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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…
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How to Use a Wood Chisel
A sharp wood chisel can cut mortises, shave rough surfaces, chop out corners and scrape off glue. We'll demonstrate these techniques and show…
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…