General Woodworking Technique

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Where to Get Free Woodworking Plans

These seven sites offer hundreds of detailed plans.

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Hardboard Information and Applications

This sturdy material offers versatile utility.

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Working with Reclaimed Lumber

These pieces can be very valuable.

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4 Basic Woodworking Skills You Can Master Fast

These techniques are necessary for most carpentry tasks.

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How To Make Money Selling DIY Projects

Make your hobby a profitable side hustle.

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How To Build A Waterbed

A waterbed is little more than a frame that holds a water bag in place and sits on a pedestal.

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Make Your Own Picture Frames

There are many reasons to make your own picture frames.

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The Benefits of Beech Wood Furniture

Why should you get beech wood furniture?

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Built Cabinets: Avoiding Sagging Shelves

A sagging shelf indicates the need for additional support.

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Arc Welding Aluminum: Pros and Cons

ARC welding aluminum is a process by which two pieces of aluminum are joined together.

Crown molding on a ceiling.
How to Cut Crown Molding

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

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Aging Wood: Make the New Look Old

Aged wood gives a great look to many projects.

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Benefits of a Scissor Truss

The scissor truss is one of the most commonly recommended kinds of roof truss.

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Where to Find Free Furniture Woodworking Plans

Find the right recipe for your next project.

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Wood Furniture Design: Making a Head Board

Create a head board and hone your woodworking skills.

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How to Refinish Veneer Plywood

Veneer plywood looks like hardwood but it is actually plywood that is coated with a veneer.

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How to Turn Wood Balusters on a Wood Lathe

Turn a wood baluster on a wood lathe is something that is not very difficult to do.

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How to Install Molding on a Fireplace

Follow these steps to install molding on a fireplace.

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A Guide to Painting Wood Fireplace Mantels

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

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2 Reasons to Have Corner Guards

Corner guards are installed in many homes.

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5 Types of Wood Corner Joints

Most woodworking projects call for corner joints at some point.

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Types of Trim and Molding

Trim and molding can add decorative accents to any room.

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How to Increase Arc Welding Aluminum Strength

Follow these tips to get a strong aluminum weld.

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Building a Custom Wood Jewelry Box

Make one for yourself or as a gift for someone special.

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How to Install Pin-Style Supports for Adjustable Shelves

If you want to put up some adjustable shelves, then you might consider pin style supports.

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Build An Easy Space Saving Student Desk

Set up a simple spot for productivity.

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Close-grained Wood

Close-grained wood is any wood in which the annual rings in the wood are tight or close together.

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Divide & Conquer: Building Walls with Barbara K!

Dividing up space is much easier and less expensive than you might think.

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Guide to Building a Fireplace Mantel

In many homes, a family room setting with a fireplace is its focal point.

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How To Fasten to Plaster Board Walls

Extremely lightweight objects can be supported with a piece of tape or glue on hanger.

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10 Types of Wood Joints

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

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13 Must-Have Woodworking Supplies

Ready to stock your woodworking shop? Here's a few suggestions to get you going.

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How to Build a Bookshelf Footstool

For the bibliophile to put her feet up on.

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How to Find Vintage Wood

Strike it rich with these five sources.

How to Age Wood for a Rustic Look

Get the look of old material without the wait!

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Make Signs from Reclaimed Scrap Wood

5 signs from 8 feet of scrap.

How to Cut Curves in Wood

We share 5 tools to get your curved cuts.

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Turn an Ordinary Beanbag Chair Into a Reading Bench

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

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

Try this quick, and easy DIY project to create the purrfect gift for any feline loving friend.

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Easy Money-Saving Wood Projects

Decorate your home but not break the bank, we have the perfect DIY wood projects for you!

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An Introduction to Woodcarving

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

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Stepping Up Your Woodworking Technique

Take your time, use the right tools and safety gear, and your skills will improve.

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How to Safely Repurpose Wood

Know what to look for when choosing your wood.

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Lumber: What to Know Before You Shop

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

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7 Carpentry Skills to Master

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