Category Archive for: ‘General Woodworking’

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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How to Work With Old Wood

How to Work With Old Wood

When you own a home, having something unique is a great way to raise your sense of satisfaction. Unlike other materials, reclaimed wood has a beauty and history you can’t find anywhere else. It should be no surprise many new homeowners and remodelers are looking for ways to incorporate reclaimed wood into their projects. It’s an easy way to make …

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Tips for Building a Tiny House

Tips for Building a Tiny House

Tiny houses are becoming more popular — and for good reason. The cost of housing has skyrocketed in recent years, and having less space allows you to save money on energy and get back to the essentials. Downsizing your living quarters is no simple feat, though. A poorly executed tiny house can be a prison, but one that’s well done …

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How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

Wooden garage doors are beautiful when they’re well-maintained, but they’re also susceptible to the changing weather conditions that can wreak havoc on the smooth wood panels. When you notice water damage, rotting, bowing or other issues with your garage door panels, fear not. You can take steps to repair your garage door without ordering an expensive custom replacement door. Steps …

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Converting your Garage into a Workshop

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Converting your garage into a workshop can seem like a dream come true. It’s easy enough to work in your garage, but to truly turn it into a dedicated space for your woodworking requires a little bit of thought and effort. Take the following questions into consideration when embarking on a project to convert your garage space from the storage …

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How to Refinish Your Pool Deck

How to Refinish Your Pool Deck

Finishing your pool with a wood deck provides wonderful color and eliminates the risk of burning your feet on hot concrete, but wood does require more maintenance than the grey alternative. Paying a carpenter or handyman to refinish your home’s wood deck could cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. To save money, why not do the job yourself? Follow our …

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How to Build Your Own Gun Rack

How to Build Your Own Gun Rack

A gun rack is a convenient addition to your man shack or trophy room that you can build yourself. By using wood instead of hard plastic or metal, you can affordably craft a simple rack that will store your long guns and won’t make marks or impressions on the guns’ wood finish. Making your rack a DIY project will allow …

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