Exhaust Fan for a Spray Booth

Having a spray booth is a great convenience, but be sure to have your ducks in a row for safety as well. DH installed an exhaust fan in our garage to help move the overspray out. Below are his progress pics and the video shows you the fan in action. Locate the best spot, cut … Read more

A Drexel Buffet Redesign

Before the Magic Begins Let’s Talk About the Basics, First. While participating in our FFB PRO Tribe challenge January & February, I took videos of the very basic techniques we sometimes need to know before we start the redesign process. I’ve been doing this for my new FFBasics FB group for a few weeks now. … Read more

Power Tools Overview: Drills – What to Buy & How to Use

Power Tools Drills – What to Buy & How to Use Isaac created a couple of videos explaining what to look for when buying drills and then gives a breakdown of the various parts of the drills and uses. He’s quite knowledgeable, does a lot of research and has a lot of info to share, … Read more

A New Graining Technique

Have you considered doing something different when it comes to texture? I like texture, so I experiment with different products like Retique It Liquid Wood, Saltwash, and textured paint like chalk paint or texture paint. Today I’m using Home Decor Texture Chalk I found on clearance for $5 at Michaels. Sometimes I have an idea … Read more

The Basics – Member Meet-up Project

At our July 2021 Meet-up, we focused on learning and honing skills. One of the projects was a set of matching end tables and I challenged them to use Retique It Liquid Wood and 2 – 3 different stains to make them match. This wasn’t an easy feat since we were using two shades of … Read more

Defining w/Rotary Tool Pt. 3 + Specialty Tools

Power Tools Rotary Tools Part 3 & Specialty Tools Isaac is back with Part #3 of his rotary tool demo; this time he shows how to define an area on a parlor table. After that, he highlights some special tools, accessories and attachments that could come in handy in your future prepping/repairing. What’s your favorite … Read more

Rotary Tools – Part 2

Power Tools Rotary Tools – Part 2 Isaac is back with part 2 of his rotary tool demo. Repairing hard to reach places, smoothing, defining and trimming is difficult without the right tool. He uses the rotary tool along with a contour scraper to define and clean up an area on a parlor table. There … Read more

Rotary Tools – Part 1

Power Tools Rotary Tools – Part 1 Isaac is back to review another power tool for you – have you tried using a rotary tool yet? Use this tool when you have detail work and want to save yourself some time and effort. Let me know if you’ve used a rotary tool on your furniture … Read more

Background Using Decorative Roller

A New Decorative Background Effect For a while now I’ve been trying out different ways to create backgrounds. I find they are the one piece of the puzzle many miss when creating an interesting design on furniture. To stand out. To be different. To show skill and creativity. One of the tools I’ve considered is … Read more

How to Hang Plaques Perfectly and Easily

How to Hang Plaques Perfectly and Easily >> USING TAPE << We don’t just do furniture do we? Sometimes we create plaques, frames, and other decor for our customers or ourselves that coordinate or compliment our pieces. Hanging them, whether it be for ourselves or to display them in our workshops and showrooms is a … Read more

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