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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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      31 Indoor Woodworking Projects to Do This Winter

      With winter right around the corner, it’s time to crank up the heat in your workshop and build some woodworking projects that will improve your indoor spaces.

      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...


      21 Woodworking Gifts Beginners Can Make

      These beginner woodworking projects are a perfect way to cross a few people off of your list this holiday season....


      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...


      13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers

      There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality hand tools to the latest...

      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.


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      Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

      Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.

      How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

      Build this footstool and gain a perfect place to stow your stuff.


      12 Common Woodworking Terms You Should Know

      Novice woodworkers on the path to becoming confident woodworkers must learn the language and lingo to better understand instructions and...


      How to Build a DIY Raised Dog Feeder

      Build this raised dog feeder so the Fido in your life can eat their daily kibble in style.


      10 Woodworking Joints You Should Know

      Woodworking joints can be strong and beautiful at the same time. Learn about these classic types of joinery used by...

      How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench

      Embrace Mid-Century Modern style with this fully-functional storage bench. This project was part of a larger entryway makeover project consisting...


      How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Coat Rack

      This classy coat rack will have guests begging to hang up their jackets. It was part of a larger entryway...


      How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Shelf

      This eye-catching Mid-Century Modern shelf will add style and grace to any living space. It was part of a larger...


      How to Build Beautiful Faux Ceiling Beams

      Build these faux beams to finish the industrial, farmhouse, rustic or modern style of your home's interior.


      Firewood Measurements: What Do They Mean?

      Do you need a full cord or just a half-pallet this winter? Understanding what firewood measurements mean will help you...

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      Can You Stain Wood in Cold Weather (And Should You)?

      As temperatures drop, do you have to put your woodworking projects on hold? Experts explain how to handle staining wood...


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      How To Make an Indoor Planter Box

      Create a calming space with this stylish planter.


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      When and How To Drill a Pilot Hole

      Should you drill a pilot hole or not? Learn what a pilot hole is, when they're necessary and how to...


      The Best Bed Frames of 2021

      Whether you plan to DIY your own or buy one, getting the right bed frame is essential for having a...


      Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

      Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


      How To Find Affordable Lumber

      Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...


      How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

      Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


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      The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

      34 tips for glass-smooth tabletop finishing perfection

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      How to Sand Wood Faster

      Speed up your woodworking projects with these sanding tips


      The 10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Beginners Make

      Don't worry, every skilled woodworker started out at as a beginner, struggling to cut a straight line. Here are 10...


      41 Genius Sanding Tips You Need to Know

      Save yourself some time and hassle during your next woodworking project with one (or 41!) of these genius sanding tips...


      Can Wood Make You Sick?

      We all know that sawdust and fine dust particles floating in the air don’t just make your shop a mess;...


      The Best Alternatives for Products and Materials Facing Supply-Chain Issues

      Everything seems like it's out of stock this summer. Here are reliable alternatives to some things that are in high...


      19 Treehouses That Look Like UFOS

      These treehouses are all out of this world.