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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 Bend Wood

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    Curved hardwood nosing on a countertop can really make your project stand out. Here's how to make a 3/4-in. laminated hardwood nosing that bends perfectly around round countertop corners.

  2. Built-in Bookcases

    Project

    This built-in Mission Oak bookcase features loads of shelf space, vertical grain wood, solid oak construction and a design that can be easily altered to fit your room.

  3. How to Build a Built-in Bookcase

    Project

    Learn how to use inexpensive materials like birch plywood and standard trim to build a classic, built-in wooden bookcase.

  4. How to Build a Bench

    Project

    The sloped seat and backrest make this easy-to-build bench comfortable to sit in and perfect for a backyard deck, patio or firepit. Detailed, clear photos show construction details.

  5. Understanding Plywood Grades

    Project

    We take the mystery out of the plywood grading system and show you what you will get in each grade. The higher the grade the better quality you should expect.

  6. How to Build a Garden Bench

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    Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.

  7. How to Build a Small Bench

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    Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It will make long work days go easier.

  8. Simple Modern Computer Desk

    Project

    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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