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08-06-2021 06:08 AM

Hardware problem - 10 replies

I have never been afraid to pay for quality, whether it be tools, materials, hardware, etc. I learned early on in life that you get what you pay for… as we all have. That being said, in my cabinet building projects I have always been confident using the Hillman products that are readily available, when it comes to hardware. I have also u...

07-29-2021 06:59 AM

another rookie question? - 9 replies

I have recently been testing different finishes on different types of wood scraps to get a decent “pallette” of colors. I am noticing that the stain/finish/clear-coats that I am experimenting with, look very different depending on how fine I have sanded the surface of the test piece of wood. Is there a general rule of sanding grit ...

07-10-2021 05:34 AM

Stain or no stain? - 23 replies

I was fortunate enough to come across some beautiful flat grained old growth Douglas Fir planks. Now that the cabinet is starting to come together, I’m really starting to envision the piece, but I can’t decide what I should do to finish this. The natural grain is so beautiful, I almost hate to put stain on it, but I did a few color...

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