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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 hand cut dovetail joints

    learn this centuries-old hallmark of craftsmanship.

    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...


    how to build a stone inlay concrete bench

    quikrete's 5000 concrete mix is a great formula for building your own backyard bench.


    build a workbench on a budget

    build a simple, strong workbench made entirely from 2x4s. it's inexpensive (less than $100) and takes only about four hours...


    how to create custom wood inlays in a children’s growth chart

    learn how to make custom wood inlays while creating this unique growth chart.

    7 amazing woodworking projects you can make for your pet

    make your pet happy with these incredible projects ranging from a dog house to a dog bowl.


    what is the janka wood hardness scale?

    ever wonder what the hardest wood in the world is? a professional woodworker explains the janka scale and how wood...

    these wood turning tools will elevate your woodworking game

    if you're interested in learning wood turning or upgrading your existing tools, give this family handyman approved wood turning tool...


    remodel your kitchen with a custom range hood kit that’s easy to diy

    if you're looking for a creative focal point in your upcoming kitchen remodel, try building your own range hood with...


    6 types of exterior wood siding

    it might be a high-maintenance siding option. but if your top priority is a natural, classic look, wood siding is...


    7 shop jigs for better woodworking

    increase safety, speed and accuracy with shop jigs.

    how to recess hinges on a door

    learn how to mortise door hinges using a router.


    metabo nailed it with this cordless air compressor

    experience the freedom of running air tools without being tied to a wall with this family handyman approved cordless air...


    10 diy little free library plans

    love the idea of sharing books with your community? check out these amazing sets of free plans to build a...


    what to know: hot glue guns in the woodshop

    hot glue guns in the woodshop? before you dis this craft table staple, check out a pro woodworker's list of...


    try this hack for building an inexpensive glass panel door

    make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    tips for choosing wood colors in your home décor

    selecting wood colors in your home can be tricky. to help, we asked experts to share their secrets to help...


    what to know about wicker furniture

    from thrift shops to crate & barrel, modern wicker has been a perennial favorite. but what is it, exactly?


    we tried the worx switchdriver and it really is a time-saver

    sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  us, too. that's why we tried this...


    how to build 4 different styles of path lights

    bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. they resemble tree trunks, which are also...


    how to choose the right sandpaper for wood projects

    a pro woodworker explains what you need to know about sandpaper for wood, so your next project turns out perfectly.


    a family handyman approved father’s day gift guide

    struggling to find the right father's day gift for your dad? check out these family handyman approved products any diy...


    tips for drying wood for woodworking projects

    wood moves constantly. remember these tips for how to dry lumber so you don't have to deal with twisted, cracked...


    buyer’s guide to outdoor benches for your backyard

    a properly placed outdoor bench evokes thoughts of pleasant days taking in the sights and sounds — even if you...

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    woodworker’s guide to wood routers

    considering adding a router to your wood shop? a professional woodworker shares his knowledge in this router guide for routerless...


    can you make furniture from clothes hangers?

    a recent tiktok hack shows how to construct a table from coat hangers. it's a good start, but the procedure...


    old furniture: what’s worth restoring?

    from wooden chairs to antique upholstery, here's which old furniture is worth the time, effort and cost to restore.


    pros and cons of american-made furniture

    it isn't just patriotic to buy american-made furniture, it's common sense. it can be expensive, but it's some of the...


    8 types of wood wall paneling

    wood wall paneling adds an element of classic style to your home, and it's easier to install than you think.


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    these stylish and tough stoggles safety glasses are family handyman approved

    whether you work in the trades or you're a diy enthusiast, safety glasses are an essential tool. recently i picked...