'New' toys. At this rate, people will expect me to actually make something out of wood.

In case anyone wants to try soap-and-clay finish on wood, this is what it looks like on pine. The bottom piece is treated, the top piece is not. The effect is very noticeable in real life, but it's the contrast and reflectiveness of the wood that change, not the colour.

Taping plastic wrap on old windows makes them insulate a lot better; comparable to double glazing. But it's a lot cheaper, and something you can do yourself


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