Here Come the Holidays: An Easy Guide to Building a Toy Box

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 17, 2017 4:01:01 PM

There are few other timeless childhood treasures than a handcrafted toy box.  They don’t have to be complex or fancy for a child to get years of joy out of them, providing a lifetime’s worth of possible uses.  For instance, storage boxes can be constructed in fun whimsical colors and designs to match your wee-one's room decor, or be crafted in a more traditional style to ensure they have longer lasting utility, such as storing blankets and sweaters as you send them off to college. With Santa on the way though, it’s certain that having plenty of storage in your child’s room is a must, so here is an easy guide to get you started on building one!


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture




Labor Day Weekend Warrior - Quick Fixes in Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 31, 2017 1:55:43 PM

Holiday weekends are the calendar year’s greatest gift to homeowners. With an extra day added to the roster, the possibilities are limitless. This Labor Day weekend, tackle a project that never seems to fit into the standard Friday-Sunday timeline, and still have time for a family BBQ or two.


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Topics: Fencing, Deck, fasteners, Building Furniture, Staples




The Secret to Long-Lasting Outdoor Furniture Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Aug 10, 2017 10:10:00 AM

When you build something you love, the last thing you want is for the piece to fall apart because of poor planning or execution. Building outdoor furniture is an art and can be a fun challenge but it takes more than determination to build long lasting outdoor furniture.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Building Furniture




Achieving Adirondack Perfection: The Anatomy of the Perfect Summer Seat

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 25, 2017 11:00:14 AM

Summer is on the horizon and homeowners are ready to set up their outdoor spaces for BBQs, family parties and relaxing summer nights. Patios and outdoor furniture have expanded far beyond the old folding chairs set up around a fire. Create the ideal summer seat by achieving Adirondack perfection using these tips.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture, MiniSCRAIL




Think You’re Cut Out for Furniture Construction?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 28, 2016 12:28:02 PM

It doesn’t matter if making furniture is a hobby, full-time career or a one-time gift giving option, the goal is to produce quality pieces that look amazing.   Those that work with wood on a regular basis know how rewarding a finished product can be, especially when a happy customer buys it or a grateful friend can enjoy it for years to come.  But, there is one factor that can make a huge difference in that final product.


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Topics: Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture




Outdoor Furniture Trends for 2016

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 28, 2016 10:50:00 AM

People in all parts of the country enjoy getting outside to relax, play with the kids, eat meals or just spend time socializing with family and friends. Outdoor furniture has come a long way since the days of the folding chairs set-up on your lawn. Today, outdoor furniture plays a key role in creating a welcoming outdoor space that is often an extension of the home’s interior, complete with many of the same (and sometimes even better) amenities.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Building Furniture





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