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From Rob's Bench:

The myth of the simple deck reno: part 1

corner posts
My mother had a small deck built on to her house about six years ago. It should have been made wider and longer, because when the large table and six deck chairs are on it, there’s only room to move around the deck’s perimeter, especially at the two ends, if nobody’s sitting in the chairs. That’s a bit of a problem.
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Free Plan:

Build a clamp rack

Clamp rack
All shops have their organizational challenges, and there are as many solutions to these challenges as there are woodworkers. Here's a simple and effective way to store parallel clamps.
Shop Skills:

Which HVLP spray finishing system is right for you?

The world of spray finishing can seem daunting at first. Learn about the different types of HVLP spray systems so you can make a purchase with confidence.
Tool Review:

The most effective and easiest way to cut perfect dovetails.

hand cut dovetails
Nothing exemplifies handmade furniture quite like hand-cut dovetails. But learning to cut perfectly fitting dovetails takes lots of practice.

A dovetail guide will not only help you cut perfect dovetails, but you'll be able to cut them considerably faster, with less effort. And the best guide, bar none, is the Barron Dovetail Guide.
Woods to Know:

African walnut

African walnut
Endemic to tropical West Africa, African walnut is a large tree growing to heights of 150 feet. African walnut logs typically have long branch-free trunks with diameters up to four feet. These trees will provide lots of lumber in decent lengths and widths. The grain is usually interlocked which will produce a shimmering ribbon stripe on quartersawn material.
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