The Dovetail Joint

The Many Ways to Marry Wood

We’re hitting on the subject of joining a couple of pieces of wood together. Of course you could make a functional object without fitting a couple of planks in concert. But you know what you’d have. A statue. Pretty hard to build a house out of one big…more

Ipe Decking

Guest Post: Quick Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Deck

Ah, the dreaded spring cleaning… For most of us, “spring cleaning” is a four letter word, a task we’d consider paying almost anyone to do for us. The good news is that spring cleaning doesn’t have to take up an entire weekend or even break the bank by…more

Adirondack Rocking Chair

Part 1 – On Your Rocker – Making One Adirondack Style

Ever call something by a particular name only to find out later it was known as something else. Sort of like Bob Dylan. His real name in Robert Zimmerman. In a way, the Adirondack chair has that same reputation. It started out as the Westport chair. But some…more