Frame Easel

To build the picture frame on page 18, all you'll need are some brass-plated turnbuttons.These are available from Rockier {27912).

The brass knurled thumb nut, machine screw, and washer used for the clamp on the easel can be obtained from a local hardware store or home center.

When it came to finishing, we used General Finishes' Gel Stain (Java) on the easel and the frame trim.To bring out the figure of the curly maple, a coat of General Finishes' Seal-a-Cell was wiped onto the frame facing. Then everything was finished with a couple coats of lacquer.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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