Wednesday, 22 June 2016



I thought to have given these Exercises, the Title of The Doctrine of Handy-Crafts; but when I better considered the true meaning of the Word Handy-Crafts, I found the Doctrine would not bear it; because Hand-Craft signifies Cunning, or Sleight, or Craft of the Hand, which cannot be taught by Words, but is only gained by Practise and Exercise... by the true observing [of the Rules, every one] may, according to his stock of Ingenuity and Diligence, sooner or later, inure his hand to the Cunning or Craft of working like a Handy-Craft, and consequently be able to perform them in time.

- Joseph Moxon

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

10 Things To Never Do To A Wood Floor

  1. Do not use abrasives or harsh chemicals to clean your floor
  2. Do not use hard casters on any furniture directly on your hardwood floor
  3. Do not use steam mops on your hardwood floor
  4. Do not pour cleaning product directly on floor
  5. Do not wait too long between refinish projects
  6. Do not wear high heel shoes on wood floors
  7. Do not leave the legs of your furniture unprotected
  8. Do not drag furniture or heavy appliances over your hardwood floors
  9. Do not let your dog’s nails remain untrimmed
  10. Do not allow any stains remain untreated !