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Oneida Dust Deputy Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

Tired of costly shop vac filters and reduced suction power? I tested the Oneida Dust Deputy—here's why you need one in your shop.

How to Make a DIY Room Divider

Here is how to make a room divider that adds a splash of color to your home and can be...


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How To Build Modern Barn Doors for Your Home

Check out this modern take on sliding barn doors from At Home with Family Handyman personality Mr. Build It.


Polycrylic vs. Polyurethane: Which Should You Use?

From safety and durability to clean up and color tone, here's how to choose whether polycrylic or polyurethane is right...


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28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28...

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39 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...


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16 Tips to Get the Best Plywood for Your Buck

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

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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...


The 9 Best Dust Collector Machines for Woodworking, Tested and Reviewed

Dust collection is an important part of a clean and safe shop. We tested and reviewed the best dust collector...


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Woodturning Basics: Tips for Beginners

Here are 10 tips for beginners who want to get off on the right foot with woodturning.


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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...

These 10 Best Cordless Brad Nailers Are Worthy Additions to Your Shop in 2024

Have cordless brad nailers finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools? We put the top models to the...


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20 Antique Woodworking Tools That Are Worth Big Bucks

You won't believe what the most expensive old tools in the world sold for at auction.


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Wood Movement 101: How It Works and How to Control It

Wood movement causes heartbreak when projects crack and warp. Learn how to master these simple techniques and save yourself some...


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How to Build a Porch Swing

Build a cozy haven to escape everyday hustle and bustle with these porch swing plans.


How To Build Cubby Storage Shelves

These simple storage cubbies can be customized to fit nearly any room of the house.

What Are the Different Types of Plywood Grades?

Plywood is a staple material in the construction and woodworking trades. Here's how to recognize the grades and choose among...


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...


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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 Stain Furniture

Transform furniture with stain and protect it for the long haul.


(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.

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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.