How to build a coffee table

Build A Coffee Table

With this beginner coffee table project tutorial I’m going to show you how I build this simple table using pine boards you can get from any lumber store. This is a basic project that uses a couple types of joinery techniques, including pocket holes and mortise and tenon (the easy way). I made one almost identical to this a couple years ago, and after using … Read More

Woodworking Joinery basics - beginner woodworkers, learn which joinery types to use here.

Basic Woodworking Joinery Techniques

Today let’s discuss basic woodworking joinery techniques. This is for beginner woodworkers that want to understand what joinery types are good to start with, and when to use each kind. Every project has the potential to be changed and modified half way thru. I’ve done this many times – as I start to see the pieces come together and take shape, I realize there’s something … Read More

Rabbets, grooves and dados

Rabbets, Grooves, and Dados 101

A dado is a square or rectangular slot cut from one end of a board to the other, and technically it goes across the grain, while the slot is called a groove if it goes with the grain. However, many times this is still referred to as a dado. A stopped dado is when the slot doesn’t extend to the end of the board. This … Read More

Wood finishes

Wood Finishes 101 – Polyurethane vs Varnish vs Lacquer vs Shellac

When it comes to woodworking projects, you have so many options and very few limitations. From the species of wood you use, to the type of milling used to create the boards, tons of joinery options, unlimited ways to personalize your project, variations of design ideas, and more. But when all that comes to an end, when all the options and all the choices you’ve … Read More

Table Saw Sled

Table Saw Sled: How To Build Your Own – FREE Tutorial With Pictures

The absolute best cut quality I have ever achieved was, and always is, on a table saw. More often than not, using a table saw sled. The table saw cut’s smoother, cleaner, and with a good blade, requires less sanding (if any at all). When you incorporate a good table saw sled (crosscutting sled) in your shop, you can begin to create perfect cross cuts … Read More

How to apply a polyurethane

How To Apply Polyurethane – 4 Easy Steps To A Great Finish

The wood furniture projects we build are bound and determined to be worn down over time. This means a durable top coat is a critical part of building quality projects. So you need to know how to apply polyurethane, and that’s what I want to help you with today. I’ve built everything from toys, to outdoor patio tables, TV consoles, to my 6-seater dining room … Read More

Woodworking for beginners

Woodworking for Beginners – Tools, Projects, and Techniques

I absolutely love my woodworking hobby, and today I’m going to share with you all my best advice to get into woodworking for beginners. I’ve tried various types of projects, from painted plywood furniture, to scroll saw toys, outdoor concrete-topped tables, to indoor wall-décor and furniture. I absolutely love having the freedom to try new ideas and fun projects. Not to mention, almost everything I’ve … Read More

Woodworking Projects That Sell

38 Woodworking Projects That Sell – Easy Projects With Free Plans!

A little extra income here and there can make a BIG difference in most people’s financial situation. If you’ve got some tools, and a little know-how, you can make some extra cash by focusing on woodworking projects that sell. Woodworking is such a rewarding hobby, why not do what you enjoy and earn some extra cash in the process, right? It’s even possible to earn … Read More

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