How-To

How to Make a Box Joint

This is a pretty straightforward video, but it give you a good idea of what you will need to do to make a box joint. A box joint can be a good alternative to a dovetail, and is arguably easier to do accomplish. ...

Keep Your Wooden Furniture Looking Sellable With These Care Tips

Is your handmade wooden furniture getting worn out, stained, or sun-burnt before you have a chance to sell it? That unfortunate problem isn't uncommon with this art, so you need to follow these wooden furniture care tips to ensure they stay in great ...

Make a Homemade Router Table

This video from Scott's Garage shows how to make a router table at home, nice and easy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlvIR1eGuZI Check out his other great how-to videos on his Youtube channel.

Evaluating and Using Woodworking Plans

A set of woodworking plans is a road map to help you build a particular project.  To find your best plans, you will match the plan to your woodworking skill level. Some plans are little more than a measured drawing and material list.  These are ...

Building Your Own Reusable Sandpaper Blocks

Sanding is a precision-based art that requires a lot of careful planning and the right tools. Creating your own reusable sandpaper blocks is one way to simplify this sometimes exasperating project. Follow this simple woodworking tip to create blocks ...

Cleaning Your Miter Saw Blades

Miter saw blades often get coated with pitch, sap, and other wood by-products of the cutting process. Leaving it on the blade can create excessive friction and can lead to quick blade wear. Follow this simple blade cleaning process to ensure the ...

Make a Wooden Laptop Stand – Watch This Interesting Technique

I like how this guy approaches building this laptop stand. It's a process of cutting out several layers of wood that are then glued together to create a very sturdy yet hollow frame. Interesting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nye3NRyQmj8

How to Properly Use Ear Plugs

There is not just one hearing protection device that will work on its own. Disposable foam ear plugs will still let sound through and at times are placed in the ear wrong. This will lead to injury of the ear drums. If the plugs are placed inside the ...

Fixing Cracks in Wooden Furniture

Used furniture can present cracks. It is unsightly, but easily fixed. Follow these instructions to repair the antique or favorite table, shelf, chair, and more. Build a Base Typically, it is better to apply filler materials in slim coatings. The ...

Air-Dried Lumber: Make Your Own from Green Wood

There are many handy men who like to use air-dried lumber because the color is more brilliant and true. Air-drying your own lumber will save you approximately half the money that you would spend on pre-dried stock. In order to save money, you must ...