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News : These Beautiful Chairs Are Grown, Not Made

For anyone who has spent an entire afternoon attempting to assemble a set of IKEA chairs, these wooden masterpieces probably seem pretty appealing. British furniture maker Gavin Munro has found a way to create interesting, yet functional pieces by planting tree shoots, guidin ...more

How To : Treat your furniture for bed bugs

Nothing is worse than bed bugs, right? Those pesky little creatures can make you seriously uncomfortable and cost you tons of money replacing furniture. But you can treat your furniture without spending money or having to throw it out. You will need to inspect everything thoro ...more

How To : Store your lawn equipment on your garage walls

Home improvement expert Danny Lipford provides tips to help organize your garage. Watch this video tutorial to see how to store your lawn equipment on your garage walls. An important step in organizing your garage is to store large tools—like rakes, shovels, and wheelbarrows— ...more

How To : Cut plywood without a table saw

Cutting plywood on the table saw can be difficult because you have to move the unwieldy 4x8 sheet across the blade. A better solution is to move a circular saw over the sheet. For rips, the saw table rides next to a guide strip and for cross cuts, a fence squares the jig to th ...more

How To : Use a skew tool

Watch this instructional woodworking video to learn how to use a skew tool. This is a difficult and slightly dangerous tool to use. Pay attention to these safety tips to help you carve wood with accuracy.

How To : Make a magic wooden disappearing box

The wooden magic disappearing box is a great project to work on if you are great at woodworking, this can be a great gift for someone or a great addition for your next magic trick. When working with wood and making specific sized cuts, it is important to measure as closely as ...more

How To : Build a desk hutch

This video series shows you how to build a desk hutch all the way from designing it to installing lights. If you watched the series on building a desk, this is a great second step in creating your own custom office. Part 1 of 15 - How to Build a desk hutch. Build a desk hutch ...more

How To : Make a sharpening jig set up for bowl gouges

This instructional woodworking video to make a wooden jig for sharpening gouge tools on a grinding wheel. These sharpening jigs give consistent grinds. The jig makes sharpening a gouge almost foolproof so you can get back to wood turning.

How To : Make a flower arrangement using old CDs

In this video, Steven Marin shows us an interesting method to recycle old CDs to make beautiful flower arrangements along with other recycled materials. In order to make the flowers, you need to take your old CDs and heat them up in a toaster oven. As demonstrated in the video ...more

How To : Make a rustic box out of a log of applewood

If you're lucky enough to have a large backyard, or perhaps even a plot of land, then you probably have several trees on hand. If for whatever reason one or two of these trees needs to be cut down, don't just dispose of the wood! Check out this woodworking video to learn how ...more

How To : Make a nail-through-wood trick decor item

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to create a wooden object that seems to defy the rules of physics. You can put it together using simple tools, without spending a lot of time or money on it. The results will baffle visitors to your home!

How To : Make a wooden pencil holder

This video covers the construction and assembly of a decorative pencil holder. These make great gifts and are excellent for utilizing scrap. This video is for the more experienced woodworker, knowledge of tools is required. To apply a beautiful finish on the pencil holder, see ...more

How To : Measure wood by relative dimensioning

The Wood Whisperer demonstrates how we can install hinges on a cabinet without a tape measure, using relative dimensioning. In this example, we use center lines instead of marking the top and bottom of each piece that needs to line up. Using shims at the bottom and top of the ...more

How To : Assemble an IKEA Billy bookcase

Looking for comprehensible instructions on how to assemble your IKEA Billy bookcase? You're in luck! This free video tutorial presents comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to put together a Billy shelving unit. For detailed instructions and to get started setting up your o ...more

How To : Use and maintain a laminate trimmer

Power tools for trimming wood. Learn how to use a laminate trimmer in this free woodworking from an expert carpenter. Part 1 of 15 - How to Use and maintain a laminate trimmer. Use and maintain a laminate trimmer - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvilla ...more

How To : Build pet steps for your animals with Lowe's

In this tutorial we learn how to build pet steps for your animals with Lowe's. Start out with making the lines for the sides of our steps on a piece of ply wood. Cut these out with a circular saw and then start assembling the steps. Use wood glue, nails and a hammer to do this ...more

How To : Build wooden cabinet boxes

Do you want to learn how to build cabinets? Watch this five-part video tutorial for the basics of cabinet making using wood. Part one demonstrates the basics of making cabinet boxes from sheet goods while part two goes over how to cut the deck and stretchers for European-style ...more

How To : Build a pool table

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial vi ...more

How To : Build a beautiful cedar log bench using a chainsaw

For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodwo ...more

How To : Build your own pub table and matching stools

This style of table is often only seen at restaurants, but you can easily build a set for your own home - a square, high-set pub table with four matching stools. A stylish addition to any kitchen or dining room. Part 1 of 5 - How to Build your own pub table and matching stools ...more

How To : Make your own tortilla press

This step by step instructional video will show you how you are able to make your own tortilla press at home using simple everyday materials. Shows the best sizes of wood to make the tortilla press and what tools you will need to complete this project. Including tips and trick ...more

How To : Build a steamer trunk

The Wood Whisperer thinks you have what it takes to be a great woodworker. In this 4-part series, the Wood Whisperer is building a steamer trunk for a friend. He takes you through the process of building a steamer trunk, from beginning to end. Check out more tutorials on woodw ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall to flatten a sloped lawn

In this video you will learn how to build a retaining wall to flatten a sloped lawn. He says that if someone wants to garden but their yard is sloped and they know they can't do it, they should know that this is a lot of work. So be prepared to dedicate a lot of time and effor ...more

How To : Use a nail set & punch for woodworking

Bob Schmidt teaches us how to use a nail set & punch for woodworking. A nail set is a traditional kit that you can find anywhere. The nail set punch does not require a hammer to use and is very easy to figure out. Place this on a nail and then pull the spring back. Keep the pr ...more

How To : Make a collapsible basket with a scrollsaw

In this two-part tutorial from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good demonstrates how to create a collapsible basket with a scrollsaw. As always, the pattern is available through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Make your own collapsible basket with this great scroll ...more

How To : Remove a Scratch from an Antique Table

Hi everyone, I have been working on some videos and tips about restoring antique furniture, in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to remove a scratch from a wooden table. Video: . First, colour the scratch, using a wood dye (be sure that it matches the wood), apply using ...more

How To : Laminate stairs

In this tutorial, we learn how to laminate stairs. First, you will need to grab your laminate and measure out the stairs. Then, cut out the nosing to the stairs. After this, you will need to cut out the laminate with a chop saw to place it on the front of the stairs so it look ...more

How To : Make your own resin tabletop

In order to make your own resin tabletop, you will need the following: a clean piece of wood (e.g. 2' x 2' piece of plywood, resin, gloves, objects to imbed in the table, and ultra seal. You will need to create a border to prevent the resin from dripping over the side. There ...more

How To : Build bookcases for a home library

Books, books and more books — we've had that problem for years. Books stored in boxes in the closet, books in the attic and some in the basement that eventually became ruined. In this DIY video tutorial, you'll find step-by-step instructions for building pine bookcases to hous ...more

How To : Build a serving/prep cart for a kitchen

If you need a little extra space in your kitchen, but can't add any more cabinetry, then this next tutorial is for you. In this video you'll find out how to build a serving/prep cart for your kitchen. This can be moved to any place in your kitchen and is ideally used for prepa ...more

How To : Build an outdoor garden bench with Lowe's

What does your backyard need? A garden. You already have one? Then how about a garden bench? Join Lowe's as they walk you through, step by step, the building of a wooden garden bench. One of the most marvelous things about woodworking is that with just a little planning and ef ...more

How To : Build a small wooden gift box out of scraps

Making gifts for people is one of the best ways to save money and show them your care on Christmas. Why not take it a step further by making the box you put your present in? This video will show you how to make a simple wooden box out of scrap wood using a router. Part 1 of 2 ...more

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