I saw this fun little perpetual desk calendar and decided it would be nice to share it with you. It is a great DIY project that can be made in an afternoon.
It can be made from any kind of wood but a hardwood such as cherry or maple will look really nice. You can use a wood and stain to match your existing desk, or have fun with it and paint it different colors.
The tricky part of this deck calendar is how to get all the numbers out of only 2 – 6 sided blocks, Check out the video below to see how it is made.
Watch Art take you step by step while he builds the calendar at wordsnwood.com
There is always discussion as to what is the best type of slot for the head of a screw. Over the years manufacturers have tried many different styles. The most common used today are the straight slot, Phillips, Robertson (square) and the Torx (star).
The straight slot was the most common for years, but the issue with them is they have a tendency of stripping when to much pressure is applied, especially when trying to back out an old screw. The Robertson, though designed in the early 19oo’s in Canada, didn’t really see much use elsewhere until the 1970’s. The Phillip bit patented in the early 1960’s became the go to bit for many screw manufactures. The Torx, even thought designed in 1967 took some time to catch on, as the screw industry was reluctant to retool their machines.
So now the big debate comes as to which screw head is better? The battle seems to come down to basically the Robertson vs the Torx. They both have better grabbing power with less strip out than any other types of common screw heads, but is one better than the other?
This video shows a great comparison of these 2 types of screws, check it out and let us know your thoughts and experiences.
Many of us have the issue of where to put our umbrella’s when not being used, a great place is behind the door in the mud room or utility room. This issue with this theory is that almost every time you open and close the door they have a tendency of sliding out and getting caught under the door.
Having a rack behind the door is a great way to store them neatly out of the way, but there usually isn’t enough room behind the door for a standard umbrella stand.
If you enjoy building things or ready to tackle a new project, this great video will show you how to build your own behind the door umbrella rack.
For step by step instruction on building this rack visit wordsnwood.com
Just like pin stripping on a car makes it look sharp, adding molding to your room can really change the look. Whether you are adding floor, ceiling window or door moldings, getting a perfect trim corner can be difficult.
Although we want to believe that the corners in our home are a perfect 90 degrees, they usually are not. Using an Angle Finder when doing corners will help you make the correct angle cuts to get your corner perfect.
When doing base or crown molding you cam also do a coped corner, which eliminates trying to figure out the correct angle. The video below will help guide you thru making a perfect trim corner.
One trick when doing any molding is all was cut it slightly longer that you measured so you make small adjustment cuts to get the perfect joint.
A simple way to update your kitchen, without spending a ton of money is by changing the cabinet door and drawer knob to handles or door pulls. Doing this simple little project will make your kitchen have a different look without doing a major renovation.
There are hundreds of styles and shapes that it is impossible to give you all your option here, but keep in mind that if you have just knobs on your cabinets, adding pull handles instead, will make the door easier to open for people with arthritis and such.
When replacing knobs with 2 hole handles you will need to drill an additional hole. If you are replacing handle for handle be sure that you get ones with the same hole pattern.
A few things to keep in mind before ordering cabinet handles:
Before making a large order or purchase, try buying one handle in several styles to ensure you can open your cabinet pain free. Also you can see which style matches your kitchen décor the best!
Be sure to ask if the handles includes screws. Some handles come without them. If that is the case, you want to be sure to order the correct amount of screws.
Lastly, count the number of drawers and cupboards prior to making an order or purchase. The last thing you want to do is not have enough handles during installation.
The trichair is cool 3 chairs in 1! A high chair, a desk, and a rocking horse, all in one! It fits together like puzzle pieces and there is never a need to take it apart and put it back together to change the chair type!
Check out the video to see this cool, innovative simple and easy to use piece of furniture!