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Onward Hangman Hanging Solutions

Do you have a few things you need to hang around the house? Perhaps some frames for a gallery wall? Your TV? A new plant hanger? Check out Onward’s Hangman hanging solutions in the video below!

Dress Up a Project with New Hardware

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Whether you’ve spent weeks on a project or you’re looking for a quick tweak to refresh something you already have in your home, the right hardware can be the perfect finishing touch. From the bedroom to the front hall, and everything in between, here are a few ideas to get you started:

A Dresser Refresh

A solid dresser can last a lifetime, so there’s no need to kick it to the curb if you get sick of how it looks or find the style no longer suits your decor. Paint the dresser so it looks fabulous in your room again, and – here’s the important part – replace the knobs with something really special.

Just picture your dresser painted a soft blush pink with Richelieu Eclectic Glass Knobs, or painted a deep charcoal grey and accented with these stunning black Richelieu Contemporary Crystal Knobs.

A Jewellery Organizer

If the surfaces of your bedroom furniture are always strewn with necklaces and bracelets, there’s an easy and attractive way to keep them organized and tangle-free.

All you need is a simple board dressed up with a bit of paint or stain – the length depends on how many pieces you’d like to display –and a collection of pretty knobs to serve as jewellery hooks.

We’re digging Richelieu’s Eclectic Glass Knobs, an antique-inspired knob with sweet speckles which would add the perfect, delicate touch to any bedroom decor.

A Media Cabinet

If you have a cabinet beneath any TV, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time noticing it. It’s literally hanging out beneath the thing you’re staring it!

Take the time to unscrew the cabinet’s existing hardware and replace it with something fresh. We love the futuristic feel of Richelieu’s Contemporary Acrylic and Metal Knob. The simplicity of this square design is perfect in a high-tech spot like a media room.

Your Closet Doors

You may not want to commit to painting your closet doors, but what if you livened them up by replacing those dull builder-basic knobs that came with the house?

White doors instantly look more sophisticated with Richelieu’s Sparkly Contemporary Crystal Knobs, and you can draw attention a set of black closet doors by choosing Richelieu’s Vintage-Inspired, Glass Speckled knobs.

Once you’ve replaced the hardware on one set of closet doors, we promise you’ll be back to do the rest. It’s such an easy change with an amazing payoff.

Questions about choosing new hardware to dress up your project? The team at your local TIMBER MART is always here to help!

Leaning Tower of Shelves

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This stylish but sturdy shelf unit will neatly hold your personal things—and you can build it in a day!

It may look lightweight and easy to topple, but don’t be fooled. This shelf tower is a real workhorse. Whether you make it for holding your books or for showcasing family treasures, the basic construction is the same, and its open design won’t overpower any room. All the materials can be purchased in home centers or lumberyards. The only special tools you’ll need are a power miter box for crisp angle cuts and an air-powered brad nailer (or a hammer and finish nails could substitute) for quick assembly and almost invisible joints. And you’ll have to rustle up an old clothes iron for applying oak edge-banding material. Once you’ve gathered the materials, you can build the shelf unit in an afternoon.

In this intermediate-level project, you’ll gain experience in laying out and making angle cuts, fastening and finishing edge veneer, assembling a piece with several clamps, and working with an air nailer. And after you build it, you’ll learn more about applying stains and finishes to enhance the wood’s natural beauty and ensure that it’s well protected.

TOOLS REQUIRED

Hand Tools

– Veneer edge trimmer
– Clamps
– Sanding block

Power Tools

– Table saw
– Jigsaw
– Miter saw
– Orbital sander
– Air-powered brad nailer (or hammer and nails)
– Clothes iron

Miscellaneous

– Safety glasses
– Framing square
– 120-, 150- and 220-grit sandpaper
– Clean, lint-free cloths
– Respirator
– Gloves for finishing
– Mineral spirits (for oil based finishes)
– Water-filled metal container with tight-fitting lid
– Minwax® Wood Finish™ Stain Brush or other good quality, natural bristle brush (for oil based stains and finishes)
– Minwax® Polycrylic® Brush or other good quality, synthetic bristle brush (for waterbased stains and finishes)
– Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler
– Carpenter’s glue

Check this pdf for the full list of materials and steps to build the shelf.