Can You Stain Wood in Cold Weather (And Should You)?
As temperatures drop, do you have to put your woodworking projects on hold? Experts explain how to handle staining wood...
Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces
Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...
Can You Stain Pressure-Treated Wood?
Just because you used pressure-treated lumber doesn't mean your outdoor project has to stay green. Not only can you can...
What To Know About Exterior Wood Stain
Tired of maintaining an outdoor wood finish that peels? Exterior wood stain provides the same protection without the headaches.
8 Best Wood Stain Colors
Here are eight of the best wood stain colors for 2021 according to interior designers, color experts and DIYers.
Fix Wood Scratches with Walnuts
Simply rub a walnut over a scratch in wood several times. Then, with your fingers rub the scratched area. That's...
How to Build a DIY Nightstand
Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.
Different Types of Wood Stains and Finishes
Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...
10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier
Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.
How to Lay Mosaic Tiles
A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...
How to Stain Unfinished Wood with Used Coffee Grounds
No need to buy a stain for your next woodworking project. It only takes a few common household ingredients: steel...
How to Whitewash Wood: 3 Simple Techniques
Looking for that rustic farmhouse look of whitewashed wood? Try any of these three simple techniques on how to whitewash...
18 Handy Hints for Wood Finishing
From finishing standoffs to paint booths, these 18 tips and tricks will guarantee better finishes on your next woodworking projects.
How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store
This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.
Spray Bottle for Stain
Here’s an easier way to stain or seal chairs, lattice or anything with numerous tight recesses.
DIY Dictionary: Pickled Finish
What's a pickled finish? Most finishes make natural wood darker. A 'pickled finish' - sometimes referred to as a bleaching...
Achieve a Flawless Wood Finish with Rub-on Oil
Find out how to apply a wood finish with no brush marks, drips or runs.