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SHOW #118 Wood and Its' Various Uses


One of our most universal materials is wood. In this episode, HandyMa'amŽ Beverly DeJulio takes on projects related to wood, including step-by-step instructions for installing decorative Wainscoting and creating wooden picture frames. Beverly also has a number of tips for repairing damaged wood furniture. Guest Todd Witte, Senior Vice President of Design House and 25 year veteran of the lumber and building products industries, stops by to talk about the various types of wood and some simple wood projects.

Product Information

Home Improvement -- Install Wainscoting

  • Clamps: American Tool Co.
  • Drill , circular saw: Black & Decker www.Black&
  • Power miter saw: Bosch
  • Wainscoting: New England Classic Interiors
  • Power nailer: Paslode
  • Tool box / bench:: Rubbermaid
  • Hammer: Stanley 203-225-5111
  • Safety goggles: Uvex
  • Handsaw, drill bit: Vermont American
  • Workbench: Wolfcraft

Simple Solution #1 -- Recess Nails

  • Putty : Color Putty Co. 608-325-6033
  • Wainscoting: Parkside Distributors
  • Nail set & hammer: Stanley203-225-5105

Create It--Make Picture Frames

  • Power miter saw :
  • Safety goggles: Uvex

Maintain It -- Fix Wood Items

  • Clamps: American Tool Company
  • Color putty kit: Color Putty Co. 608-325-6033
  • Trade Secret kit - wood touch up systems: Dover Finishing Products1-800-354-4445
  • Woodworx glue: Loctite
  • Stain sticks:

Simple Solution #2 -- Fix a Wobbly Table

  • Miter box: Buck Brothers
  • Table: Design House
  • Utility knife: Olfa
  • Hand saw: Vermont American


Compute It --

Taunton Publishing

The Hardwood Manufacturing Association

The "Recycle" web page


Todd Witte of Design House has been in the lumber and building products industries for 25 years. He is currently the Senior Vice President of the Building Products Division of Design House, Inc. He discusses how different woods are used for various purposes and demonstrates how to make an expensive looking table at a very low cost.

Beverly DeJulio's wardrobe provided by
Paul Harris,

Furnishings provided by
Marshall Fields, 1-800-480-1623

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