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Wood Finishing – What Type of Brush Do You Use for Stain

Once you’ve decided on a stain finish for a project, the next step is to choose a brush. But what type of brush do you use for stain? Can you use a rag? What about a brush for the polyurethane top coat? With so many options out there, it can be difficult to figure out…

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Wood Finishing – Selecting Wood Stain: What Stain Should I Use

Ever been in the stain aisle at your local hardware store, just staring at all the different options, and have no idea what stain to use? Been there, done that. Gel, Polyshade, Oil-based, Water-based, Varnish, Organic … the list goes on. Here’s a quick run-through of the most common wood stains (the stuff you’ll find…

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Gift Guide – Ultimate Gift Guide for the DIYer in Your Life

Hey all, thanks for stopping by Bitterroot DIY! For more project ideas, you can find me on Pinterest. And to stay up to date with the latest shenanigans, follow me on Instagram. This post contains affiliate links. See my full disclosure here. Looking for gift ideas for the DIYer in your life? I’ve compiled the ultimate gift guide just…

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How to Build a Basic Drawer – No Fancy Tools

Need to build a drawer, but want to avoid fancy tools and joinery? Build a simple drawer with just a saw, drill, and kreg pocket hole jig. This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of the links, I may make a small commission at NO EXTRA COST to you….

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How to Build a Tabletop

Hey all, thanks for stopping by Bitterroot DIY! For more project ideas, you can find me on Pinterest. And to stay up to date with the latest shenanigans, follow me on Instagram. A good portion of furniture builds include some sort of tabletop. There are a variety of ways to build them, but this is one of the…

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