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How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet | Beginner Friendly Woodworking Project – Part 1

How to Build a TV Lift Cabinet | Beginner Friendly Woodworking Project – Part 1

I don't watch much TV beyond sports, so the idea of building a beautiful piece of furniture that hides the TV was right up my alley.

Basic Woodworking Terms You Need to Know

Basic Woodworking Terms You Need to Know

We have our own language in woodworking and it can be confusing for beginners. Here are 25 basic woodworking terms to get you up to speed.

Why Your Jigsaw Isn’t Cutting Straight. How to Avoid Wandering, Deflection, and Bevelled Edges.

Why Your Jigsaw Isn’t Cutting Straight. How to Avoid Wandering, Deflection, and Bevelled Edges.

The jigsaw can be a difficult tool to great results with. I’ve identified six factors that you must get right in order to make the jigsaw behave and work well for you.

Building New Dining Table Benches (It Was Time)

Building New Dining Table Benches (It Was Time)

It was time I built new dining table benches. I walk through the whole build process from dowel joinery to paint & finish.

Easy Taper & Jointer Jig for the Table Saw

Easy Taper & Jointer Jig for the Table Saw

Taper furniture legs, cut complex angles, and joint rough edges with this easy-to-build Taper & Jointer Jig built for the table saw.

Sanding is Fun!?? How to Sand & Get Amazing Results

Sanding is Fun!?? How to Sand & Get Amazing Results

Everybody hates sanding, but a professional looking project depends on it. Here are the techniques of sanding.

The Quickest and Most Consistent Way to Install Cabinet Hardware

The Quickest and Most Consistent Way to Install Cabinet Hardware

Installing cabinet hardware can be quick and easy. Make this quick jig to knock out the rest of your cabinet hardware installs..

Circular Saw Crosscut & Rip Jig

Circular Saw Crosscut & Rip Jig

This handy circular saw crosscut and rip station will help you do some of the things a table saw and miter saw will.

Miter Saw Dust Collection Upgrade

Miter Saw Dust Collection Upgrade

I finally tamed the ridiculous dust hurricane that forms every time I make a cut with my miter saw. This jig is limited to 90 degree cuts.

Miter Saw Upgrades – Zero Clearance Insert and Fence

Miter Saw Upgrades – Zero Clearance Insert and Fence

Most miter saws come from the factory with some inferior features, so let's make some improvements and put on a new insert and a fence.

The 7 Tips Every Woodworker Should Know About Glue

The 7 Tips Every Woodworker Should Know About Glue

Glue makes the woodworking world go 'round. Find out the 7 things you'll really need to know about using wood glue and CA glue in your woodworking.

Plywood Lifting Jig System. Carry Plywood by Yourself!

Plywood Lifting Jig System. Carry Plywood by Yourself!

Easily lift full sheets of plywood by yourself with this plywood lifting jig that can be built in an afternoon.

How to Use a Circular Saw

How to Use a Circular Saw

The circular saw is a woodworking staple. Learn why you need one, the different types, and the best way to use it.

How to Build Board and Batten Shutters

How to Build Board and Batten Shutters

If you get the color right, these shutters will instantly transform the curb appeal of your home. And, they’re ridiculously easy to build. Make them as simple or intricate as you like.

Make This Circular Saw Track Saw Guide….With a Circular Saw

Make This Circular Saw Track Saw Guide….With a Circular Saw

Breaking down plywood is an issue for most hobbyist woodworkers. The best way I’ve found is to use a circular saw and some sort of straight-edge.

How to Build a Round Pedestal Dining Table

How to Build a Round Pedestal Dining Table

A local business asked me to build a table for their break room similar to a style they found available for sale.

This Circle Cutting Router Jig Only Takes 20 Minutes to Make – How to Cut Out a Round Table Top

This Circle Cutting Router Jig Only Takes 20 Minutes to Make – How to Cut Out a Round Table Top

This quick jig is perfect for a one-off use and can be built in about 20 minutes. Simple but accurate. It's easy enough that you could make it every time the need arises.

What Does the Ah (Amp hour) Mean on Cordless Tool Batteries?

What Does the Ah (Amp hour) Mean on Cordless Tool Batteries?

Wondering what in the world Ah (Amp hour) means? Is a 5Ah battery more powerful than a 2Ah battery? Does it last longer?

How to Use a Drill/Driver, Hammer Drill, and Impact Driver

How to Use a Drill/Driver, Hammer Drill, and Impact Driver

If you've never picked up a drill in your entire life, the above video and this article will show you everything you need to know.

How to Make a Fireplace Surround

How to Make a Fireplace Surround

It’s pretty amazing how easy this fireplace surround can be. It uses dimensional construction-grade lumber from the big box hardware store.

How to Make a Mudroom Cabinet Bench

How to Make a Mudroom Cabinet Bench

This project was an interesting request from a local client. They needed some benches that would help accommodate their large team meetings.

How to Make a Floating Shelf…That’s Also a Hidden Drawer!

How to Make a Floating Shelf…That’s Also a Hidden Drawer!

There are a thousand floating shelf examples, videos, and plans out there. But, I wanted to do something a little different and design one that was also entirely a hidden drawer.

Custom Built-in Cabinets and Bookcases

Custom Built-in Cabinets and Bookcases

Our good friends hired me to fill an empty, inset wall in their bonus room with built-in cabinets and bookcases.

I’m a Messy Woodworker Who Screws Up Constantly – 5 Things That Help

I’m a Messy Woodworker Who Screws Up Constantly – 5 Things That Help

It’s true. I can’t use a tape measure without making a mess. And, I make mistakes. I don’t screw up near as much as I used to, but I have been known to rebuild entire portions of a project.

Choosing the Right Wood to Build With

Choosing the Right Wood to Build With

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome when you first start woodworking is to figure out what kind of wood to use for your projects.

How To Make Shaker Cabinet Doors on the Table Saw

How To Make Shaker Cabinet Doors on the Table Saw

Shaker cabinet doors are a timeless and simple style. With the right tools they can also be easy to make. You may also hear this style of cabinet door called “frame and panel” or “ flat panel”.

How To Cut a Bevel Greater Than 45 Degrees

How To Cut a Bevel Greater Than 45 Degrees

This is an easy jig to accurately, safely, and reliably cut a bevel greater than 45 degrees on a large workpiece.

Building DIY Spice Rack Shelves With Only a Jigsaw

Building DIY Spice Rack Shelves With Only a Jigsaw

Organize your cabinet with this easy beginner woodworking project. I built these spice rack shelves with only a Jigsaw and a few accessories.

How To Use A Jigaw

How To Use A Jigaw

The jigsaw is a must for the beginning woodworker. It is a safer tool to use than many others and it lets you make all kinds of cuts.

How To Use A Miter Saw

How To Use A Miter Saw

It’s hard to get much done in the shop or on a job site without a miter saw. You can’t beat it for roughly crosscutting wood to length.

How to Use a Speed Square and Bevel Gauge to Find Angles in Woodworking

How to Use a Speed Square and Bevel Gauge to Find Angles in Woodworking

Learning how to capture, transfer, and measure angles is a foundational woodworking skill. It’s required for many woodworking projects.

How to Remove Ink Stains From Wood Without Destroying It

How to Remove Ink Stains From Wood Without Destroying It

I test 7 products on an ink stain in my new wooden desk. Some worked, some didn't, and one destroyed my desk.

How To Make A Custom Edge Grain Cutting Board | Edge Grain vs End Grain

How To Make A Custom Edge Grain Cutting Board | Edge Grain vs End Grain

With the right tools, a cutting board can be one of the simplest and most rewarding projects a woodworker can tackle.

Repairing an Antique Wash Basin Stand

Repairing an Antique Wash Basin Stand

I was recently asked to make some repairs to this antique wash basin stand. It has sentimental value to the owner and it was great to complete a quick project that means so much!

How to Make Cheap & Easy Wooden Benches

How to Make Cheap & Easy Wooden Benches

I woke up one morning to find our kitchen table chairs GONE. It was my wife's way of saying it was time to build new ones.

How to Make Wooden Drink Coasters

How to Make Wooden Drink Coasters

Making drink coasters is one of those quick projects that can be very satisfying. Wooden coasters make great gifts for any occasion.

How To Build a Balustrade Coffee Table

How To Build a Balustrade Coffee Table

Watch a beautiful coffee table come together in the style of Restoration Hardware built for a fraction of the cost.

How To Build a Puzzle and Game Table

How To Build a Puzzle and Game Table

This project is a simple design that allows you to keep a game going by covering with a lid. The table can be used while the game is covered.

How To Build a Custom Dog Kennel

How To Build a Custom Dog Kennel

The phrases "Dog Kennel" and "Fine Furniture" usually aren't found in the same sentence - until now. This kennel is sized for two large dogs.