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.

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.

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 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.

How to Increase Arc Welding Aluminum Strength

Follow these tips to get a strong aluminum weld.

Guide to Building a Fireplace Mantel

In many homes, the central living space is found in a family room setting with a fireplace as its focal

The Beginner's Guide to Choosing Wood for Carpentry Projects

Half of the success of your project depends on the wood you choose.

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

How to Make Ledge-and-Brace Doors, Part 1

Ledge-and-brace doors can be used as interior or exterior doors, adding a chic, rustic feel to any home.

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 Make a Loft Bed

Loft beds are perfect for small spaces, and they're simple to build. Grab a friend, and get started with this handy guide.

10 Types of Wood Joints

Learn about some common wood joints and some more advanced ones.

Aging Wood: Make the New Look Old

Aged wood gives a great look to many projects, but not everyone has time to wait.

How to Install Molding on a Fireplace

Follow these steps to install molding on a fireplace.

How to Cut Curves in Wood

We share 5 tools to get your curved cuts.

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

Get the look of old wood -- and relieve some stress while you're at it.

How to Find Vintage Wood

Strike it rich with these 5 sources.

Man Cave Lap Tray

Once you build one, use it as a surface for building another.

Build Your Own Custom Scarf Rack

Your scarves should look as good put away as they look on you.

How to Build a Bookshelf Footstool

For the bibliophile to put her feet up on.

Gift From Nature: Turn a Log Into a Candle Holder

Make a rustic candelabra for the nature lover in your life.

Make Signs from Reclaimed Scrap Wood

5 signs from 8 feet of scrap.

Turn an Ordinary Beanbag Chair Into a Reading Bench

It's time to elevate your beanbag chair. Literally.

Make This Gift for Your Skater Boy or Girl

Skaters have to sit still sometimes. This stool will support that

Make a Scratching Post for the Cat Person (or the Cat) in Your Life

Try this quick, low-cost and easy DIY project to create the purrfect gift for any feline loving friend or your own cat family.

Using Jigs and Fixtures in Your Woodwork

By using jigs and fixtures, you can improve the ability of your woodworking equipement. Woodworking jigs

Wood Furniture Design: Making a Head Board

If you’d like to try your hand at wood furniture design, a good project to start with is making

Knotty Pine Furniture: Picking the Best Boards

If you’re choosing boards to make knotty pine furniture, you can almost rest assured that the furniture

How to Build a Desk: Start to Finish

Building a desk is one way to accommodate your specific needs and desires for furniture. Building your

Building Kids' Furniture: Desk Construction Guide

Building a kids furniture desk is a fun project that not only saves money, but can be a project for both