Midwest-based E.B. Tool Company offers handyman tips to preserve the beauty of reclaimed wood and encourages sustainable building practices.
Gays Mills, WI, January 24, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) - Released January 24, 2014 by the Minneapolis internet marketing agency, Brandography: As a leader in providing tools carpenters need, E.B. Tool Company in Gays Mills, Wisconsin, encourages the DIY handyman to consider sustainable practices in woodworking projects. These include using reclaimed lumber or salvaged wood when possible, and taking care of the resulting pieces so they can continue to be reused and passed down through the generations.
The first step in preserving the history of antique wood is to make sure to start with a clean surface. E.B. Tool Company instructs the family handy man to remove debris from cracks and holes with a soft brush or cloth. Next, make sure the natural finish is preserved by applying linseed oil or a wax paste like beeswax. Finally, maintain the surface with weekly dry dusting.
E.B. Tool Company also recommends maintaining an even climate to help the longevity of reclaimed wood furniture. Though the characteristics of the wood were created by the elements, exposure to those same elements now can break down and destroy the recycled building materials. To preserve treasured pieces, E.B. Tool Company suggests owners:
* Prevent liquid stains by using coasters
* Avoid burns by using trivets and pads under hot objects
* Preserve color and prevent graying by avoiding direct sunlight
* Reduce cracking by maintaining even temperature and humidity levels
If stains and damage occur, E.B. Tool Company offers suggestions for repair on its blog located at www.ebtoolcompany.com. In addition to helpful instructions, project ideas, and handyman tips, the hand tools shop offers an original screw and nail removal tool – the KwickGripper. Easy on the user and gentle on materials, the KwickGripper is an ideal carpentry tool for deconstructing and cleaning up old wood for new uses.
Based in Gays Mills, Wisconsin, E.B. Tool Company is an innovative company offering the revolutionary DIY tools carpenters need, including the Kwick Gripper. Invented by the father-son team of Eric and Ben Eby, the Kwick Gripper was created to make nail removal jobs easier, even in difficult situations. Learn more about the Kwick Gripper tool and E.B. Tool Company at www.ebtoolcompany.com.