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QEP Tile Nippers to Cut Penny Tile

How to Cut Penny Tile

Cutting Penny Tile When we renovated our small powder room, one of the first design decisions I made was to cover one of the walls in white penny tile. I learned a few things through the process–if you’re interested in those tips, you can find them here: Four Tips Before you Install Penny Tile. But […]

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How To Make Door Hinge Mortises using Milescraft Mortising Template and a Router

How to Make Door Hinge Mortises using Milescraft Mortising Template

When you’re making your own door, an essential step is making mortises for the hinges. This post walks you through my process making door hinge mortises using the Milescraft Mortising Template for both my DIY bathroom door and DIY Shaker Style Closet Door. Making Door Hinge Mortises – Tools Needed Milescraft Mortising Template Router that

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Simple DIY Taper Jig for Table Saw

Simple DIY Taper Jig

This super simple, made-from-scrap, DIY taper jig for your table saw can be put together in well under an hour. Materials 3/4″ plywood (at least ~six inches longer  and wider that the piece of wood you are cutting) with straight, squared edges Two strips of 3/4″ plywood (one roughly the length of the piece you

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