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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!

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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.


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    9 Painted Dresser Ideas

    Bring an old dresser back to life with these affordable and chic painted dresser ideas.


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    What To Know About French Polishing

    French polishing is a technique for finishing wood with multiple coats of shellac. It's time-consuming but worth the time for...


    10 Upcycled Furniture Ideas That Give Your Pieces New Life

    Before you send your old furniture to the landfill, check out these inspiring upcycling ideas for cabinets, chairs, sofas and...