Q & A: A Brush for Tight Spots
I built a little TV stand
for our living room that
included a 4-in. space for
the DVD player. It seemed
like a great idea until I
went to varnish the piece.
That’s when I realized I
couldn’t get a brush in that
little space.What should I
Well, this may sound
crazy, but when the handle of
my brush gets in the way, I get the handle
out of the way. That’s right—cut
the darn thing off!
Pick a brush you don’t mind sacrificing,
and cut the handle off just above
the metal ferrule. Screw on a new handle
made from scrap wood at a 90-
degree angle. A slight S-curve on the
handle keeps a low profile on the brush
so it can easily fit into the tightest space.