Category Archive for: ‘General Woodworking’

Taking Your Woodworking to the Next Level

Taking Your Woodworking to the Next Level

If you’ve been dabbling in woodworking and improving your skills, you might be wondering what the next step is. How do you take your woodworking hobby to the next level, no matter what your ultimate goals are? Here are a few ideas to help you improve your skill with wood. Experiment With New Types of Wood Look at the woods …

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How to Build a Simple Wooden Deck

How to Build a Simple Wooden Deck

You’ve settled on a deck for your next DIY project, and you’re ready to start. Trouble is, you’re not sure how to take that first step. It may seem like a simple endeavor, but as you’re well aware, the little details make all the difference. With that in mind, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know. Follow this …

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How to Build a Dock

How to Build a Dock

  One of the best parts about living on the shore of a pond or river is exploring the waterways whenever you like. Unfortunately, without a dock, that also means you’re tromping through the mud to get your canoe, kayak or boat out of the water. You don’t need to hire a contractor, though. Here are some easy to follow …

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Protecting Your Workshop from Fires

Protecting Your Workshop from Fires

There are a lot of potential fire hazards in a woodworker’s workshop, especially if they store materials there. With the wood, sawdust and various flammable liquids that you might have in the shop, there’s a definite worst-case scenario in the shop that ends in flames. Because of this, it’s very important that you have fire safety measures and a solid …

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How to Set up and Maintain Your Workshop

How to Set up and Maintain Your Workshop

Are you looking to take your woodworking aspirations to the next level and set up a dedicated space for your workshop? If you are, you should evaluate your specific needs to determine what would be best for you and research how to take care of your shop once it’s operational. Where Should You Set up Your Workshop Ideally, your workshop …

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More Women Involved With Woodworking

More Women Are Getting Involved With Woodworking

When you think of a woodshop or a construction site, what comes to mind? For most, it’s men in hardhats wielding heavy equipment. That’s because woodworking, carpentry, and construction are historically male-dominated industries. That trend is starting to change, though. Let’s look at the rise of women in the fields of woodworking and construction, and why you shouldn’t be afraid …

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How to Build a Cheap Cabin

How to Build a Cheap Cabin

Escaping to the great outdoors is a dream for many Americans, but for those of us in the 99%, it’s not realistic to think we’ll own an expansive, two-story cabin built at the foot of our favorite ski hill. The quintessential getaway cabin is out-of-reach. However, there might be a more frugal way to scratch that wilderness itch. The tiny …

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How to Use a Sander

How to Use a Sander

Have you ever observed a finely crafted piece of furniture, the handle of a beautiful knife or a lacquered wood picture frame and wondered how someone managed to bring the grain and texture out? What gives it that amazingly smooth, yet nuanced appearance? Chances are it was sanded, and you can make things that look like that if you learn …

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Getting Started with Making Boxes

Getting Started with Making Boxes

Woodworking can be a very complex art, but even master woodworkers started out working on simple projects. Making boxes is a great introduction to woodworking since it not only produces something functional, but it is also scalable as your skills increase. Whether you want to start making boxes as an introduction to woodworking or simply to enhance your skills, it’s …

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How to Stay Safe While Working With Wood

How to Stay Safe While Working With Wood

Woodworking is an age-old craft that can produce some of our most cherished furniture, decor, and even useful tools or kitchen implements. In the process of creating all these amazing pieces, though, you can hurt yourself. If you stay with it long enough, you probably will. Because woodworking can involve power tools, sharp blades, adhesives, and other dangerous things, we’ve …

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