How To Use Pinterest To Market Wood Crafts

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Pinterest For Affiliate Marketing My Top Ten Tips For Success with Pinterest I use Pinterest for marketing, as it’s so cost effective and user friendly. Pinterest ranks third behind Google and YouTube as the most popular search engine. It can take a long time to rank highly in Google, especially in popular market sectors. Preparing effective YouTube videos entails a lot of preparation so Pinterest is an attractive alternative. You will see much faster results with Pinterest for less input. My aim with this post is to introduce you to the benefits of Pinterest, whilst passing on some tips along…

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15 Great Whiskey Barrel Furniture Projects

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Whiskey Barrel Furniture   Whiskey Barrel Furniture…..unique, robust and practical Barrel furniture encompasses a huge range of useful items from chandeliers to wine coolers and armchairs to wine racks. The barrels have been made by skilled coopers out of seasoned oak, so they are extremely durable.   The Making of Barrels This old film shows the traditional way that barrels are made. Towards the end you will see how an apprentice is initiated into the Guild of Coopers   Sourcing Second Hand Barrels Look online for old barrels, or contact your local winery, distillery, or brewery. They just might be…

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Wedding Gifts…….Extra Special Thoughts From You

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Wedding Gifts   ‘Wedding Gift Creators Struggle To Meet Huge Demand’ This quote must be music to the ears of craftspeople creating beautiful, personalised presents. My post introduces you to carefully selected gifts, made in wood, which I hope will inspire you. Towards the end of this post I review the ways you can personalise products using a variety of techniques. My Choice Of Gifts Charcuterie Boards Select from five styles and gift sets, finished in different colours. Personalised with a choice of ten options. Made in Florida and dispatched to the UK. Large Name Signs Made from Baltic plywood and…

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Wood Crafts – A World Of Exciting Hobbies And Opportunities

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The World Of Wood Crafts           How My Passion For Wood Crafts Began Wood Crafts have always interested me. My first woodworking project was a letter rack, which I made in my woodworking class at school when I was about eight.     Throughout my teenage years I was always making something….ships in bottles, a puppet theatre, a multi storey car park, gliders, dollshouses….     When I retired forty years later I was determined to rekindle my interest in wood crafts. Initially I went back to making dollshouses, which has now broadened to other woodworking…

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Furniture Restoration – Introducing A Fascinating Craft

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Furniture Restoration   Furniture Restoration – Revive, Enhance and Capitalise Furniture suffers from the ravages of time….stains, scrapes, loose joints……but with a little tender loving care you can restore furniture to its former glory and enhance its value. In its simplest form furniture restoration is applying a stripper, scraping the old finish off, sanding and applying an attractive, modern finish. Of course the furniture may also have structural problems to repair like loose joints or broken legs. The following project illustrates some of the techniques used in furniture restoration.

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14 Garden Games To Make And Play


Garden Games Garden Games You Can Make And Enjoy With The Family Summer is here, so lets make the most of the great outdoors. Here are my ideas for garden games and activities for the young and the young at heart. I have shown links to the source of the photos and, wherever available, a link to detailed instructions on how to make the game. Lawn Dominoes Size of dominoes   6″ x 1″   Number of dominoes 28 Wood….. 4 no. 8′ boards  6″ wide   2″ deep (Allows for wastage) Cut into 28 No 6″ lengths, sand the ends and…

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Cable Reels……16 Great Ideas For Their Transformation

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Cable Reels Cable Reels Are Not Just Overgrown Cotton Bobbins There are so many ways of upcycling cable reels,,,,I hope this post will inspire you to create your own innovative designs. Here are a few pros and cons when it comes to cable reel furniture….. Pros…… The wood has been treated with preservative, which penetrates deep into the fibres, so the reel will not rot. Although reels  may have been treated with insect repellent and anti-fungal products, any harmful properties will have been washed away over time by the weather. Larger reels are very heavy, which is a major deterrent…

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How Mental Health Is Improved Thro’ Hobbies Like Wood Crafts

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Hobbies To Improve Mental Health Using Wood Crafts To Help With Mental Health It is important in these difficult times to carry on with activities we enjoy.  Unfortunately we may not be able to take part in group sessions like keep fit classes, (UK June ’21) so we need to find an interest which keeps our minds active and that we can look forward to every day. Taking up a hobby could be the answer. Research shows that having a hobby lowers levels of depression……in fact it can eradicate feelings of depression completely. Drugs prescribed to alleviate depression are not…

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