Woodworking Tips

Woodworking tips and techniques from veteran woodworkers.

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  • 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 Glue Wood

  • Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.

  • What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF

  • MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use it…

  • Tool Tips: The Editor's Favorites

  • The Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman shares tips from the many pros he's worked with and from his own years of woodworking and home…

  • Tips for a Better Rip Cut

  • Making consistent, accurate and safe rip cuts is easy—if you know what you’re doing. Whether you’re using a table saw or a…

  • 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.

  • How to Make Wood Plugs

  • The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how to make wood plugs for countersunk screws match perfectly.

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