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Watch : Lightning Pattern Burned into Wood Furniture

Lightning is scary and powerful, yet when harnessed correctly, it can become a beautiful pattern for hand-crafted wooden furniture. Much like Zeus in ancient mythology, Canadian Woodworks is harnessing the power and beauty of lightning, but they're doing it for aesthetic purp ...more

News : Watch This Cabinet Open Up Like a Paper Fan

As Thanksgiving looms near, we all understand the importance of having a nice, well-decorated home that your relatives can feel free to mercilessly critique because that's what families do. If you're looking to mix up your home décor with something a little bit outside the tr ...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 : 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 : 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 : Cut a scrolled round inlay box with a scrollsaw

In this tutorial from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good discusses inlays, and demonstrates one of the simplest inlay types, the bevel inlay. Watch as Steve guides you step-by-step through the cutting of his inlay box on the scrollsaw. As always, the pattern is available, free ...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 : Fix a cracked wood cutting board

If you have a cutting board that you made or purchased from the store, excessive exposure to water can be bad. Water can be sucked into the wood and damage the wood board, eventually leading to a crack. Instead of throwing it out, you may want to let it sit for a couple of wee ...more

News : Sitting On Stephen Colbert's Face

How's this for a DIY project: "Stephen Colbert!!! I’m sitting on your face! The couch creates a forced perspective, with the appropriate subject matter of Stephen Colbert… I must say, look at all the pictures, the face changes as you move about the room. People will gravita ...more

How To : Make a cube puzzle out of wooden blocks

If you like to work with wood and want to make a fun and challenging project, you can make a cube puzzle. A good tip to keep in mind is that your saw blades are sharp, aligned, and adjusted properly and cutting as straight as possible to get the tightest fit when you are putti ...more

How To : Make a Unique Cardboard Chair

There have been numerous chairs made out of recycled or reclaimed cardboard. This week on the GreenerBusiness Podcast, we attempt to build our own unique comfortable cardboard chair. Video: .

How To : Build a target shooting bench

A lot of the available shooting benches on the market today are well-made, but it's really hard to find one that you're completely comfortable with. That's why it's best to make your own custom shooting bench, made especially for you, how you want it. This video tutorial will ...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 : Hollow Spiral Candlestick

Watch this video to learn how to make a candlestick. This is a tough project for advanced woodwork. Part 1 of 5 - How to Hollow Spiral Candlestick. Part 2 of 5 - How to Hollow Spiral Candlestick. Part 3 of 5 - How to Hollow Spiral Candlestick. Part 4 of 5 - How to Hollow Sp ...more

How To : Turn a finial out of a 2 x 4 piece of wood

In this video, Mark Sillay uses a unique grind on his spindle gouge and shows how he sharpens it. If you've never seen the Jool Tool sharpening system, you're going to be impressed. After sharpening his spindle gouge, Mark proceeds to cut a very delicate finial out of a piece ...more

News : Build a Secret Spy Bookcase

Building a secret spy bookcase is not as difficult as it may sound. Who wouldn't want a secret lair all to themselves? Learn how to make your own. Instructables member nylanan provides simple plans for  a hidden door. Check it out: Another example from flickr member agmk (unf ...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 : 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 : 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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 a storage box for your deck

Building a storage box for your deck is a smart way to add extra storage to an area usually not known for having storage. The great thing about using wood than plastic, is that is adds to the feeling of being outside and can be stained to match the look of your deck. This thre ...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 : 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 : Cover plywood edges

Watch this video to learn a few of the many ways you can cover the exposed edges of plywood. The Wood Whisperer demonstrates how to iron on veneer, thin solid wood, and thick solid wood.

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 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 : Use a scroll saw

Here's a great introduction to the scroll saw. If you're a craft woodworker, you probably already know what a useful tool it is. It's the best saw for making precision cuts in wood, plastic, and metal.

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 : Put a finish on wood to pop the grain

Learn about different finishes. In this video, the Wood Whisperer puts the finish on a pencil holder. It's not just any finish. Since we are working with a beautiful curly maple, the finish deserves a little extra special attention. Learn how to pop the grain.

How To : Make a book stand

Keep your cookbook open to a recipe. Learn how to build a simple book stand in this free wood project video from a woodworking teacher. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make a book stand. Make a book stand - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Make a book ...more

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