General Woodworking Technique

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How to Build Log Stairs Part 1

You will need to build stingers that will hold up your log stairs if you have a basement or a second

How to Build Log Stairs Part 2

Log stairs are mostly seen in rural area. One feature in your log house that you can creed off is the

How to Make a Wood Banister

Stairs are a tricky place to negotiate without a wood banister to keep people from falling off. This

How to Build a Log Stair Railing Part 1

Building a log stair railing yourself requires some hard work, but the result is gratifying much less

Build a Piano Bench

Is your piano bench worn out from many years of use? Did the gorgeous piano you just purchased come without

How to Make Your Own Ping Pong Paddle

A ping pong paddle can be an expensive thing to buy, especially if you opt for a commercial brand. Alternatively

How to Repair a Ping Pong Paddle

In the sport of table tennis or “ping pong”, the major equipment used is the ping pong paddle.

How to Turn a Round Wood Box on a Wood Lathe

One of the simplest projects that you can begin on your wood lathe is turning a round wood box. There

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

How to Refinish Veneer Plywood

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

Wood Bowl Turning: 13 Tips

Wood bowl turning is a valuable skill that can take time to cultivate into a beautiful art. There is

How to Turn Wooden Candle Holders on a Wood Lathe

Making wooden candle holders is a simple project that you can do on your wood lathe. They add charm and

How to Turn a Wooden Vase on a Wood Lathe

If you have some carpentry and woodwork skills, then you can make a wooden vase by turning it over a

Five Woodturning Projects for Beginners

There is a wide variety of woodturning projects for those beginners who are just starting to work on

How to Build a Loft Bed with a Desk

As kids head to the dorms and people try to make the most out of their limited space, learning how to

How to Make an Angle Joint for Scotia Wood

You can create an angle joint when working with Scotia wood as a way to cleanly join two pieces of the

Is an Angle Joint the Strongest Joint?

As angle joint is the strongest type of joint that you can use with wood. This is due to the fact that

5 Types of Wood Corner Joints

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

How to Make an Adjustable Piano Bench

An adjustable piano bench can make a significant difference in the player's performance; it allows for

How to Build a Fireplace Beam Mantel

One great way to give your fireplace a drastic facelift is by building your own beam mantel. A fireplace

How to Build a Free-Standing Fireplace Mantel

If you live in a region with prolonged cold weathers, an indoor fireplace is a must. However not all

How to Attach a Wood Mantel to a Stone Fireplace

A mantel on any fireplace serves as both a practical shelf and a personalized centerpiece to your home's

What Is Scotia Wood?

Scotia wood is a type of trim piece that you can use to cover up the gap that is left after installing

How to Build a Drywalled Fireplace Mantel

Adding a mantel to an existing fireplace can quickly change the entire look and feel of the fireplace

6 Modern Wood and Stone Fireplace Mantel Designs

A fireplace is a thing of beauty in any home. The warm attraction of a glowing fire on a winter's evening

Building Cast Stone Fireplace Mantels

Cast stone fireplace mantels are an excellent way to bring the beauty of nature inside your home. You

How to Avoid a Creating a Visible Saw Kerf When Making a Picture Frame

Making your own picture frames is very satisfying, but you have to be very careful not to leave a kerf

How to Replace the Bottom Panel of a Piano Bench

A piano bench bottom panel warps overtime due to the weight of piano books and manuals. Warped panels

How to Install Plastic Corner Guards

Well placed plastic corner guards can help protect your door from heavy foot traffic and damages caused

How to Fix a Stuck Adjustable Piano Bench

An adjustable piano bench is an important part of the comfort of the pianist as they play. Having the

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

Two Best Stains for a Piano Bench

To stain a piano bench, you first want to determine what kind of wood was used in its manufacture. Usually,

5 Ways to Fix a Saw Kerf in a Picture Frame

The saw kerf is the amount of material that is removed by the cutting blade of a saw. For many do-it-yourself

How can you tell when you have used too much paint thinner?

When it comes to using paint thinner, it is possible to use too much of it. You will be able to tell

Does paint thinner stain?

Yes, paint thinner is a solvent, and it can stain both clothing and other items, so you have to be careful

Building a Straightedge Guide for Accurate Plywood Cutting

Plywood cutting can be done by moving a power tool across the piece of plywood you desire to cut or by

Is paint thinner toxic?

Yes, paint thinner is very toxic, and could be dangerous if you use it, or dispose of it, improperly.

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

How can I check how much weight arc welding aluminum can support?

The best way to check how much weight arc welding aluminum can support is trial and error, because welding

How to Make Wooden Balls on a Wood Turning Lathe

A wood turning lathe has a wide range of uses in any garage shop. If you're interested in shaping wood