How Does A Floating Shelf Work?

Flat wooden panel floating shelf.

There’s something about floating shelves that just makes any room feel polished, right? It may also feel like there’s some kind of magic behind its support system. But how exactly do they work? More importantly, can you DIY one yourself?  What Are Floating Shelves? Floating shelves are typically found in homes with a deep craving … Read more

Is Plywood a Good Material for Making Shelves?

Building a set of wall shelf with plywood.

As you excitedly explore the different woodworking projects you can make as a beginner, you will soon ask whether plywood is perfect for your other projects like making shelves. Plywood, of course, is often used for making shelves because it is inexpensive yet strong. It also comes in various thicknesses, but the most preferred plywood … Read more

Types of Shelf Brackets

Different types and styles of brackets for wood shelf.

One essential component you will surely need when making a shelf is brackets. Shelf brackets usually get categorized according to shapes and made. You will find, for example, wooden brackets, and they are pretty common. Besides, wooden brackets are perfect for supporting wooden shelves, and they also come in various styles and designs. You will … Read more

Guide on Nailing Tongue and Groove Flooring

Are you spending time trying to figure out how to nail the tongue-and-groove flooring? Well, the same thing happened to me several years ago when I was trying to work out how to install the 3/4″ tongue-and-groove prefinished oak flooring. For this reason, I am putting together this simple guide on how to nail tongue-and-groove … Read more

Staples or Nails for Hardwood Flooring?

Deciding to use nails or staples to install hardwood floor.

Most of us love the natural beauty of hardwood floors. Yet, hardwood floors can be squeaky and creaky over time, which can be a bit annoying. Of course, there are reasons why they squeak and creak. One reason might be that the floorboards rub against each other or slide against nail shafts. This issue happens … Read more

How Long After Rain to Stain Deck?

Raining water on the deck.

After Rain, How Long Should You Wait Before Staining the Deck? Suppose you plan to stain your deck, but the rain kept drenching your newly installed deck. You might be asking then about when you can apply the stain to your deck. You might ask, likewise, about how long would you wait before applying stain … Read more

Best Finishes for Kitchen Table

Walnut warm color tone finish on the kitchen table top.

Using the right finish for your kitchen table can bring out its elegance and natural warmth. Besides, the right finish can give your kitchen table long-term protection from damages. Finishes, however, provide varying hues and levels of protection for wooden kitchen tables. As such, you need to carefully choose the appropriate finish to maximize protection … Read more