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Become a better woodworker with these projects, tips and ideas for building furniture, cabinets and other woodworking projects.

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(Sketch Up) How To Build a Rolling Clamp Rack

As the saying goes, you can never have too many clamps. So let's make something to store them on!

56 Brilliant Woodworking Tips for Beginners

Woodworking is a blast, but it can be intimidating for beginners. Luckily, our readers and editors love passing along their...


How To Use an Electric Planer

An electric planer shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled into...


Build a Workbench On a Budget

Build a simple, strong workbench made entirely from 2x4s. It's inexpensive (less than $100) and takes only about four hours...


How To Build a Bathroom Vanity

A bathroom vanity may seem too complicated for your skill set, but it's probably not. Just follow this sleek design...

7 Amazing Woodworking Projects You Can Make for Your Pet

Make your pet happy with these incredible projects ranging from a dog house to a dog bowl.


How To Make a Wood Serving Board

A wood cutting and serving board is a beginner-friendly project you can complete in one weekend, with minimal tools.

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How To Build a Birdhouse

Get rid of that pile of wood scraps by making this distinctive DIY birdhouse.


How To Make a Bird Feeder

Assemble this DIY feeder with some scrap materials and copper sheeting.


How To Build an Outdoor Dining Cart

Elevate your tableside service at the next family barbecue with this easy-to-make cart.


How To Give Outdoor Wood a Weathered Look in Just a Few Hours

Like the look of worn, antique wood? Learn how to give outdoor wood a beautiful weathered look in just a...

The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...


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8 Essential Tips for Staining Maple Wood

Do you have a maple woodworking project planned? It's tricky. Here's what to know about wood stains for maple and...


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Here’s How To Lighten Stained Wood

Our experts explain how even the dingiest, darkest wood stains can be made lighter and brighter.


Keter Folding Work Table Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

Looking for an extra set of hands for your next DIY project? The Keter Folding Work Table might be just...


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How Long Does Wood Stain Take To Dry?

Stains take time to dry, but usually not as long as manufacturers recommend. Simple visual and tactile tests can tell...

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12 Tips for Sanding Wood Faster

Sanding wood can get boring, but you can finish this tedious chore in as much as half the time and...


7 Tips for Cutting Curves in Wood

Whether you’re building a frame for an arched opening, making curved brackets or fashioning arch-top casing, marking and cutting curves...


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How to Fix a Stripped Screw Hole

Stripped screw hole? It happens. Repair it quickly using toothpicks and glue.


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Beginner’s Guide To Reupholstering Furniture

Reupholstering furniture sounds daunting, but you can do it with planning and the right tools.


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How to Remove a Stripped Allen Screw

Got a stripped Allen screw you can't budge? You've come to the right place. One of these methods should do...


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How To Build a Herringbone Wine Rack

What takes two days, three 1x4s and seven bottles of wine? This stylish herringbone-style wine rack!


9 Clever IKEA Billy Bookcase Hacks

Here's how to use IKEA's versatile Billy bookcase to create high-end looks that transform your space on a budget.


10 Pallet Furniture Ideas

You won't believe these rustic furniture pieces are made from pallet wood! We've collected our favorites.


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Lacquer vs. Polyurethane vs. Varnish: The Differences Among Finishes

Confused by the all the options for finishing wood? We asked pros to clarify the differences to help you make...

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10 Chalk Paint Furniture Ideas

Let these clever ideas help you transform an old piece of furniture.


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What Is Furniture Wax and Why Should You Use It?

Whether you use furniture wax on a new finish or an old faded one, it produces a deep, luxurious sheen....


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Finish Wood With Oil: How To Choose the Right One

Most wood oils are blends of tung and linseed oil. Formulations differ by brand, and the best choice is usually...


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10 Tips on Where To Sell Furniture

Sell furniture like a pro with this guide to policies and platforms.


8 Upcycled Dresser Ideas

Completely transform an old dresser into something stylish with these affordable upcycling ideas.


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Do You Tip for Furniture Delivery?

To tip or not to tip? It's hard to keep up. Here's what to know about tipping for furniture delivery.