Basic Beginner-Friendly End-Table

I’ve built 2 of these, both using dimensional pine lumber from Lowes, and basic pocket-hole joinery. You can finish however you like. I recommend staining the pine to a shade you want, then finishing with a wipe on polyurethane. >How to Stain Wood>How to Apply Wipe-on Poly Be sure to sign up at the bottom of the page to get PDF plans for projects like … Read More

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

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

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

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

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