Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'cedar'

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First Prie-dieu kneeler in-progress

04-19-2020 03:38 PM by Bearcat99 | 0 comments »

My first endeavor at making a prie-dieu kneeler. Quick project with simple cuts and jointing thus far. Still need to clean up the finish, as well as the padded kneeler board.

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Shop stuff #179: Finishing up the Bathroom Reno

12-28-2019 02:01 AM by JimDaddyO | 1 comment »

Just a bit of trim and door casing to go. I had some fun and milled it all up over a few days, plus the finishing process. I kept it easy with just some water based poly. On to installing it and getting the bathroom renovation pretty much wrapped up. It took over a year in all, but there were other things that needed doing that took priority. We are enjoying it now.

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Wood Finishing #1: Varnish vs Polyurethane

09-20-2019 03:48 PM by John Smith | 3 comments »

Varnish vs. Polyurethane Before we dig into the details, let’s talk about why we need different finishes for outdoor applications. Any wood that is used outside is going to be exposed to a wide range of climate conditions, as well as a good dose of damaging UV rays. These elements serve to break down the finish over time. Furthermore, changes in humidity cause the wood to expand and contract, and a standard indoor finish (such as polyurethane) would simply crack and deteriorate under these...

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Shop stuff #170: Some drawers for the vanity.

09-08-2019 12:50 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

One of those projects that got put to the side while other things were going on. The bathroom renovation I started last year is still not complete, but every now and then I get a bit of time to do a bit more on it. Earlier this summer I found a few days to get the drawers done for the vanity build. I milled up the wood from maple for the sides, used plywood for the bottom, and of course, used cedar for the fronts to go with the cedar cabinet. I also cut the centre panel from the same boar...

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It’s All About Donating! #6: Rustic Intarsia

08-13-2019 02:19 PM by justoneofme | 14 comments »

Warning! This blog is a long one … but it’s the last in this series. So I hope you enjoy a favourite beverage while reading or just looking at these photos :) Remember I said something about having an idea I hoped would work? Well … it did!! Never having dabbled in ‘rustic’ painting before now, my methods may seem somewhat unorthodox to those who know better. And truly … I did experience a few inner battles between simple rustic and intricate realism while tackling...

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It’s All About Donating! #5: Rustic Intarsia

07-29-2019 02:45 PM by justoneofme | 11 comments »

After a 3-week painting marathon to beautify our dwelling, then reclaiming my workshop again … I’m finally back to this Rustic Intarsia art piece. Even though it had been put on hold, constant thoughts of shaping the design parts kept momentum driving me forward in anticipation!Experience has taught me to prepare for a projectile or two! When it comes to rough sanding tiny pieces it’s definitely necessary to have a firm grip on things! But … when only the slightest brush agains...

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Outdoor Wood Furniture & Wood Rot

07-20-2019 01:53 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 0 comments »

I recently repaired a picnic table that was suffering from a bad case of wood rot. The table had some mild issues on the body, but the top was not built to withstand the outdoor elements. See how this came apart and how I replaced parts so they would last much longer and resist wood rot. Video –

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Cedar Outdoor Storage #1: Work in progress...nearing assembly stage

07-12-2019 08:24 PM by agilbert66 | 0 comments »

A year or so ago I began thinking of a storage solution to keep our outdoor patio cushions looking nice during the winter months and also to get some of the kids’ toys out of the garage. I found a plan for an outdoor storage unit on a canadian woodworking site ( and used the general concept to come up with my own more decorative/ornate design. Instead of the boring flat design in that plan, I decided to create a series...

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It’s All About Donating! #4: Rustic Intarsia

07-01-2019 03:19 PM by justoneofme | 10 comments »

Life keeps interrupting me! But at least (within this write up ) I can show how far along things got before having to put my Intarsia project on hold. So now that the entire design is secured to its backboard, the time has come to enhance all those edges with ‘rustic’. You’ll notice at the bottom left (photo) how dark that particular edge is. I’m aiming for the same along the top and bottom. Both side edges already look great with scabby paint and old wood blending together. Normally I’m...

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It’s All About Donating! #3: Rustic Intarsia

06-12-2019 05:39 AM by justoneofme | 14 comments »

How many times, pulling pieces apart and fitting them back in place again, does it take before an Intarsia art piece is ready to hang on the wall? A video of my work in progress viewed fast forward would confirm such repetition … a gazillion times … but who’s counting?! At least these chosen photos shouldn’t throw you into that world of boredom!! But repetition is worth mentioning because someone out there in LumberJock Land might be contemplating this particular style of Int...

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