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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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    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.

    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...


    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...


    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...


    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.

    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.


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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...

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    Does This Internet Hack for Hiding Screws Really Work?

    Not sure how to hide ugly wood screws ? We tested this internet hack that claims to solve the problem...


    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...


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    Woodworking: What To Know About Walnut Wood

    Wondering what you should know about walnut wood before your next woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his insights.


    How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

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

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    8 Best Polyurethane Finishes for Wood

    Polyurethane is the main component in modern varnish. Choose the best polyurethane finish for your project from these standouts.


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    What To Know About Hickory Wood

    Wondering what you should know about hickory before choosing it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his insights.


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    What To Know About Poplar Wood

    Wondering what you should know about poplar wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his...


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    8 Best Pine Wood Stains

    Got a pine project that needs some stain? Learn all about pine wood stain, important considerations when shopping and our...

    How To Make DIY Wood Wall Art with Power Carving

    Carve unique wall art with these awesome angle grinder attachments.


    How to Plane Large Boards With a Router Gantry

    Flatten big lumber without big machinery.


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    13 Common Woodworking Materials

    Wood terminology can be mystifying. Avoid confusion at the lumber yard by familiarizing yourself with these woodworking materials.


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    What To Know About Pine Wood

    Wondering what you should know about pine wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker gives his...


    How to Restore a Vintage Console Stereo

    Vintage style, modern sound!


    How To Build a Spinning Bar Cabinet

    This round cabinet has shelves that spin to hide, or show what's inside.


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    Reclaimed Wood: What To Know Before You Buy

    Save the forests and add rustic charm to your home by building with reclaimed wood. Here are some tips to...


    How To Build a Modern Wooden Floor Lamp

    Make your own statement light fixture with this elegant woodworking project.

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    How To Build a DIY Danish Modern Chair

    You don't need a bunch of fancy, expensive tools to build this chair. Read on to learn how.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

    Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


    How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

    Build this footstool and gain a perfect place to stow your stuff.


    12 Common Woodworking Terms You Should Know

    Novice woodworkers on the path to becoming confident woodworkers must learn the language and lingo to better understand instructions and...


    How to Build a DIY Raised Dog Feeder

    Build this raised dog feeder so the Fido in your life can eat their daily kibble in style.


    10 Woodworking Joints You Should Know

    Woodworking joints can be strong and beautiful at the same time. Learn about these classic types of joinery used by...