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  1. How To Refinish Furniture (Fast)
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    How To Refinish Furniture (Fast)

    DIY projects can take several days and a lot of hurry up and wait. Sometimes it's nice to have a project that gives you instant results. This coffee cart was a Goodwill find. It's such a unique piece. The trays are removable and the cart collapses—but it was in need of a little love.

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  2. Know the Difference: Green or Kiln Dried Lumber
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    Know the Difference: Green or Kiln Dried Lumber

    If you've ever purchased lumber and looked at the item descriptions, you'll notice it either says green or kiln dried. Maybe you have an idea of what this means, but perhaps you don't. Either way lets take a closer look at each of these terms. A few of their characteristics may have an effect when considering your next DIY project.

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  3. How To Choose A Paintbrush
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    How To Choose A Paintbrush

    When embarking upon a project involving paint or primer, it’s important to find the right paintbrush. In fact, finding the right brush can make all the difference in your project. There are hundreds of paintbrushes on the market to choose from, so you might wonder: What paint brush should I use?

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  4. How to Use A Power Drill
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    How to Use A Power Drill

    When doing DIY projects it's important to have the right tools. It's also important to know how to use those tools. We teamed up with Jacob from Dunn Lumber Kirkland to bring you a few tutorials to add to your DIY tool belt. In this post we'll cover how to use a power drill.

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  5. How to use a Tape Measure
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    How to use a Tape Measure

    When doing DIY projects it's important to have the right tools. It's also important to know how to use those tools. We teamed up with Jacob from Dunn Lumber Kirkland to bring you a few tutorials to add to your DIY tool belt. In this post we'll cover how to use a tape measure.

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  6. How to Stain Wood
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    How to Stain Wood

    When doing DIY projects it's important to have the right tools. It's also important to know how to use those tools. We teamed up with Jacob from Dunn Lumber Kirkland to bring you a few tutorials to add to your DIY tool belt. In this post we'll cover staining.

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  7. How to use Sandpaper
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    How to use Sandpaper

    When doing DIY projects it's important to have the right tools. It's also important to know how to use those tools. We teamed up with Jacob from Dunn Lumber Kirkland to bring you a few tutorials to add to your DIY tool belt. In this post we'll cover sanding.

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  8. Winter Home Maintenance Guide
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    Winter Home Maintenance Guide

    Local expert, Daniel Westbrook, with his four-part series on home maintenance. This month: a winter guide for keeping your home in tip top shape all year round.

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  9. Choosing the Right Fastener: Nail or Screw?
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    Choosing the Right Fastener: Nail or Screw?

    Nail or screw? Screw or nail? This is the DIYer's perennial question. No matter what you're working on, choosing the proper fastener is an important step in ensuring your project looks and functions the way you intended.

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  • About Dunn DIY

    Home is what you make it. It's a feeling. It's a place where you can settle in and live out the truest expression of yourseft. Your home is your canvas, your signature. It's not a place to be ordinary. You're not. And neither are the spaces where we live. They are inspired. They are unique. They are reflections of our dreams, hopes, and aspirations. This is your chance to transform that imagined future into a reality - with wood stain, wall paint, and nails. Here you can do it yourself. Here you can be elegant, but gritty, independent, but empowered. It is a place where you can inspire and be inspired, a place where you can make it yours.

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    • Kirsten Dunn
      Kirsten Dunn
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
    • Special contributers
      Special Contributors
  • About Dunn contractor

    Dunn Lumber has been providing the greater Seattle area with expert service and quality materials for over 100 years. Over time, we've made long-lasting relationships with contractors and craftsmen.

  • Authors

    • Daniel Westbrock
      Daniel Westbrock
    • Jim Coshow
      Jim Coshow
    • Mike Dunn
      Mike Dunn
    • Katherine Coshow
      Katherine Coshow
    • Todd Dermody
      Todd Dermody
    • Special contributers
      Special Contributors