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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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How to Whitewash Wood: 3 Simple Techniques

Looking for that rustic farmhouse look of whitewashed wood? Try any of these simple techniques and turn drab into fab...


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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


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The Right Plywood for the Job

The world of plywood is vast and complicated but once you learn the grades you can find the right plywood...


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How to Build a Canoe

We know what you're thinking: "I'd love to build a canoe, but this is just too big and too difficult...


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How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Plant Stand

Display your indoor plants in style with these elegant plant stands.


How to Build a Fold-Up DIY Grill Table

This DIY grill table is a handy companion for your barbecue that collapses...


How to Make a Squirrel Feeder

This feeder provides an unusually clear view of the squirrels that visit it. The bold critters actually climb inside the...

How To Make Strong Glue Joints in Wood

Joinery is a critical skill for every DIYer. Thankfully, learning how to make these joints isn't hard.


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How to Glue Wood: Wood Glue Tips for an Easier Job

Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections and make your project look better with these tips...


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13 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need

Woodworking jigs ensure that cuts are straight, holes are plumb and parts are square—among many other things. And jigs...


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How to Remove Dents in Wood

Don't worry, it can be fixed!


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Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Building face frames is rewarding and achieving square face frame dimensions is not as difficult as you might think. Here’s...


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How To Build A Wall-Mounted Bike Rack With Storage

This two-hour project for a wall-mounted bike rack is a simple yet inventive way to get your bike off of...


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.


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How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take...


Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table

This patio bench offers comfortable seating with built-in end tables to set your...

How to Build a Whirligig

Folk art whirligigs fashioned from scraps of wood and metal have been popular for hundreds of years. In fact, George...


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How To Make a Giant Backyard Wooden Puzzle Game

Easily make your own version of this classic game for tailgates or parties using simple tools. How will you stack...


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Build a Simple DIY Wooden Bench for Less

Build this solid, durable, inexpensive bench in a couple of hours



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Edge Gluing Boards

Here's how to get great results with minimum hassle!


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How to Build a Birdhouse

A fun-to-build DIY birdhouse project made with simple tools.

Capture Old World Charm with Cerused Wood

Cerused wood lets DIYers bring Old World charm into their homes. Here's an explanation of what the ceruse finish technique...


How To Build a Bluebird House

Attract these beautiful birds to your yard with this well-designed birdhouse!


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Build a Simple Reclaimed Wood Table

With reclaimed wood, you may need to do a little more prep work to get it into good, usable shape....


Build a Toddler Busy Board with Items You Already Have

Give your kid a new toy, and they play with the box, right? There's something so appealing to young minds...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Pallet Side Table

This stylish, modern pallet side table is a great introduction to milling lumber and cutting joinery on a table saw.


Ikea Kallax Hack: Craft Room Storage

Ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture isn't just inexpensive. It's also super adaptable!