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?
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 scrollsaw tutorial.
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, watch this home improvement how-to.
There's nothing that halts progress on a DIY project like a stripped screw. It's incredibly frustrating to get out, and that's just the beginning of your problems. Once it's out, you might also have to fix the hole if you want to use it for anything else. There are tons of ways to do this, but if you're looking for something quick and simple, Chris over on Man Made DIY has you covered.
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.
The trugs are made from finished birch and lamium (sp)birch plywood. 1 inch wide and 4 millimeters thick plywood in three thickness. Laminate three pieces together to make a handle. Make a rim in the same way. It is made in two halves, put in a drying rack overnight and then trimmed and pinned together at the side with solid brass pins which won't rust. They are placed in a former where the boards are plced into the trug. The boards are 1 1/2 millimeter aircraft ply. The handle and rim are so...
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!
This is a quick demo of how to make a cardboard chair.
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.
Downing drinks while perched on the bed, the floor, and the arms of the couch is totally awesome!!! (If you're a college freshman.) Otherwise it sucks. Don't get us wrong; living small doesn't mean you can't party like a rock star, it just requires a little creativity. This project offers dual functionality: wall art on quiet evenings, and extra seating and side tables on nights when friends roll in to bring down the house.
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.
A sticking bifold door can really cramp your style, and access to your linen closet or pantry. To fix the problem, you'll have to take the door off the hinges, and take a sander to it. Phillips Woodworking shows you how to sand down the sticking part, and cover it up with some paint. Your door will be opening and closing like new!
In this video Bob Schmidt shows you how to anchor wood wall plates to concrete during your basement remodeling renovation project.
Tommy and Al talk workshop safety and make a table saw push stick to ensure all your digits stay intact. Woohoo!
If you love both woodworking and magic, then you have come to the right place! This video will show you how to make a cool DIY magic paddle with stars on it. For the trick, you can appear to remove the stars from one side and have them disappear from the other side as well. It has some other good magic tricks as well that don't require any carpentry skills.
Why sit on a regular old couch when you can get in the fast lane? Guru Brian shows how he made the hotrod-inspired furniture featured in Episode 5 of My Home 2.0.
In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a snowboard workbench. For this project you will need an old snowboard, some wood and the required tools. Pre cut the wood into these lengths: 4 x 31” and 5 x 29. 5”. From the snowboard remove the bindings and stomp pad if possible. Drill 4 holes at both ends with 3/16 drill bit. Flip the board over and draw lines the center piece of wood to help align it later. Now take 3 piece of 29. 5 long wood and make a ‘U’ shape. You can w...
In this two-part tutorial series from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good discusses how to finish scrollsaw projects–a process which, according to Steve, includes four steps: gluing, sanding, beautifying and protecting. Let Steve walk you through his finishing process with this tutorial.
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.
Want a work table for your garage workshop? If you can use a wooden workbench, you can build one. And this carpenter's guide, which presents a complete breakdown of the build process, will show you precisely how to do it. For more information, and to get started building your own custom worktable for your garage woodshop, watch this free video guide.
Don't let that stuck drawer aggravate you on a daily basis; find the problem and fix it once and for all.
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!
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 videos. From Eagle Lake Woodworking on this specific lesson:
In this next woodworking tutorial, you'll find out how to make a favorite game using, of course, wood!
If you ever wanted to make your own rainstick from scratch, you've clicked the right video. In this tutorial, you'll be taken step-by-step on what supplies you'll need to make this cool looking trinket. It can take up to a day or less depending on your level of handiness in the garage, so check out the video, take notes, and enjoy!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a woodland toilet or tree bog. To use a woodland toilet, it is the same as using a regular toilet except it does not involve flushing. The waste goes into the hole in the base. The woodland toilets are located in clear and open areas for easy access. Every hour, users will need to pour down sawdust to help decompose the waste and prevent the smell. Do not pour too much sawdust down the toilet at once. This video will benefit hose viewers who ar...
I do mine on paper and in these two videos I will show you how to do them. Doesn't involve a computer unless you want to clean them up and color them in to show others.
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.
MAKE zine aims to bring the DIY aesthetic and mindset to all the technology in your life. They want you to break open things and put them back together in a better way. In this video, MAKE and KipKay show you how to build a plexiglass drawer organizer so you'll be able to find your stuff in a pinch. This isn't a project for novice crafters, but the steps here aren't hard to follow.
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.
The video demonstrates the way of converting a plain IKEA cabinet for a girl's bedroom using spray paint. The person presenting us the video uses a pink all-purpose spray paint from Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch. The cabinet to be painted is dismantled and placed on a table. The person recommends to shake the paint spray bottle well before using it. First she paints the cabinet body and then the two cabinet doors using the pink spray paint. Once the spraying is complete, she lets it dry well and...
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.
Watch the video and animation for to see how it works. The drawing(free PDF download) is included in the description of the videos.
This table magically folds over to create a secret compartment. This way you don't have to clean the table off, just fold it over and use the backside.
The Woodworking Underground shows in this video tutorial a quick and inexpensive way to repair the slot in your Festool MFT (multi-function table) work table, from pro Joseph Fusco. This how-to video is a must watch for all furniture and woodwork enthusiasts.
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.
This short video shows the basics for making a wooden puzzle. using any piece of wood, you too can create a wooden puzzle for your kids. This woodworking project should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Build a simple wood puzzle.
If you are interested in creating a jewelry box for your kid, wife, or even yourself, installing a half-mortise lock can be a tricky project. This is a piece of hardware that will help make any jewlery chest look professional and adds a bit of character to the piece. So in this tutorial, you'll discover just how difficult it can be to install a half-mortise lock. The video offers some helpful advice that will make the job much easier. But in order for it to work, make sure you follow the step...
One of the most commonly used tools in woodworking is the table saw. It's easy to use and make clean accurate cuts for any wood project. Out of all the different cuts that can be made, a rabbet is a common one. A rabbet is just a notch that is usually cut into the edge or end of a board and is used with things like cabinets or drawers. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to cut rabbets on a table saw. So sit back and enjoy! Oh, and when using a table saw, please be careful! Cut rabbets o...
This video shows how to install the last row of laminate flooring. Take one of the last row pieces of laminate that was cut to size, and tilt it into the laminate floor. Lay a pull bar from your wedge kit across the laminate, and wedge it between the wall and the