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Pictured: General Finishes gel stain in java

May 26, 2017
by Jacob
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How to Mix Oil Based Gel Stain Colors Using Layers

Oil-based gel stains are great for achieving beautiful hand-rubbed finishes, and their thickness keeps them from dripping, running, or spilling. They might come in a bunch of beautiful colors, but what if you’re still feeling limited? All you have to do is choose any two colors you want, then layer them to create your own custom look! Here’s how to finish a piece of furniture by layering different colors of General Finishes gel stains.

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docking drawer outlet

April 14, 2017
by Jacob
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How to Specify and Plan an In-Drawer Outlet into your Projects

Sure, you’ve heard about Docking Drawer outlets–but do you know how to add an in-drawer outlet into your cabinets?

Remember: Install In-Drawer Outlets Safely

Unlike popular DIY in-drawer power strips or your contractor using off the shelf electrical components, Docking Drawer in-drawer outlets are safe and reliable. Additionally, they offer interlocking safety features that cut power to the outlet in the event of an emergency to help minimize risk. In-drawer electrical strip hacks can’t do that!

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October 28, 2016
by Jacob
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How to Protect Your Home from Break-Ins

Having someone break into your home is not a pleasant thought, but like having a spare tire in your car in case of a flat or a fire safe in your home in case of property damage, it’s smart to take precautions. You know you need to protect your home from a break in, but where do you start? And how much will it cost you? Won’t a determined enough burglar be able to break in no matter what you do? Not necessarily. Continue Reading →

End-opening DIY storage bed

October 14, 2016
by Jacob
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The DIY Platform Bed Lift Kit: The Bedroom Storage Solution

If you’re much like the rest of us, you have a lot more stuff than you have room to store it. It can be time-consuming and tough to go through your things and figure out what you can throw out, and there are always those items that you can’t or don’t want to get rid of, but you need to find a better place to store. Of course, you could always stuff all those things under your bed, but there’s a better option: a platform bed with plenty of storage built in! Continue Reading →

rolling barn door round rail installation

September 6, 2016
by Jacob
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How to Install an Interior Rolling Barn Door (Round Rail)

Need some guidance for installing CSH rollng barn door hardware? This 7-step installation guide for round rail hardware is here to help! Whether you’re installing the hardware now or you want to know exactly how to install before you buy, this guide will cover everything you need to know. Continue Reading →

Abatron wood restoration example

August 26, 2016
by Jacob
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How To Repair Rotted Wood Without Replacing It

Rotted or otherwise damaged wood in your home can be a real eyesore. Whether it’s furniture, flooring, outdoor columns, paneling, or window sashes, you want to get them fixed. If you’re looking for a more cost- and time-effective solution than completely replacing the damaged pieces, consider using a wood restoration product! Continue Reading →

persian blue distressed milk paint general finishes

August 19, 2016
by Jacob
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How to Distress General Finishes Milk Paints

A standard application of milk paint looks great, but what if you want to get more creative? In this post, I’m going to cover two types of distressing you can use to achieve creative, interesting results with your General Finishes (GF) Milk paints (for more info on how to apply GF milk paints and how they differ from traditional milk paints, check out my previous post).

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