General Woodworking Technique

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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.

A man using a jigsaw on a piece of wood.
5 Pro Tips for Working With Wood

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

A clamp holding two wood boards.
Carpentry Basics

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

Wood shavings on a piece of lumber.
Carpentry Terminology 101

Some terms you should know, from A to Z.

A person marking down a measurement on wood.
7 Carpentry Skills to Master

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

A close-up of stacked lumber.
Lumber: What to Know Before You Shop

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

Old wood from pallets
How to Safely Repurpose Wood

Know what to look for when choosing your wood.

A pair of chisels surrounded by wood shavings.
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.

A beech wood dresser.
The Benefits of Beech Wood Furniture

Why should you get beech wood furniture?

A pile of chisels surrounded by wood shavings.
An Introduction to Woodcarving

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

A grouping of photos hanging from wood pieces.
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!

A rabbet joint being cut into a piece of lumber with a power tool.
How to Cut Rabbet Joints

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

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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

Wooden chair
10 Types of Wood Joints

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

How to Cut Curves in Wood

We share 5 tools to get your curved cuts.

A footstool with a built-in bookshelf.
How to Build a Bookshelf Footstool

For the bibliophile to put her feet up on.

A beanbag chair reading bench
Turn an Ordinary Beanbag Chair Into a Reading Bench

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

A cat sleeping in a DIY cat tree.
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.

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Make Your Own Picture Frames

There are many reasons to make your own picture frames. Possibly you have a lot of pictures you want

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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 to raise

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Benefits of a Scissor Truss

The scissor truss is one of the most commonly recommended kinds of roof truss, usually seen in residential

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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 by electrical current.

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How to Strengthen Wood Joints with Plates

Wood joints that have been attached with glue or nails over time become loose and need reinforcement.

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How to Turn Wood Balusters on a Wood Lathe

You will find that knowing how to turn wood balusters on a wood lathe is something that is not very difficult

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How to Refinish Veneer Plywood

Veneer plywood looks like hardwood but it is actually plywood that is coated with a very thin layer of

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5 Types of Wood Corner Joints

Most woodworking projects call for corner joints at some point. These joints enable two pieces of wood

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2 Reasons to Have Corner Guards

Corner guards are installed in many homes. If you are trying to decide whether or not to install them

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How to Install Pin-Style Supports for Adjustable Shelves

If you want to put up some adjustable shelves, but want freedom from the formidable brackets, then you