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If, like me, your credentials as a woodsman come primarily from watching movies set in the woods, you might think you can just swing any ax down the center of a log to split it. That's not quite right. Like many things in life, you need the right tool for the job.

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One of the appealing things about crafting a piece of furniture from wood is that it already has a pleasant colour and texture. You might not want to hide it under a coat of paint, and a good stain can really bring out the natural texture. Here's how to do it right.