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Become a better woodworker with these projects, tips and ideas for building furniture, cabinets and any woodworking project.

  1. How to Make a Biscuit Joint

    Take your woodworking skills up a notch. Learn how to make the four basic biscuit joints with these close-up, step-by-step photos and videos.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Make a Plastic Laminate Table Top

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    This desktop design is as durable as it is good looking and best of all it is easy to make. The size, shape and color of the top is infinitely variable. You can adopt this design to almost any situation that calls for a strong, durable top such as kitchen islands, laundry room counters, tables for ...

  2. Murphy Bed & Bookcase

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    A Murphy bed can be super simple: Some are just an upright box that contains a folddown bed. But this is a deluxe version. Get the full project instructions on pages 14-25 in the December/January 2015 issue of The Family Handyman. Figures C & D are available for download below.

  3. How to Use a Block Plane

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    Nothing beats a handy little block plane for simplicity and convenience. It's versatile enough to perform all kinds of cutting and shaping tasks, yet small enough to fit in a tool pouch. And it's perfectly shaped to use with one hand. In this article, you'll learn how to use a block plane and find tips for sharpening and buying them.

  4. Build a Wall Niche

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    Save space by mounting a simple cabinet inside a wall between wall studs. You can build and finish it in a day for less than $50.

  5. How to Stain Furniture

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    Learn how to stain and finish unfinished furniture. With the techniques shown here you can make even wild color combinations look professionally done.

  6. Build an Infinity Table

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    Turn on the lights inside this table and you'll be staring into infinity. This woodworking project is easy to build, but makes a dramatic impact when the lights inside it go on.

  7. How to Build a Picnic Table

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    Looking for different kind of outdoor table? This article will show you how to build a round, Craftsman-style picnic table that's perfect for a backyard deck or patio.

  8. Simple Modern Computer Desk

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    This sleek computer desk has the look of a contemporary classic, but it can be built in a weekend with basic carpentry tools and minimal carpentry experience.

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