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DIY Dictionary: Pickled Finish
What's a pickled finish? Most finishes make natural wood darker. A 'pickled finish' - sometimes...
DIY Dictionary: California Corner
What's a California corner? Since three pictures are worth 3,000 words, let's take a look at...
DIY Dictionary: Green Treated
What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced...
DIY Dictionary: Stick Built
What does 'stick built' mean? Stick built sounds a bit like a structure built with...
DIY Dictionary: Euro-Style Hinge
What's a Euro-style hinge? A Euro-style hinge—also referred to as a 'cup,' 'concealed'...
DIY Dictionary: Cornice
What is a cornice? The term cornice comes from the Italian word meaning 'ledge' and...
DIY Dictionary: Space Balls
Space Balls are hard rubber balls—about the size of a miniature pea—used to...
Rustic Metal Plant Cage
Learn how to make this rustic rebar plant cage!
DIY Dictionary: Paver Base
When you look out over your patio, what you see (hopefully) are nice solid patio...
DIY Dictionary: Particleboard
DIY Dictionary: Style D Roof Edge
Style D roof edge, also known as DL, drip edge or eave drip
DIY Dictionary: Ripping a Board
ripping a board definition
DIY Dictionary: Monkey Wrench
A monkey wrench is a wrench with two parallel, smooth-face jaws. The upper jaw is...
DIY Dictionary: Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter
An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a device that 'trips' or shuts down power...
DIY Dictionary: Pocket Screws and Pocket Screw Joinery
Pocket screws and pocket screw joinery is a system—employing special drill and driver bits—...
DIY Dictionary: Setting Compound
Setting compound is a powder which, when mixed with water, creates a fast-setting material used...
DIY Dictionary: HVLP Spray Gun
A standard spray gun—usually connected to a compressor—aggressively propels finish onto your project.
DIY Dictionary: Universal Design
Universal design is all around you—you just may not call it by that name....
Heavy-Duty Viking Bench
A brawny companion to our Viking table.
DIY Dictionary: Trunk Line
What's a trunk line? The word trunk often conjures up images of big things carrying...
DIY Dictionary: Spontaneous Combustion
Spontaneous combustion is a chemical reaction that occurs in certain materials causing them to burst...
DIY Dictionary: Plumb Bob
A plumb bob is a weighted object connected to a string that can be used...
DIY Dictionary: Sweating a Joint
'Sweating' and 'soldering' are synonymous terms used to describe the process of using heat and...
DIY Dictionary: Quarter-Sawn Lumber
What's quarter-sawn lumber? A board is considered 'quarter-sawn' when the growth rings run, more or...
DIY Dictionary: Chair Rail
What's chair rail? Chair rails are horizontal moldings applied to walls designed to protect them...
DIY Dictionary: Remodeling Box
What's a remodeling box? Most electrical boxes in your home are nailed to the wall...
DIY Dictionary: Flux (for Sweating Pipe)
What is flux?
DIY Dictionary: Chalk Line (Chalk Box)
A chalk line (or chalk box) is a tool containing string and powdered chalk used...
DIY Dictionary: Speed Square
What is a Speed Square?
DIY Dictionary: Sawzall
What is a Sawzall? Sawzall—though a registered trademark of Milwaukee Tools—is the term...
DIY Dictionary: 16d Nail
What is a 16d Nail? A 16d nail is one that is 3-1/2 inches long....
DIY Dictionary: Teflon Tape
What is Teflon Tape? When most of us hear the word 'Teflon' we think of...