DIY Wood Christmas Tree Ornaments

By |2020-11-24T12:35:32-07:00November 19th, 2020|Blog|

Christmas and Holiday Wood Project A great DIY wood project for your daughter when COVID brings her home from college too early.  This was a nice distraction for Kate to work on at home in between on-line classes and spending time with her parents (wink, wink). Luckily, our 2019 Christmas tree was still buried behind [...]

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Shake, Wind Shake and Star Checks in Wood Cookies

By |2020-10-04T15:59:36-07:00October 4th, 2020|Blog|

Even though you have carefully treated and dried your fresh cut wood cookie with Pentacryl or Wood Juice you are seeing some cracking on the inside. This is not due to a drying defect, since normal cracking during drying occurs from the outside rim in towards the pith (center of the wood cookie) to relieve the tension. See [...]

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Before and After: Cole Haan Leather Shoes

By |2017-04-25T02:59:22-07:00January 25th, 2017|Blog|

A pair of designer dress shoes found at a local thrift store. They were dirty and dry, so we first cleaned them by wiping all areas of the leather with the Leather Cleaner dampened on a soft cloth. The laces were removed and the shoes allowed to air dry for several hours. Leather Saver conditioner [...]

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Wood Slice Christmas Ornaments – DIY from your own Christmas Tree!

By |2017-04-25T02:59:22-07:00December 12th, 2016|Blog|

It's that merry time of year when we bring the woods right into our homes in the form of Christmas trees! It's become a tradition of many to save a "wood slice" or "wood cookie" from their Christmas Tree, to commemorate that year's festivities or use in craft projects. A favorite new trend of ours is [...]

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150-Year-Old Canal Boots Leather Restoration

By |2016-09-20T08:36:30-07:00September 19th, 2016|Blog, Leather Care|

This pair of boatman’s boots came from a sunken canal boat on the Dismal Swamp Canal of Virginia and North Carolina. They were found in river mud and were cut down to allow for easy removal.  They are most likely a pair of old mid-19th century Wellingtons, modified by the user. "Sometimes we just dry [...]

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