce a clean cut in plywood, try making two passes. For the first pass, do a shallow cut that just passes through the fibres of the surface veneer. On the second full-depth cut, these fibres will not splinter.
Staining End Grain - When staining end grain, you can often end up with dark blotches compared to the rest of the wood. You can avoid this by applying a wood conditioner (or wash coat) before staining.
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