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To Paint or Not to Paint?

03-01-2013 02:49 PM by Chris Mobley | 5 comments »

To paint or not to paint? This is the question. I have recently come across several debates on the topic of painting or staining intarsia work to achieve the different colors in a piece. I have even asked a group of my peers how they felt about the topic and I have gained some great knowledge. There is absolutely something to be said about using natural wood and natural wood grains to create a piece. In fact, in most cases this is my favorite way of doing my woodworking projects. In the...

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Refinishing the some of the house #1: Repainting the deck

10-27-2010 04:48 PM by PaBull | 2 comments »

We moved into our house about 2 years ago. I was hoping not to have to start with the maintenance this early. But the paint on deck of the porch it starting to peal up. The clear douglas fir is starting to crack etc. So I am starting to repaint the deck, every evening a little piece. Here you see the deck before I get started, you can see the bare wood in places. I used an oil based primer and a porch paint the first time around. On the picture below the top can. This time I am using a...

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Building a porch. #7: The finished product!

07-14-2008 09:21 PM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 8 comments »

The porch is completed. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I learned something new about the finishing of new treated lumber. They don’t recommend waiting 60 to 90 days for the boards to dry anymore. They say by staining right away, it slows the drying process, & prevents cracking, & checking. I relate that to sealing the ends of lumber to prevent checking. We used Olympic semi-transparent oil stain that is water cleanup, pretty ...

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New house building project #1: Our new house week #23

06-08-2008 07:23 AM by PaBull | 7 comments »

So, we finally got some work done around the new house this week. We are watching the finances (business is not the greatest this year) and this slows us down a bit. A couple of weeks ago we did get our final, so now the push is to get the house livable. Outside we are grading 12” off the top of the yard and we will backfill this with good soil. Our yard is DG, you can not get a shovel in the ground. the garage is still a mess, everytime i do a little project, i need w...

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