9 Wood Shop Projects

9 Wood-Shop Projects To Get Your Woodworking Hobby Off The Ground

If there’s one thing most beginner woodworkers are missing, it’s the right tool for the job. But that doesn’t always mean an expensive power tool. Sometimes it’s nothing more than a simple jig that can assist you in making the cutting or clamping process go easier. So today, I want to show you 9 awesome wood shop projects that will help you with many different … Read More

Miter Sled

How To Build A Miter Sled

In this project tutorial we’ll be making a miter sled, which will be dedicated to cutting 45 degree angle cuts, ideal for trim work, picture frames, wall decor, and many other projects. This is a sled for your table saw and it’s made with a 1/2″ plywood base (although that can be done in 3/4″), the miter fences are 1-1/2″ plywood (two 3/4″ pieces laminated), … 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

Build Your Own Table Saw Sled – 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

My 2-Car Garage Woodshop Layout

As you can see in the graphic above, I’ve got a 2-car garage that I’ve turned into my woodshop, while leaving space for my wife to park inside. Even though it was laid out to allow for that parking, she usually parks outside so I’ve got more room for assembly. Not only that, we’ve got 3 kids and they tend to need space for their … Read More

Torsion box workbench

Torsion Box Workbench

I used to do all my assembly work on a workbench that had a double-layer plywood top. At the time of building that workbench, I had never heard of a torsion box workbench. The old plywood top lasted for years and along the way, I noticed that it was not as flat as I once thought it was. I would like to believe that when I … Read More