paintadowel I wanted to stain this vital component of our home security system (A stick that goes in the window frame) but it’s a dowel. So I cut up a a scrap of 1×2 into two pieces, notched them, then put screws in the ends of the dowel.

BOOM – I was able to turn it like a pig on a spit, as I applied the stain like it was BBQ sauce. This home repair stuff makes me hungry.

Probably everyone that has to stain or paint a dowel does this, but my wife was impressed and brought me ice cream.