Woodworking

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  • Wood Movement 101

    When humidity is high, wood absorbs moisture and swells. When humidity drops, wood shrinks. This “movement” is gradual, so you probably won’t…

  • How To Build A Quick DIY Light Box

    Make this perfect light box for sketching in an afternoon. The best part is you don’t have to do any electrical work, because it works with…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Varnish Squirter

    Want to know how to avoid drips and messes when you apply polyurethane varnish to large surfaces or multiple pieces of trim? Bruce grabs his…

  • Find-Anything Hardware Drawer

    Nothing has a chance to randomly accumulate in Bruce’s shop—not in apron pockets, on cabinet shelves, not even in a drawer. There is truly a…

  • How To Build A Chessboard

    You’ll love playing chess on this custom-built board. And it’s easy to do! Select the contrasting wood species you desire, gather up…

  • How to Remove Dents in Wood

    Simply soak a washcloth in water and ring it out a bit so it’s not sopping wet. Put the damp washcloth on the affected area. Then hit it…

  • How to Build a Murphy Bed & Bookcase

    A Murphy bed can be super simple: Some are just an upright box that contains a folddown bed. But this is a deluxe version. Get the full how to…

  • How to Install Edging for Plywood

    We’ll show you how to add solid wood nosing to plywood shelves, bookcases and cabinets to cover up the ugly edge that plywood leaves.…

  • 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. But once you do, you can create a rustic…

  • 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 learn building tips to…

  • Stone-Top Patio Table

    Tile stores carry a wide selection of beautiful stone tile. And that’s the inspiration for this table. We chose a slate tile ($7), but you’ll…

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