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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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4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


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40 Outdoor Woodworking Projects for Beginners

You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor...


33 Bookcase Projects and Building Tips

A bookcase or shelf is an extremely useful home storage system. In this collection, you'll discover 33 project plans and...

19 Best Garage Storage Ideas for Maximizing Space

Organizing your garage is a daunting task, but we've got you covered with these garage storage ideas for maximizing space.


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.

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The Best Wood for Cutting Boards

The right cutting board is easy to clean, gentle on your knives and looks great, too. So which type of...


10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


10 Woodworking Basics You Should’ve Learned in Shop Class

Just because you slacked off in your high school shop class doesn’t mean you can’t learn woodworking now. Get started...


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The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

34 tips for glass-smooth tabletop finishing perfection

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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim

Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...


Tips for Ripping Wood

Our expert tips for straighter, faster and safer rip cuts.


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.

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...


How to Cut Curves in Wood

Expert tips for marking, cutting and fine-tuning curves


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How to Sand Wood Faster

Speed up your woodworking projects with these sanding tips


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How to Clamp

A professional woodworker shows you simple clamping techniques that make stronger glued joints


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How to Install Edging for Plywood

Tips for installing oak and hardwood edgings for plywood.


16 Tips to Get the Best Plywood for Your Buck

16 money-saving plywood tips to help you build better cabinets and furniture. Check out our best tips for getting your...


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Perfect Miters Every Time

Pro tips for making perfect miters


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7 Pro-Approved Tips for How to Sand Woodwork by Hand

Special tools and high-quality sandpaper produce great results with less effort

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Wood Finishing Tips

Get a silky smooth finish on your next project


Tips for Using Water Based Varnish

Get great results from water-based finishes


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


18 Handy Hints for Wood Finishing

From finishing standoffs to paint booths, these 18 tips and tricks will guarantee better finishes on your next woodworking projects.


10 Tips for Mastering the Random Orbit Sander

A random orbit sander just might be the most user-friendly power tool there is. But that doesn't mean there's nothing...


10 Tips for Whittling Wood

Whittling wood has been a hobby since there were sticks lying around and sharp things to shape them. Whittling has...