Use Levitators

Brushing around the bottom of furniture legs is awkward. It's hard to see what you're doing, so it's easy to miss spots or lay on a coat that's too heavy. It's also hard to keep your brush from touching the workbench. If your brush gets contaminated, your finish can be ruined.

Simple-to-make "levitators" make this job much easier. By raising your workpiece off the workbench, they give more room to maneuver the brush. A slight tap on the top of each leg sets the screw points—pick up 2" drywall the workpiece and the levitators remain screw ^ attached. This makes it easy to reposi tion the piece while you're working on it or move it out of the way when you're done.

Drywall screws work best because they have very sharp points. (Standard wood screws don't work.) Levitators are handy to have around, so make a bunch. Just stick them in a piece of rigid foam insulation board for storage so you won't get jabbed by the points!

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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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