General Woodworking Technique

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Carpentry Basics

From sandpaper grit to choosing the right screws, here are few basics to a successful woodworking project.

Carpentry Terminology 101

Some terms you should know, from A to Z.

7 Carpentry Skills to Master

New to woodworking? Build on these techniques to improve your skillset.

Carpentry Tools Used by the Pros

Make your woodworking projects look more professional with the help of these tools.

Lumber: What to Know Before You Shop

Brush up on your lumber knowledge before your next shopping trip.

Wood Furniture Design: Making a Head Board

Create a head board and hone your woodworking skills.

5 Tips for MIG Aluminum Welding

It's both a science and an art.

How to Weld Aluminum Fuel Tanks

Welding aluminum is necessary for many DIY tasks.

How to Make a Wooden Jigsaw Puzzle

Making a homemade wooden jigsaw puzzle is easy.

Steam Bending

Steam bending is the process by which wood is curved by either boiling or steaming it and then bending

Open-grained Wood

Wood is described by the use of the word grain. Open-grained wood, such as oak, or hickory may be more

Kerf

A kerf is the distance of material a saw blade takes out as it cuts. For most home projects, a kerf is

How To Fasten to Plaster Board Walls

Lightweight Object or Pictures Extremely lightweight objects can be supported with a piece of tape

Face Nailing

Face nailing, which is also called direct nailing, means nailing a nail directly into the face, or flat

Divide & Conquer: Building Walls with Barbara K!

Dividing up space is much easier and less expensive than you might think. Creating walls offer the most

Close-grained Wood

Close-grained wood, also called fine-grained wood, is any wood in which the annual rings in the wood

Butt Joint

A butt joint is a method of joining two wood pieces, or members, by butting them together against each

Build An Easy Space Saving Student Desk

By Murray AndersonKids at college are often in shared accommodations with limited living space, so traditional

Angle Iron

The angle iron has always been a useful tool. An angle iron is a piece of steel or iron bent at a 90

A Guide to Painting Wood Fireplace Mantels

If your home has a gorgeous wood mantel over your fireplace, be sure to keep it that way with regular spruce ups.

How to Cut and Make Wooden Signs

You don't need a full workshop to cut, sand, and rout a professional-quality wood sign, such as an address marker. With help from the Dremel Trio and the Dremel Multi-Max, you can cut, sand and rout an attractive marker in one afternoon.

How to Build a Folding Step Stool

A folding step stool makes the interior practicality of a home complete. There are times we need an extra

What to Do when Stained Wood Starts to Bleed

There are practical solutions to prevent bleeding on stained wood. Below are the important steps on how to do it. Clean the stained wood first with a wet rag and warm water. Remove dirt and grease. Apply slight sandpapering if wood contains varnish. Then wipe clean. Using your paint brush, apply an

3 Reasons to Use Only Natural Dyes when Staining Wood

Time and use can affect the physical appearance of wood, but if you want to maintain the quality of wood furniture, staining the wood is the practical solution. In doing this, it would be an advantage if you use natural dyes in the process. There are 3 good reasons for staining wood with natural dyes.

Delamination

Over time, the layers of composite wood can separate.

How to Cut Quarter Round Molding

Learning how to cut quarter round molding, if done correctly, can save you money, material and time.

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

Get the look of old material without the wait!

How to Make Tongue and Groove Boards

With growing interest in woodworking and home improvement projects centered around wood flooring, learning how to make tongue and groove boards continues to intrigue people interested in Do It Yourself projects.

How to Build a Desk with 1 Plywood Sheet

With just one sheet, you can make a beautiful study desk.

Drill Wood Swiftly and Safely

Master one of the most basic DIY skills.

How to Install Molding on a Fireplace

Follow these steps to install molding on a fireplace.

How to Turn Wood Chess Set Pieces on a Wood Lathe

A wood lathe can be used to make a wide variety of items.

Types of Trim and Molding

Trim and molding can add decorative accents to any room.

Built Cabinets: Avoiding Sagging Shelves

A sagging shelf indicates the need for additional support.

How to Restore a Beech Wood Gunstock

Start by gathering materials and removing the old finish.

How to Cut Crown Molding

Having the right technique and efficient tools can make this task easy, affordable, and quick.

How to Install Pre-Made Interior Wood Shutters

Interior wood shutters add a classic look to a room.

5 Pro Tips for Working With Wood

From personal safety to finishing, here's how to get a professional finish with wood.

How to Safely Repurpose Wood

Know what to look for when choosing your wood.

Stepping Up Your Woodworking Technique

Take your time, use the right tools and safety gear, and your skills will improve with every new project you start.

The Benefits of Beech Wood Furniture

Why should you get beech wood furniture?

An Introduction to Woodcarving

Try your hand at one of these four woodcarving techniques to expand your DIY skill.

Easy Money-Saving Wood Projects

If you want to decorate your home but not break the bank, we have the perfect DIY wood projects for you!

How to Cut Rabbet Joints

Rabbet joints, a commonly cut woodworking joint, are typically L-shaped joints used to finish wood pieces.

13 Must-Have Woodworking Supplies

Ready to stock your woodworking shop, but not sure where to start? Here's a few suggestions to get you going.