Why You Should Use a Random Orbital Sander for Sanding Cabinets
If you're looking for a smooth finish to your cabinets, reach for your trusty random orbital sander, not a finishing...
10 Expert Tips for How to Use a Wood Router
Go beyond the basics. Use your wood router to make strong joints, plane edges, cut smooth curves and more.
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.
How To Build a Birdhouse
Get rid of that pile of wood scraps by making this distinctive DIY birdhouse.
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...
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...
Here’s How To Lighten Stained Wood
Our experts explain how even the dingiest, darkest wood stains can be made lighter and brighter.
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...
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...
How to Fix a Stripped Screw Hole
Stripped screw hole? It happens. Repair it quickly using toothpicks and glue.
Beginner’s Guide To Reupholstering Furniture
Reupholstering furniture sounds daunting, but you can do it with planning and the right tools.
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...
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.
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...
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....
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...
10 Tips on Where To Sell Furniture
Sell furniture like a pro with this guide to policies and platforms.