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Outside Wood Burners


Outside Wood Burners

The winter is definitely upon us in the UP. We’re getting saddled with snow and our wood burning stove has already begun to get its yearly workout. Considering all off the labor and effort that comes with hauling the firewood from the woods and cutting, splitting and stacking, I like to find ways to make the most out of our firewood. After taking some time think outside of the box… or the wood burner, I came up with a few ways that we can stretch …

Scraping paint off wood siding


Scraping paint off wood siding

Stripping a door involves the use of harmful chemicals. No matter how many coats of paint a door has, the most common way to remove them is with paint stripper. Caustic strippers can discolor the wood and aren t as good an option as solvent-based ones, although you must protect yourself from the harmful chemicals in the latter. If the door is very old, it s probable that one or more paint layers is lead-based. If you suspect the presence of lead …