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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 : 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 : Make a light switch plate out of an old CD

In this video you will be shown an interesting method of recycling old CDs. The creator suggests using old CDs to make wall mountings for circular dimmer switches. He starts be using his router to create a circular indent in a piece of redwood this if for the CD. He then cuts ...more

How To : Build a wood flag and certificate display case

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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Make a tabouret table designed by Gustav Stickley

Here's my interpretation of Gustav Stickley's No. 603 tabouret. This little round table works great in almost any decor. The construction of the table looks deceptively simple, but it has its fair share of challenges. You have to be accurate and precise in the execution of th ...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

How To : Build a table with removable legs

So whether you’re a beginning builder with a little know-how, or you happen to be an experienced craftsman itching to do another project, watch these basic carpentry videos and learn how to build table from scratch. Learn what tools and materials you need, how to take measurem ...more

How To : Make stilts

Here is a short video showing you how to make stilts. These are perfect for both adults and children to enjoy, so hurry up and make your stilts today. Make stilts. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

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 : 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 : Laminate a wood panel

Looking for a primer on how to laminate a panel of wood? Well, you're in luck, as this DIY video guide provides just that — and in just under six minutes! For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started laminating your own wood panels, w ...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 : Create a custom table and attach legs with Lowe's

Need an outdoor patio table or perhaps a decorative indoor table for a child's room? Thanks to this video from Lowe's, learn how to build a custom table and attach legs that would be perfect for a child's or toddler's room. Give your home décor a little boost with this creativ ...more

How To : Build a pool table

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How To : Fix a drawer that sticks

Don't let that stuck drawer aggravate you on a daily basis; find the problem and fix it once and for all. Step 1: Remove the drawer Remove the drawer. Pull it out until it stops, then lift up the end and pull it a little bit more. This should release the drawer from its glid ...more

How To : Use scrap wood to make a picture frame box

Most people have scrap wood hanging around in their garage collecting dust - so why not make a cool gift out of it? This picture frame box can be made in a couple of days and with a little elbow grease. It is a lovely gift for any occasion, and basically free to make. Note: D ...more

How To : Use a band saw to cut a tapered leg

Cutting tapered legs, can be a challenge withing itself. When using a band saw, it makes the job much more simpler to do, but there can be certain situations when it can prove to be tricky. That's when you need some tricks to help you out. In this tutorial, you'll find out how ...more

How To : Use a router to make a bowl

There's nothing like the sweet satisfaction of making something using your own two hands. It can give you a great sense of pride knowing that you were able to make something that you and others can use. If you're interested, check out this video tutorial on how to make a bowl ...more

How To : Cut a hollow vase with a scroll saw

In this two-part tutorial series from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good walks you through the process of creating a hollow vase entirely without a lathe. As always, the pattern is available, free of charge, through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Part 1 of 2 - H ...more

How To : Mix wood stains to create custom colors

Want to create a realistic or customized wood stain for your home? Learn how to get the exact color stain you need to match existing wood finishes or to create unique effects. Ron Hazleton is a DIY home improvement master. Everything from installing ceiling fans, to replacing ...more

How To : Whittle a wooden bird

Whittling has been around for years and years and doesn't require a great amount of skill to perform. What it does require is patience, a steady hand, and a creative mind. This tutorial focuses on how to start of whittling a wooden bird. So sit back, pay attention, and enjoy!

How To : Apply Edge Banding to Plywood

Plywood is flat, stable, and comes in lots of varieties. You can even use your plywood as a base for exotic veneers. But there is a consistent problem with plywood: how to treat the edges. This how-to video teaches you how to apply edge banding so it will hold up to wear and t ...more

How To : Make wood roof shingles by hand

In this video, we learn how to make wood roof shingles by hand. Start off with round oak wood, then split it with a splitting axe. Then, use a mallet to split them out further. Make sure to use clean and straight grained oak to do this. Now, remove the bark from the wood and s ...more

How To : Extend your jointer for a bigger outfeed table

Shopsmith Academy shows you how to add 24 inches to your jointer for a bigger outfeed table. Apply this lesson to your next woodworking project. Watch this video for useful woodworking tips. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.

How To : Build a fireplace mantel

Have an interest in building a protruded mantelpiece for your fireplace? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free woodworker's guide can present a complete overview of the process in fewer than 10 minutes. For more information, including a step-by-step look at the mantel (o ...more

How To : Finish antique furniture to give a distressed look

Kathy Carroll of the Chicago Institute of Fine Finishes and Faux by Kathy demonstrates how to give a decorative distressed look to antique furniture pieces. Distressing is a great way to revive outdated or worn pieces, as well as achieve character and age newer pieces. Antiqui ...more

How To : Paint a vintage shabby rose on your furniture

Artist Kate Bangs shows us how to improve old furniture with a shabby rose design. Take vanilla and fuchsia colored paint and mix them together as you paint them on the furniture to form the background. Let that background paint dry. With a watery brush paint the rest of the a ...more

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