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finishing

Regarding finishing the logs you might use polyurethane and apply it with a rag as if it were a tung oil finish. I often rub on polyurethane on large surfaces. It may take several coats, but at least...
01-14-09, 04:34 PM
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crown molding

This goes a bit beyond answering your question but I ran across an excellent resource for installing crown molding and would like to share it with you....
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Custom built storage unit won't stay square

When installing woodscrews in the edge of manufactured materials like MDF, it's all too easy to split the sides of a workpiece even if you drill a pilot hole first. To prevent this, I support the...
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which is better

It depends to a large extent on how large the hole is. Depending on the situation, it may be possible to simply use a larger screw. I have applied glue to toothpicks and wood slivers and tapped them...
01-14-09, 03:59 PM
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If I am understanding you correctly - standard...

If I am understanding you correctly - standard door trim is 2.25 inches wide and should cover it fully. If I am not understanding you, please add some additional detail and I will be happy to try and...
01-10-09, 03:01 PM
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6ft privacy fence

I recently installed a privacy fence much like you describe. I do have a tip for spacing the posts. I first string a line and measure 8' increments and drill for the posts. I then set the corner...
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How cold can a room be?

One thing that has not been mentioned - I keep my thermostat low as well and I find it feels warmer if I use a humidifier. Moist air heats easier than dry air.
01-10-09, 02:27 PM
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An alternative would be to miter 45 degree...

An alternative would be to miter 45 degree angles. It would provide the "perfect" fit. However, because the pieces are so short this would be problematic. Another alternative would be to cut a 45...
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Installing Crown molding

Rather than repeat it here I am going to provide you with a link to a site that is invalueable when it comes to cutting and installing crown molding....
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