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Organize Your Shop for Good Work Flow

By Erin O'Donnell CEO and Founder, Dovetail Community Workshop How organized is your workshop? Do you outline tools on the pegboard so they can easily find their way home, above have rows of carefully labeled bins? You do? Then will you come organize my garage? Chances are you struggle as I do with keeping things [...]

How to Take Apart a Wooden Pallet

How to Take Apart a Wooden Pallet

By Erin O'Donnell, Founder & CEO, Dovetail Community Workshop Pallet projects are super popular, and most are quite easy to accomplish. The hardest part is breaking down the pallet in the first place. These are industrial devices, built to withstand forklifts and exposure to the elements. They are not, unfortunately, intended to come apart like Lego. [...]

PureColor Water Based Stains

Staining Wood with PureColor

By Erin O'Donnell Founder and CEO, Dovetail Community Workshop When you stain wood, you have a lot of choices: color, gloss, level of protection -- and safety. Traditional stains give off strong fumes, and you should use them only in a well-ventilated area. Plus, a solvent-based stain is guaranteed to stain everything it comes in contact with, [...]