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How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)
Fred | January 1, 2015
How to Install Board and Batten Wainscoting (White Painted Square over Rectangle Pattern)

For the last few months, we’ve been contemplating how to spruce up our relatively small upstairs hallway (below). We had installed wainscoting in our prior home’s living room, and thought that might add the visual interest we were looking for here. Then, inspired by Wilker Do’s recent board and batten video tutorial, I started gathering ideas on Pinterest for an elegant but simple design that could take this space up a notch. We settled on a 48″ high square-over-rectangle  board and batten design.... 

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Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2013
Ethan | June 18, 2013
Milwaukee New Product Symposium 2013

Last week I had the┬áprivilege┬áto attend the Milwaukee Tools 2013 New Product Symposium. If you’re not familiar, just about every year, Milwaukee gathers online and print media from all over the world to check out their most recent innovations. This year was a top-notch event with a lot of cool tools and accessories. To get real-time updates from media events like this one (and the JET / Powermatic event coming up), be sure to follow OPC on Twitter. I’m constantly tweeting pictures and info about what users can expect to see... 

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Printable Vacation Countdown with 75+ Ideas!
Jocie | April 20, 2015
Printable Vacation Countdown with 75+ Ideas!

I’m not normally one for crazy printable vacation countdown calendars. Well, maybe I would be, but I’m just not that organized. This year, my oldest, Isabella has been struggling with going to school. Crying in the morning and before bed. Dreading it even when she’s doing something fun. I remembered back to my own childhood when my mom gave us a bunch of challenges each day throughout the summer to “earn” our vacation. Even though some of them were hard or took some work, it was so much fun. I specifically... 

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