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  • Making Furniture

    Solid sanding tips for furniture makers

    To sand furniture parts successfully, you need some kind of sanding block.

    by AsaC | November 13, 2014
    Use a Ratio for Easy Dovetail Angles

    Cutting dovetails by hand is a right of passage for woodworkers, and is certainly a skill that takes time to acquire, but laying them out is actually really simple.


    by Ben_Blackmar | October 24, 2014
    Votre serrurier à Paris
    Faîtes le choix d’un serrurier à Paris expérimenté pour un prix
    by serrurierparis | June 7, 2014
    Simple Sanding Jig Solves a Big Problem on Custom Box

    It’s fairly common to mount hinges in a box with the hinge barrel being located in such a way that it is bisected by the box side.

    by StartWoodworking | May 15, 2014
    Simple Method for Squaring a Case

    If you're a budding woodworker, you know the importance of measuring a case--be it a cabinet, box, drawer, whatever--for square.

    by Ed_Pirnik | May 5, 2014
    Cutting Board Made Wife Happy

    This is my second cutting board. I tried to make an end grain, but it exploded in my palnner. I wouldn't recommend running an end grain anything through a plannner.

    by pastorsteve70x7 | April 16, 2014
    How Buying Small Side Tables for my Living Room Proved Beneficial for my Home?

    Everybody would agree that for most of the people, a home is the most treasured possession of life.

    by deborabilal | March 20, 2014

    When it comes time to get new furniture, many people think their only option is to check out nearby furnishing stores.

    by redcypamiz | March 20, 2014
    Pipe Insulation Protects Hardwood During Glue-Up

    Pipe clamps are a relatively inexpensive and easy way to reach a long distance with a clamp and can easily be made into different sizes by buying different length pipes.

    by StartWoodworking | March 12, 2014
    Protect Your Woodworking Projects with Magnetic Clamp Pads

    Metal woodworking clamps are capable of exerting a great deal of pressure, and all that pressure can result in some serious dings in your projects when it comes time to cinch down a clamp.

    by StartWoodworking | March 6, 2014
    Add to the appeal of your home with contemporary range of furniture

    Everybody would agree on the fact that there are numerous factors need be considered while selecting furniture items for home.

    by deborabilal | January 27, 2014
    Hardwood Edging—Twice as Fast

    If you ever find yourself having to apply hardwood edging to several shelves—say for a bookcase built using furniture-grade plywood, you could rip each 1/4-in.

    by Ed_Pirnik | January 23, 2014

    These days, the easy availability of branded items is turning us all into prolific spenders.

    by Paul_Nach_ | July 1, 2013

    My wife bought me a pretty nice mitre saw for Christmas. Double bevel, sliding, the works. My task, build shelving that wraps around a corner with invisible mounts.

    by dv8withn8 | December 20, 2012
    Five Minute Guide to Glue-Ups

    Furniture glue-ups can be one of the most stressful times for any woodworker. Once the glue goes on your components, the clock starts ticking.

    by StartWoodworking | November 7, 2012
    A Complete Finish in a Day


    Oil, shellac, and wax are a foolproof combo for a quick finish

    by StartWoodworking | September 13, 2012
    Choosing the Right Furniture Finish

    Learn how to choose the best finish for all your woodworking and furniture projects

    by StartWoodworking | September 7, 2012
    How to Revive an Old Furniture Finish

    by StartWoodworking | August 23, 2012

    Aerosol Finishes for Woodworking

    Don't underestimate the power of aerosolized finishes for hobbyist woodworkers. By following a few simple guidelines, anyone can achieve spectacular results.

    by StartWoodworking | July 19, 2012
    Major blunders of kitchen remodeling

    Have you thought of Kitchen cabinets online remodeling with your own ideas?

    by RickHardcastle | April 30, 2012
    Easy Arts and Crafts Finish

    By combining water-based dyes with oil-based stains, you can mimic the rich, warm look of antique Arts & Crafts furniture, without dangerous fuming techniques.

    by StartWoodworking | April 25, 2012
    Simple Trick for Filling Holes in Hardwood

    by Ed_Pirnik | April 12, 2012

    How to Install Butt Hinges

    Installing Butt Hinges

    by StartWoodworking | January 11, 2012
    Simple 3-Part Furniture Finish

    Learn how to apply an easy three-part finish to your furniture projects.

    by Ed_Pirnik | November 2, 2011
    How to Hide Flat-Sawn Wood Grain

    About a week ago I began construction of a Shaker-style writing desk in pine. For anyone just starting out in woodworking, I can't recommend pine and poplar enough.

    by Ed_Pirnik | October 12, 2011
    Screws and Plugs for Rock-Solid Joinery

    Using screws to reinforce dado joints in bookcase shelves is a great way to ensure your furniture lasts a liftime, but how do you hide those ugly screw heads?

    by Ed_Pirnik | September 27, 2011
    How to Mill Lumber

    Milling lumber can often seem overwhelming to novice woodworkers but truth-be-told, it's not as hard as it may seem. In this video, woodworker Bob Van Dyke walks you through every

    by Bob_VanDyke | August 11, 2011
    The Vasa: Salvaging the World's Largest Woodworking Blunder

    If you visit the most popular tourist attraction in Sweden, you won’t find yourself in the midst of an amusement park, strolling through a 20 acre shopping mall or standing atop an 80 stor

    by spikeradio | July 19, 2011
    The Mysterious Case of the Exploding Shellac Can

    Two reasons you should always check the date of manufacture when purchasing shellac.

    by Ed_Pirnik | June 27, 2011
    How to Refinish Furniture: Step-by-Step Video and Free Download

    How to refinish furniture by Ed_Pirnik | May 9, 2011

    How to Refinish Furniture with an Antique Look

    When it comes to refinishing furniture, DIYers can quickly get lost amid the dozens-upon-dozens of finishing options.

    by Ed_Pirnik | April 14, 2011
    Assembling a Face Frame with Pocket Screws

    A quick and easy strategy for building face frames.

    by Robert_Settich | January 25, 2011
    Video: How to Use the Jointer Safely

    Proper technique and push sticks will help you use this essential milling tool safely.

    by AsaC | January 3, 2011

    By Robert J. Settich

    This article originally appeared in Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing & Installing Hardware (2003.)

    by StartWoodworking | December 9, 2010
    Mixing and Applying Wax

    Great product for decorating or protecting a wood surface

    by Peter_Gedrys | November 23, 2010
    Cutting Parts to Size

    How to turn rough lumber into straight, flat, square furniture parts

    by Stuart_Lipp | November 23, 2010
    How to Use a Card Scraper

    Card scrapers offer a surface that even smoother than sandpaper

    by Bob_VanDyke | November 16, 2010
    Surface Prep 101

    Sand, scrape or plane? There are many ways to prep a surface for a finish

    by AsaC | November 16, 2010
    Tips for Fixing Mistakes

    Easy repairs for common woodworking errors

    by AsaC | November 16, 2010
    Basics on Installing Hardware

    The basics of installing hinges and pulls

    by AsaC | November 16, 2010
    Rudiments of Tabletop Glue-Up

    Tips for panel glue-ups

    by AsaC | November 16, 2010
    No Mess Glue-ups

    Keep the glue in your joints and away from your surfaces to finish

    by Jeff_Jewitt | November 11, 2010
    A Time and a Place for Every Finishing Method

    Should you use a wipe-on, brush-on, or spray finish?

    by Mark_Schofield | November 11, 2010
    Basics of Frame-and-Panel Construction

    This construction method is a popular method for making doors, cabinetry, and a variety of furniture and architectural components.

    by AsaC | November 10, 2010
    Our Favorite Finishes

    Selecting a finish can be a daunting task. Here are a few of the more common furniture finishes out there, with information on the benefits and downsides of each.

    by StartWoodworking | November 9, 2010
    Making a Cutlist

    An accurate list helps you get just the right amount of lumber

    by Philip_Lowe | November 3, 2010