The Controlled Chaos of Show Prep

By Matthew Pioro November 25, 2011

Yesterday was setup day for the Canadian Home Workshop Show. It went a little like this: "Can you say 'oops?'" "Why?" "Well, do...

Kids' Desk Shelf
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Shelves, Gumball Machines and Free Blades, Oh My!

By Matthew Pioro November 23, 2011

At this weekend's Canadian Home Workshop Show, there's something for you, your child and the novice woodworker accompanying you....

New Canadian Home Workshop
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Check out our reno

By Matthew Pioro October 28, 2011

Now that the virtual paint has dried and the e-dust has been collected, we'd like to show off our latest reno: the new Canadian...

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Three new books for carpenters

By Tara Nolan October 19, 2011

If you're looking to drop subtle gift hints, here are three new books that are coming out this fall. Rough Cut: Woodworking with...

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The install

By Ryan Shervill October 7, 2011

The floor is down, and the boxes (and boxes…and boxes) of cabinets have all been opened and the cabinet's locations labeled on...

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Planning the cabinets

By Ryan Shervill October 4, 2011

OK, a short entry tonight. Tomorrow we'll look at installing the cabinets, but for tonight let's take a closer look at what these...

Laying the floor

By Ryan Shervill October 3, 2011

Let's get this floor down. I love tile in a kitchen….well, more accurately, I love the *look* of tile in a kitchen, but for...

Adventures in self-levelling concrete

By Ryan Shervill September 23, 2011

With the primer dry, the next step was to get rid of the dip once and for all…..and the best method for dealing with uneven...

Time to hit the floor!

By Ryan Shervill September 21, 2011

It was time to move on to getting the kitchen floor done so we could prep for the cabinets that were due to arrive from Kraftmaid...

Tired of drywall grey, so time for paint!

By Ryan Shervill September 20, 2011

I'll spare the bandwidth detailing the hours of final drywall prep….it's not exactly interesting (nor something I'd particularly...


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