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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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    These 20 Old Tools Are Worth Big Bucks

    You won't believe what the most expensive old tools in the world sold for at auction.

    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...


    Everything You Need to Know About Dovetail Joints

    Dovetail joints are beautiful, distinctive and strong. Here's a primer on how they work and how to incorporate them into...


    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...


    Everything You Need To Know About Woodcarving Tools

    For novice woodcarvers, investing in the right woodcarving tools makes those first projects more enjoyable. Here are seven tools to...

    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.


    Everything You Need To Know About Half Lap Joints

    Half lap joints are a terrific skill for beginning woodworkers to master. Here's everything you need to get started.

    How to Hand Cut Dovetail Joints

    Learn this centuries-old hallmark of craftsmanship.


    11 Little Free Libraries Built by Family Handyman Readers

    Following up on our first Community Project, 11 readers sent us photos of their Little Free Libraries.


    How To Make DIY Drawer Dividers

    Organize your drawers (and your life!) with DIY drawer dividers. Make them in whatever configuration works best for you, your...


    7 Shop Jigs for Better Woodworking

    Increase safety, speed and accuracy with shop jigs.

    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.


    How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

    Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...


    Can You Make Furniture From Clothes Hangers?

    A recent TikTok hack shows how to construct a table from coat hangers. It's a good start, but the procedure...


    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.


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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...

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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...


    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.


    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.


    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.

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    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...


    How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench

    Embrace Mid-Century Modern style with this fully-functional storage bench. This project was part of a larger entryway makeover project consisting...


    How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Coat Rack

    This classy coat rack will have guests begging to hang up their jackets. It was part of a larger entryway...