Woodworking Projects

Woodworking projects for all your home improvement needs.

Ikea Hemnes Hack: Built-in Bench

Hack an Ikea Hemnes TV unit to create a classic mudroom bench by fastening base molding and a new top to a cabinet designed to display a flat-screen TV.

Woodworking Projects projects

  • How to Build a Bench

    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,…

  • How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit

    Scribing is one of the key techniques for installing cabinets, countertops and built-in woodwork. Learn how to perfectly transfer odd shapes…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Paint Woodwork: Tips and Techniques

    Brushing a silky smooth finish on woodwork takes patience and attention to detail. In this article, we'll show you the tricks and techniques…

  • How to Sand Woodwork by Hand

    With a few special tools and good sandpaper you can smooth wood easily and quickly with first-class results. Often even better than with a power…

  • Build a Backyard Birdhouse

    Build this neat looking birdhouse that the birds will like too. You can do it in about a half day for less than $20, following our step-by-step…

  • How to Make a Wooden Chopping Board and Serving Tray

    Looking for a satisfying woodworking project? Make this beautiful maple and walnut cutting board/serving tray. Simple enough that you can start…

  • Build a Shoe Organizer

    Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks. This simple storage rack can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals,…

  • Build a Wooden Bench for Less

    Assemble this sturdy bench from two 10-foot 2x8s, glue and a handful of screws. A novice can complete it in a few hours.

  • Build a Painting Bench

    Build this light, but strong bench in about 4 hours. Use it as a table and as scaffolding as well as for sitting.

  • Build an Infinity Table

    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…

  • How to Build a Small Bench

    Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step…

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