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Hairpin-Leg and Stainless-Top Desk

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Whitewashed Dining Table

Steps:4
Our dining table for eight is made from wooden legs and an inexpensive slab door.
Materials
  • Solid-core slab door, 32 by 80 inches
  • 4 table legs, 29 inches each
  • 2 straight-leg cleats (with screws)
  • Flattener cleat (with screws)
  • Sandpaper, 220 grit
  • Decor paint and paintbrush
  • Dust-free cloths
  • Wax furniture finish
  • Drill with 1/8-inch bit
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Follow-the-Lines Baby Quilt

Steps:7
Materials
  • Fabric 1: 1 yard of 45-inch-wide printed cotton (with a design that varies in size), for quilt front
  • Fabric 2: 1 1/4 yards of 45-inch-wide coordinating printed cotton, for quilt back
  • Fabric 3: 1/2 yard of 45-inch-wide solid cotton, for binding
  • Hand-quilting thread
  • Hand-quilting needle(s) (I prefer size 10 betweens)
  • Wool batting, 36 by 46 inchesNote: If you use Quilter's Dream wool or cotton batting, your stitching can be up to 8 inches apart and the batting will remain stable. If you use another brand, check the manufacturer's directions for the maximum distance between stitches.
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Antiquing a Chair

Steps:9
Materials
  • For antiquing a chair: Primer
  • Kraft paper
  • Tape
  • Sanding sponge
  • Natural-bristle brush
  • 2 colors of paint
  • Nylon-polyester brush
  • Steel wool
  • 220-grit sandpaper
  • Paper towel or polishing cloth
  • Tinted Wax (instructions follow)
  • Clean, dry cloth
  • For the tinted wax:Butcher's wax
  • Small container
  • Artist's oil paint
  • Rotten Stone
  • Mineral spirits
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