Woodworking is a skill that you can take as far as you want. The more you learn, the more complex projects you’ll be able to tackle. But no matter your skill level, your project can always benefit from plans someone else has made. Here’s how to find plans for just about any project online.
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As your passion for woodworking grows, so will your supply of plywood and lumber cut-offs. This rolling lumber rack should accommodate most avid DIY woodworkers and fit nicely into the corner of their workshop.
Any tool junky will be envious of these gorgeous woodshops
Your garage can be more than just a place to park your care and store your golf clubs. Turn it into an ultimate home workshop!
Forget buying sawhorses and build your own sawhorses in your favorite color.
We’ve got the perfect woodworking project that you can build in time for your Super Bowl parties. A reader submitted this project and you know he arrives at BYOB parties in style with this DIY beer case he made. It looks like some basic plywood and glue to pull this […]
We guarantee this Winning Workshop would make Norm Abram jealous! From John Lewis’ old-time woodshop in Brighton, CO, he teaches hand-made chair making and builds furniture in the primitive style from reclaimed materials. The shop is located in a partially renovated 1800’s barn. Renovations consisted mainly of the addition of […]
We’re giddy about the recent announcement by WGBH of a new show called Rough Cut with Tommy Mac that takes you through the process of building wood pieces many of which come from “rough” lumber that hasn’t been pre-cut or processed. We recently interviewed Tommy Mac about the show and […]
Last month we got word that WGBH will be producing a new show focused on woodworking called Rough Cut with Tommy Mac. We’re fortunate to score an interview with Tommy Mac and had an opportunity to ask him some questions about his new show as well as his woodworking background […]
In October 2010 PBS will air a new woodworking television series called Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac. Check out our exclusive interview with the host of Rough Cut Tommy Mac. The only holdup to releasing the show was finding a proper underwriter and Woodcraft has now stepped up […]
Sanding blocks can be a pain in the you know what. Ripping off the correct sized piece without wasting paper can be frustrating. We came across the E-Z Sander at the National Hardware Show this year and the inventor, Rick Patton, was at the booth and was pleased to show […]
This weeks giveaway is for the woodworkers out there! Amateurs and pros will all agree that this pocket hole clamp from Rockler is indispensable when it comes to joinery. This clamp is a welcome addition to any workshop and would make a great gift for the budding craftsman in your […]
The big news in the woodworking and diy world today was that Norm Abram, long-time host of This Old House and New Yankee Workshop, will cease production of New Yankee workshop but continue his work as the master carpenter on This Old House. Apparently the New Yankee Workshop website will […]
Check out this video of Master Carpenter Norm Abram being interviewed at last years AWFS show by Popular Woodworking magazine. Great insights into his favorite tools and techniques. Tools Norm Abram Value’s the Most Table saw – because it touches each project Joiner – straighten rough lumber Surface Planer – […]
You’ll never guess what he’s making until the final reveal. We’re curious as to what other ways he’s put his bandsaw skills to use. Apparently he sells a kit that includes urethane tires and an Olsen blade which really makes your bandsaw hum. More from Woodworking in Action. [via Toolsnob]
There are a number of different ways to attach wood plans together. Some techniques are easier but less effective while other ways are more time consuming but create a more solid joint. The JessEm Zip Slot Mortise Mill from Woodcraft aims to make creating wood frame joints both easy and […]
Installing crown molding is a delicate task and skills with a coping saw definitely helpful when cutting corners.
This timber framing clamp from Bessey Tools is driven into lumber sections and held by spikes at each end.
Although only updated once a week the Rockler Woodworking blog is definitely worth a look. We found their post about specialty finishing tools that allow you to spray or paint finish on your wood project without touching it.
Here’s a new project for you: a television stand. Maybe you already have one in your living room, but chances are you have more than one TV. This plan from Amateur Woodworker is great when you only have a small spot for a TV in the playroom or bedroom.
Popular Mechanics has put some of their best woodworking projects online that include helpful illustrations, photos, schematics, and best of all 3D renderings of the project that you can view from multiple angles as well as animate which gives you an exploded view of the project.
Baseboard, chair rail, and crown molding not only hide seams and gaps where the floor and ceiling meet the wall, but, with the many designs available, they offer a finishing touch that can be humble or ornate. It is important, however, to take one’s time with molding, as to insure […]