Can You Stain Over Paint?

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I have a piece of painted wood but want to darken and protect it…Do I really need to strip off the paint first or can you apply stain over painted wood? Yes, you can stain directly over painted wood. Applying stain over paint is an easy and practical way to protect wood without the hassle … Read more

Will Bleach Prevent Wood Rot?

We use wood extensively for construction and other purposes, but water is something that it should never come into contact with, at least extensively, unless it’s a boat. If wood gets exposed to water through leakage it might develop rot. Wood rot can result in many structural problems, both indoors and outdoors especially when it … Read more

Best Wood for Tool Handles

We tend to focus a lot on the different types of tools that we use in woodworking. But we rarely consider the wood that goes into making the handles for those tools. As a woodworker, it is useful to know about the most suitable wood for making tool handles and why we choose them. In … Read more

7 Types of Softwood Flooring

The classification of trees falls into two broad categories – hardwood and softwood, according to their seed structure. Although most hardwoods are hard, softwoods aren’t always soft. In fact, some hardwoods are softer than softwoods. Many softwoods are so named because they are more prone to dents and scratches. Because hardwoods have better abrasion resistance, … Read more

Wood Filler FAQs – Everything You Need To Know About Fillers

A much-discussed topic about woodworking is wood filler and its uses. Although every woodworker uses this substance abundantly almost every day, there is a lot of ambiguity about its use. You will not find a wood filler that suits every requirement. It depends on a variety of factors, and even the most experienced woodworkers may … Read more

Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler

When the surface of the wood has cracks and blemishes or gaps between joints, we use putty or wood filler to fill these gaps. Although we use these two materials for similar purposes, they are distinctly different from each other. We also use each one for a specific set of tasks. In this post, we … Read more

Woodworking vs Carpentry (What’s The Difference?)

While working with wood, an interesting question that pops up regularly is the difference between woodworking and carpentry. Is there a difference? If so, what is the difference? What are the various aspects of these two seemingly similar disciplines? It is fascinating to work with wood. It is why you can find so much information … Read more

PVA vs Polyurethane Glue (Pros & Cons of Each)

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As a woodworker, one of the aspects that you will probably find confusing is wood glue. If you go to a hardware store, you will see all varieties of wood glue on sale. You can easily get overwhelmed with the full range of products on offer. How do you know which type of adhesive will … Read more

5 Types Of Woodworking Benches-Woodworking Tools Guide

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In woodworking, a workbench is a table that we use to hold workpieces together to work on them. It is the basic structure that we need for any woodworking. Depending on the different types of woodwork that you need to do, you get different types of woodworking benches. Most woodworking benches are bulky and rigid … Read more

Laser Level Buying Guide for Woodworkers – Basic Woodworking Tools

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A laser level is a time-saving tool that woodworkers will truly appreciate. A laser level is a construction tool used for determining an accurate level reference. It is used for relatively small tasks such as making sure portraits are hanged properly, installing tiles, ceilings, railing, and even monumental tasks such as installing sewer pipes. For … Read more