Preparing Wood Pallets for Upcycling
From choosing the right pallet, to exploring the safety precautions, ensure that your project finishes well with these pallet preparation tips.
Essential Table Saw Blades | Popular Woodworking Magazine
In the dark ages of woodworking, before carbide, you never used the same blade for ripping and crosscutting. Cutting plywood required yet another blade. Today…
Router Jig for making round boxes
This is my first attempt at making what I call a round box. I saw videos on YouTube showing how people make drums with their homemade jigs. I do not know how to play the drums so I decided I would make the wooden shell and make a round box. The...
12 Ways To Add Texture With Tools You Already Have
If you can open your eyes to what else your tools can do, you will start to look at your cherished tool collection in a whole new light.
What is a Sliding Dovetail Joint? | Woodworking Joinery
The sliding dovetail joint has many woodworking applications, from case construction to leg-and-rail joinery. This joint is strong and versatile.
Right Angle Braces - Wood Mag Tip of the Day For each pair, start with a 12″ square of 3⁄4″ Baltic-birch plywood and cut it in half diagonally. Then cut notches for the clamps, above. You can vary sizes to suit larger or smaller projects. The braces help with more than glue-ups. Clamp a pair to a chest, above, to support the lid as you install hinges.
What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF
MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use MDF wood correctly.
How To Distress Wood (Video & Photos) | Young House Love
Distressing wood is an easy and fun way to take store-bought boards and give them an aged, reclaimed look for your latest building or furniture project.
How to Distress Wood: Add character, age, and charm to new woodworking projects by distressing the wood. Distressing wood is easy with a few simple tools and techniques.
How to Bend Wood
DIYNetwork.com woodworking experts show how a power saw with a special kerfing jig may be used to create a bend in a strip of wood.