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 putting your puzzle together.
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 own Swedish bookcase, watch this helpful how-to.
You may know how to cut and sand plywood, but bending it is a totally different skill set you need to master, but this woodworking how-to will show you the right moves in seven easy steps. In the video, a bend is being applied to plywood for a curved chair leg, but this method could be used for any kind of plywood bends.
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 you can.
This is a quick demo of how to make a cardboard chair.
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.
Shopsmith Academy shows you how to safely make a 60 degree bevel miter cut. Apply this lesson to your next woodworking project. Watch this video for useful woodworking tips. Search Shopsmith Academy on WonderHowTo for more woodworking videos.
I hate being cold. That's why I live in Los Angeles. But, there are plenty of folks who are experiencing some pretty chilly temperatures this year, despite global warming, and one of the worst places affected is the garage. C'mon, who has a freakin' heater in their garage?
If you've been working on a project and need to know how to put up a door using a butt hinge, this video should help. In the tutorial, The Wood Whisperer, will let you know what tools you'll need to determine how to properly install a butt hinge mortise. Installing it incorrectly can result in an off balance door and can be tedious to try and fix. So check out the video for more information, take notes, and good luck!
If you loved the cedar log bench, try out your chainsaw skills on something for the inside of your home— a log coffee table. Using a chainsaw as your primary woodworking tool is dangerously unusual, but the results are well worth the risk! In this two-part video, learn the techniques to chainsawing your way to a beautiful log coffee table made from scraps. It's great for any outdoorsman's living room or den.
In this next woodworking tutorial, you'll find out how to make a favorite game using, of course, wood!
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 to cut tapered legs that have all four faces tapered. So sit back and enjoy! Use a band saw to cut a tapered leg.
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.
Learn how to save money by not hiring a professional and install your new laminate floor on your own. In this video, Matt from Build Direct shows how to install a laminate floor, making sure you don't break the tongue on the laminate flooring boards.
In this tutorial (with an extended introduction) from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good will teach you how to build automata using a scrollsaw. As always, the pattern and plays are available, free of charge, through Steve's blog: scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com.
Wine racks are one of the easiest and best-looking DIY pieces you can add to your kitchen. They're sort of the adult equivalent of making a birdhouse or a spice rack in shop class. This video will show you how to build a really nice wooden one yourself that goes over your refrigerator and will hold about 30 bottles of wine or liquor.
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, the CDs are very hot when they are taken out and should be handled with care. They are easily molded into the interesting flower shape by pressing them down over the neck of a bottle or by holding them in a cloth and s...
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.
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.
This video tutorial is in the Home & Garden category where you will learn how to make picture frames for vinyl record covers. These frames do not use nails or clips to hold the covers. The covers slide in and out of the frames so that they can be changed easily. For this you will need 4 pieces of wood 3/4" thick, Â¼" wide and 14" long. First you sand all the pieces. Then you set up your router and the rabbeting bit to cut out the four wooden pieces. Now you need to make indentations on the to...
Tim Carter demonstrates how to stain wood to get the color you want. Watching these video tips allows you to be able to apply wood stain to match almost any color. If you get the right color stain and apply it properly, your new piece of wood will match color-wise and allow the grain of the wood to show through.
This video shows a demonstration of a wooden bottle stopper being turned on a wood lathe
Make reading more fun for your children with a satisfyingly medieval bookcase that your little prince (or princess) will use day in and day out. This woodworking project from Lowe's is a wooden bookcase with a castle top. It's completely functional, with plenty of storage for books and knick-knacks, as well as a storage drawer at the bottom. Best of all, the book castle can be easily modified to remove the castle top when your child's tastes change. Watch all four videos to see the build inst...
Tommy and Al sit down to talk about the spade foot of the Federal table. Tommy outlines how he used the drill press to create the spade foot on the marker board and then reviews how he created the tapered table leg. Use a drill press to create a spade foot table leg.
Many may not realize it, but finishing any kind of wood project is a great way for ensuring that it will last longer, as well as look great in the end. In this tutorial above, you'll find out some helpful tips for finishing your wood finish. You'll find an easy way to smooth out your lacquer or polyurethane wood finish after you've applied it. So good luck and enjoy!
Tommy (with Al asking the tough questions) walks you through the process of making simple dovetails and some classic "George Washington wooden teeth".
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.
This video describes the process of installing a moisture barrier over a concrete subfloor. The presenter is using 6 mil thick poly barrier. The barrier comes in rolls about twenty-four inches wide. When rolling out the moisture barrier you want to go from wall to wall and cover the entire floor. For optimal moisture control you will want to overlap the poly barrier by at least six inches. The barrier plastic does not need to be taped or secured to the floor at all, it simply lays on top of t...
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 frame less cabinets. Part three shows all the tools and some of the techniques you can use to apply edge banding. Finally, parts four and five demonstrates how to assemble to the cabinet carcass.
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 tear. All you need is iron edge banding, roller, sandpaper and an utility knife.
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. After you have these assembled from the bottom up you can insert the steps for the inside of the stairs. Make sure all of this is secure and everything is nailed in properly. Then, add in padding to the steps for your ...
If you're looking to add something that looks old and aged to your home, a door is always a good idea. Now finding a vintage door can take you time and money, but you can easily create one using a few inexpensive items from the store. All you need is a hand-held torch, some stain, and a door. So check out the tutorial to find out more. Good luck and be careful. Enjoy!
If you're looking to add a table to your study room or living room area, look no further. Instead of going out and dishing anywhere from $80-$100 dollars on a round table top, why not make one yourself. You can do that with this helpful tutorial from Woodsmith magazine. It's easy to follow and will make a nice addition to anywhere in your home. Enjoy! Make a round, solid table top.
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 of charge, through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com.
In order to prepare a log for Tiki Carving, you will need the following items: a hardhat or a helmet, a respirator, a log, a planer, and a blade.
Even if you don't have kids, this project is so useful that you're going to want to build a folding chair yourself. Just because we're building a kids project doesn't mean it has to be just for kids!
If you are trying to create a lamb's tongue chamfer, then you must know that extra detail is important. Doing this can be hard and time consuming, but in the end it results in a beautiful looking piece. It's a detail that has been traditionally used throughout time and requires a steady hand. So check out this tutorial on how to make a lamb's tongue chamfer today. Enjoy! Make a lamb's tongue chamfer.
The handyman in this video teaches viewers how to repair a broken leg of a kitchen table chair. To make these repairs all that is needed, other than the chair, is a liquid nail, a small nail screw, turpentine and screw driver. The handy man in the video makes this repair look easy and in expensive, which is a great alternative to having to purchase a new kitchen chair. He not only explains how to make the repair but how the repair works and why it is effective.
This tutorial shows you how to build your own picture frame from scratch. It's a grea tutorial for those interested in saving some money for a high-end frame or for those interested in expanding their woodskills. This tutorial has great insight and tips for making a great looking frame. Sit back and enjoy! Build your own picture frame from scratch.
Whittling seems hard, but not with this video tutorial... watch to learn how to carve a teeny wooden mouse with a small knife, sander and drill.