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The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are the wipe-on wood finishes I use and trust the most.

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.


How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

8 Ways to Organize and Store Plastic Bags

Have a barrage of plastic bags fly out of your cabinet every time you open it? Put an end to...


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't

Trash Bag Dispenser

You can build a simple dispenser for your trash bags using 1/2-inch pipe and a few fittings. Screw a floor...


Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper

Once you try a cabinet scraper to smooth flat surfaces or curved sculpted forms, you’ll want to use it on...


Paper Towel Roll Bag Storage

Stuff as many plastic grocery bags as possible into an empty paper towel roll. Then toss the roll in a...


How to Make Edge Joints With a Router

Cut sharp, tight-fitting edges every time

Build a Garden Storage Box

Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this...


Storing Your Compact Compressor

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Save floor space and get organized with this sturdy compressor...


Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws

Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon