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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. How to Use a Block Plane

    Project

    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.

  2. Build a Wall Niche

    Project

    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.

  3. Simple Box Shelves

    Project

    Organize the clutter. These simple, but handsome, box shelves will store books, hats, shoes, and all kinds of knick-knacks. You can even sit on them!

  4. How to Fix Sagging Cabinet Shelves

    Project

    Try these three easy ways to take the sag out of cabinet shelving or to support heavy shelf loads and prevent sagging.

  5. How to Build an Adirondack Chair

    Project

    Learn how to build a classic wooden Adirondack chair. With clear, detailed photos and drawings you'll learn how to cut the graceful curves that make this chair so comfortable to sit in.

  6. Built-In Shelves

    Project

    Use this project for built-in shelves to unlock hidden storage space between the studs in your walls. Install a single, open box of shelves, or install two boxes and add a set of glass doors.

  7. Low-Maintenance Mailbox

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    Assemble a good-looking low-maintenance mailbox from super durable materials, treated wood and PVC. It's strong, easy to build and will last a long time.

  8. How to Build a Wall Shelf

    Project

    This versatile cherry shelf goes together in a few hours, and with a quick-drying finish you can have it on the wall in a day. The extra-wide top makes it perfect for vases, antiques and collectibles.

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