how to build cabinet doors

How To Build Cabinet Doors

Depending on the type of cabinet you’re building, this process will vary some. But the basics are the same, you need a frame, that fits around a panel, which can be plain, raised, or decorated somehow. For this tutorial on how to build cabinet doors, I’ll be making a tongue and groove, framed x-style sliding door. And don’t worry about the hardware. Whether you’re using … Read More

kitchen island trim tutorial

Kitchen Island Trim For A Rustic Island Project

In this article I’m going to show you (with pictures) how to build, finish, and attach your kitchen island trim. For the sake of this post, that includes the face frame, trim work on the sides, and the base. For the trim and face frame I used white oak, stained with Minwax’s English Chestnut. The base is made from pine 2x4s, painted black, and set … Read More

How You Can Make Knot Holes & Voids Vanish

So I was making my coffee table and once the top was glued together, I sanded it down flat. It was at that point I could really see it. I could tell I didn’t choose the best lumber at lowes for this project. There were voids and knot holes everywhere! Ok, to be honest, I knew this was going to happen, and I chose the … Read More

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

How To Stain Wood

How To Stain Wood – Easy Process That Works Great

Wood stain is a centuries-old dye or pigment used to change the color of raw wood. Read the wiki page to learn more about the history. However, for this article, I’ll just cover my basic and simple process for how to stain wood on a sanded and ready project. For my pine coffee table project I’ll be using a pre-stain wood conditioner, and then after … 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

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