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  • 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 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…

  • 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.

  • Table Saw Tips and Techniques

    Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips,…

  • Router Table Tips and Techniques

    Double the usefulness of your router with a router table. Smooth edges, cut long moldings and mold small projects easier and more safely by…

  • How to Install Edging for Plywood

    We'll show you how to add solid wood nosing to plywood shelves, bookcases and cabinets to cover up the ugly edge that plywood leaves. Applying…

  • Table Saw Tips and Tricks

    We'll show you handy tips and techniques for using your table saw. Use these accessories to help you make clean, straight and safe cuts on…

  • Woodworking Tips: Editors' Favorites

    These six expert shop tips simplify and speed up sanding, gluing, cross cutting, drawing and measuring lines, making repetitive cuts and other…

  • Top 10 Woodworking Tips

    Check out these great tips from our pro woodworkers for working faster, smarter and more efficiently in your shop.

  • Make a Perfect Miter Joint

    In pursuit of the perfect miter joint? These tips for tighter miters cover common situations you’ll undoubtedly encounter in your workshop.

  • How to Mark a Board

    The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to properly mark a board before cutting it on a miter saw.

  • Furniture Repair and Finishing Tips

    A professional woodworker shares basic, time-tested tips that will help you work faster and get better results on your furniture projects.

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