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The Dovetail Joint – Take A Step Into Advanced Joinery

The dovetail joint is a classic woodworking joint that is known best for its use with drawers. But that’s not the only reason to use this joint. Dovetail joinery can be used for many different types of projects, and the joint itself has several different variations. There’s the standard through dovetail joint, there’s the half-blind dovetail joint, the sliding dovetail, the lap dovetail, and even … Read More

5 Techniques for Better Accuracy In Your Wood Shop

Accuracy is a big hurdle for many aspiring woodworkers. All too often, your cuts and your joints end up out of square, unlevel, not flat, gapped, and so on… So what do you do about it? Well, for starters, don’t let it get you down! It’s not your fault. We all lack the ability to a certain extent to produce all of our cuts with … Read More

How to make table saw runners

How To Make Table Saw Runners

If you’ve spent any time in the wood shop making sleds for your table saw, you know that table saw runners are an important step to get just right. However, for many beginners, the process can be a bit of a mystery. How do you make the runner fit perfectly without any slop? How do you properly attach it to the sled? How do you … 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

Pocket Hole Joinery

Pocket Hole Joinery – Here’s How I Do It

Pocket joinery has been around a long time, and still to this day you find woodworkers on both sides of the aisle, as far as considering it a real woodworking joinery technique. I feel like it really comes down to the individual and their own personal preference on whether or not it’s ok to use metal in woodworking (like screws, brads, fasteners, etc…) There have … Read More

How to apply wipe on poly

How To Apply Wipe On Poly

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

Furniture Base Molding, How To Build It And Install It

You can make any piece of furniture look professionally built by adding some simple trim molding, like crown, or furniture base molding. I’m going to show you my exact process of adding some base molding to the office desk I’m building for my wife. I’ve already shown you exactly how I build the drawers and install full extension drawer slides. Next on my list is … 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