Torsion box workbench

Torsion Box Workbench

I used to do all my assembly work on a workbench that had a double-layer plywood top. At the time of building that workbench, I had never heard of a torsion box workbench. The old plywood top lasted for years and along the way, I noticed that it was not as flat as I once thought it was. I would like to believe that when I … Read More

Miter Saw Woodworking Ideas

6 Awesome Miter Saw Woodworking Ideas

The compound miter saw is a versatile and handy tool. I use mine for many projects in my wood shop (a.k.a. my garage). The miter saw handles several different types of cuts, and as long as you have a good sharp blade, and a good quality miter saw, you’ll be able to make crisp, clean cuts every time for all your miter saw woodworking ideas! … Read More

How to apply wipe on poly

How To Apply Wipe On Poly – An Easy Way To A Great Finish

A great hand-rubbed finish creates a really nice and professional looking piece of furniture. Sometimes it’s just not practical to brush on poly for various reasons. Or maybe you haven’t learned and perfected that technique. Whatever the case, you may be better off learning how to apply wipe on poly. I’ve finished most of the furniture I’ve built with wipe on poly. It’s easy and … Read More

How to choose a miter saw

How To Choose A Miter Saw

If you’re looking to buy a new miter saw, then a good place to start is figuring out exactly how to CHOOSE a miter saw. This can vary, depending on the TYPES OF CUTS it will be used for. There are 2 different main sizes, and many different features available with each size. For this guide, we will be covering 10″ and 12″ compound miter … Read More

Install Drawer Pulls

How To Install Drawer Pulls

Many kinds of furniture use drawers – and they all need drawer pulls (or knobs). The exception would be the drawers that are built for finger-pull. But because you’re here reading about how to install drawer pulls, then it’s safe to assume you’re not building a finger-pull drawer. Or maybe you’re replacing drawer pulls or knobs in your kitchen, or on a piece of furniture. … Read More

Install full extension drawer slides

Install Full Extension Drawer Slides

If you want easy access to the deepest part of the drawer, you’ll want to install full extension drawer slides. This is a type of drawer slide that uses ball bearings and a 3-piece rail system for extra extension. You can pick these up at any home store, at various lengths. You’ll want to choose the slide that is equal to or just less than … Read More

How to build a drawer

How To Build A Drawer

There are a hundred ways to build a drawer. But all you need to know is one. I’m going to show you exactly how I build a drawer every time, whether it’s for a china hutch, a computer desk, or a shop workbench. My method is easy, quick, and the drawer comes out very solid, stable, and square, every time. I’ll be building a computer … Read More

Miter Saw Adjustments

Miter Saw Adjustments For Perfect Cuts

Tuning up your miter saw for perfect cuts is a process worth understanding. All it takes is a few miter saw adjustments from time to time to make sure your 90s are true, both horizontally and vertically. While the various brands of miter saws have their own specifics on how to make adjustments, they are all pretty much the same. There are 2 different adjustments … Read More

How To Build A Picture Frame

Are you looking for an easy way to build a picture frame you can hang today? Are you constantly being reminded by your empty walls that all those family pictures still in their envelopes are quickly becoming outdated? If you’re like me and my family, then you probably have more pictures that never saw a frame then you care to admit. And to buy picture frames … Read More

How To Install Hardwood Flooring

How to Install Hardwood Flooring

Installing hardwood flooring doesn’t have to be difficult, we’ve provided guidelines to follow that will allow you to be the expert you didn’t have to hire, saving you money and promoting the satisfaction of a home DIY (Do It Yourself) project done right. Learning how to install hardwood flooring requires time and effort but will definitely be worth all that you put into it giving … Read More

How to adjust your miter saw laser

How To Adjust Your Miter Saw Laser

 If you’ve got a miter saw, compound miter saw, or a sliding compound miter saw, you may have experience with trying to cut quickly, using a laser as a guide, and the cut being off a little bit. This is a common problem and means you need to make an adjustment on your laser. The fact is, if the laser is not adjusted perfectly, it … Read More

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How To Use A Miter Saw – Cuts and Techniques

The miter saw is a powerful and versatile tool. It’s a must-have for any do-it-yourselfer. You’ll use a good miter saw for doing framework, door casings, furniture building, crown molding, baseboards, and more. If you really want to know how to use a miter saw, follow this guide and you’ll see just how easy it is to make any of the 4 types of miter … Read More