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

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

14 Essential Woodworking Hand Tools

Are you a beginner woodworker needing to know exactly what woodworking hand tools you should invest in first? I was in the same boat a few years ago, and over the course of several projects I figured out pretty quickly which tools I really needed, and which ones were a waste of money. So today I want to share with you, in my experience, the … Read More

Beginner woodworking projects

11 Easy Beginner Woodworking Projects

There are SO dang many options of beginner woodworking projects I can’t possibly name them all, just like you can’t possibly build them all! But don’t worry, I’ve narrowed down 11 of the most popular, easy, fun, and practical beginner woodworking projects that just about anyone can do, no matter your skill level. I’ve got you covered! And when I say easy projects, I mean … 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

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 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