live edge lumber

Back in the 1950s and 1960s, it was kind of a fad to use live edge lumber on the gable ends of ranch and split-level houses. Many people, myself included, thought this was a total mismatch of architectural styles, but it sure was big for a while. “Live edge” boards are flat sawn for the width of the log, which ideally should have a wavy pattern on one side, due to protrusions from tree branches, etc.

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specialty lumber avon ma

Homeowners often have a challenging time finding their style. Their house can have ornamental decorations and bold colors, but for some reason, everything still appears flat yet unflattering. If you want to add some texture and dimension to your home, elevating your interior, consider custom woodwork. There are at least three advantages of using woodwork…

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Giving your house a few unique touches that are special to you and your family makes it a welcome space to entertain and live in. Custom woodwork makes your living space versatile as well as beautiful. Here are a few ways that you can enhance your home with these details. Personalize Your Room Having custom…

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custom moulding vs. stock moulding

Years ago, there were basically two types of casings available; “colonial” and “clamshell,” in either 2 1/2″ or 3 1/2″ widths. Of course those two old standbys are still around, also available in finger jointed versions, either primed or bare wood. I refuse to use anything that is finger jointed. If you buy finger jointed mouldings, you…

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woodworking tools lathe

As you become more and more skilled at woodworking, you will find yourself trying and using more different tools, often becoming more interested in certain ones. In my case, years ago I became fascinated with the lathe. I didn’t have much money, so I made my own, quite primitive. I made all the usual turned…

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softwood for furniture making

One of the major elements of your home that you must consider as you design each room is your woodwork. This includes cabinets, crown molding, shelves and other additions. Although pre-fabricated materials are often the cheapest option, there are many significant advantages to utilizing custom woodwork. 1. Personalization One of the major benefits of using…

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woodworking

Years ago, there was a joke going around about woodworking. “A guy walks in to a library, and asks the librarian where he could find the book entitled, “How I Became A Millionaire With My Basement Woodworking Shop.” She replies, “Oh, yes; it’s right over there in the fiction section!” Well, it’s no longer such…

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