Most people think of gears as big pieces of metal, but for a long time gears were mostly wooden affairs. In this video you'll learn how to make small wooden gears that you can use in all sorts of complicated machinery oriented woodworking projects.
Sandpaper is one of the essential tools of woodworking and carpentry, and there are many types with different applications. This video is for woodworking beginners and will teach you a lot of the basics about sanding so that you can give your pieces the finish they deserve.
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...
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.
This is a guide to making a recliner which is comfortable, inexpensive and easy to make. All you need is one 4 by 8 half-inch piece of plywood, as well as a few power saws and some paint. Then follow along, and end up with your own chair!
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 looks nice and is fully covered on the stairs. You will need to place down glue on the laminate then press it down on the stairs and allow to dry. Behind the front piece you will place another piece of laminate and glue it d...
In this tutorial, we learn how to install laminate floor under a door. First, take your floor and pop it into place like you do for the entire floor. Then, take a piece of scrap and place on the end. After this, grab a tool and push it into the door with a hammer until it reaches underneath the door. Once you have this finished, it will give you a nice and clean look on your floor. Make sure you don't miss with the hammer and hit the flooring, so you don't cause cracks in it at all. To finish...
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 woodworker, and in this three-part video, you'll learn the techniques to chainsawing your way to a beautiful log bench.
Birch bark is plentiful in America, and was a popular construction material among many Native American tribes. In this video you'll learn how to carry on their proud tradition by making a birch bark basket for holding other pieces of wood and nicknacks.
Buying authentic antique furniture requires a lot of furniture knowledge and keen eyes. If you need a little help in this department you've come to the right place. THis video will give you tips for authenticating the antique status of all kinds of antique furniture.
Wood is a great construction material, but after time and weather it does become worn and old-looking. Restore it's original sheen by stripping it, or removing the outside of the wood to reveal new wood beneath, after watching this video.
Toothpicks are an almost essential part of proper oral hygiene, and toothpick holders are a great way to make them available to your houseguest without sacrificing style. This video will show you how to make your own very cool wooden toothpick holder that features a jack-in-the-box-like clown that your grab to lift the toothpicks. It's not too hard, practical, and good-looking, and thus a great woodworking project for you to look into.
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.
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.
In order to carve a Mexican Sand Palm, in order to make your own tiki, you will need the following: safety equipment, a sanding block, several different grits of sand paper, and electric sander.
With any sort of woodworking, you need to make sure that your rough layout looks perfect. Any slight mistake and you'll be crying all the way back to the lumber yard. This video will show you how to set up your rough layout and some tips on where to start your drawing and where not to draw.
The success of a woodworking or carpentry project is often dependent on being able to pick and use the right drill bit. Drill bits come all sorts of styles, sizes and materials. Pick the right bit for your project and budget.
Not sure what decoupage is? Then watch this video to find out! It will show you how to turn an ordinary, drab wooden picture frame into a decorative wood picture frame using decoupage (gluing different kinds of paper onto unfinished wood).
If your yard is lacking any kind of furniture, adding chairs to the landscape can be a great way to fill any void. Buying one can be easy, but making it yourself can be a great way to use some of your tools and be a fun project to tackle.
As any woodworker may know, having a sharp chisel is important than having a dull one. A dull chisel can ruin projects and make things much more difficult for anyone. This is also important when stockmaking.
Making a rifle from scratch can be a fun and challenging experience for gun lovers. Building old fashioned weapons using wood and other metal pieces can give the creator something that may resemble a piece of history.
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 preparing food. So check it out, be safe, and enjoy!
If you have two kids, but only one bedroom for them to share, problems are sure to arise. Having two bedrooms might get rid of any kind of fighting, but if that's not an option, then making a room divider might be a better idea.
If you're interested in taking on a woodworking project that's fun and unique, this next video tutorial is an option. With this video, you'll be finding out how to build a sea chest.
If you have a ton of books and no place to store them, a bookcase may be needed. Buying one from the store is an easy way out, but building one on your own is another great idea. Not only will you have the power to determine how it looks and what size it will be, but you'll feel satisfied knowing you made something useful.
If you are just starting out in woodworking, there are many basic projects that you can tackle. The birdhouse, storage shelf, and the cutting board. Making a cutting board isn't too difficult and once finished, can be used to give you a space that you can chop fruits, veggies, and meat on.
If you're running out of room to store your records, buying a cabinet can be a smart idea. What's an even better idea is building one yourself. Not only are you able to make your own style, but you can build it to whatever size you need.
If you are interested in taking up woodworking, this next video tutorial is very helpful. In it, you find out how to use and tune up a hand plane. This tool is a very common one in woodworking and is used for all sorts of different reasons. If you try using one that is dull, you have a good chance of messing up your wood project. USing incorrectly will also damage your project as well as yourself. So check out this video tutorial, pay attention, and good luck!
If you're just getting into woodworking, one of the most simplest and common projects involves making a birdhouse. A birdhouse is a common project that many can build and doesnt require too much work.
A deck is the perfect place for any kind of get together. You can use it for a party, family event, or just to hang out and relax. Decks can help add a certain style to any backyard and help raise the price of the home.
In this video, we learn how to fix a wobbly chair. First, you will need to flip the chair upside down to see what the problem with it is. After this, you will need to apply wood glue to the inside of all the joints on the chair. Next, you will need to push the pegs to the inside of where they belong and then wipe off any excess glue from where it leaked out from. Allow this to dry for several hours then flip it back over and test it out. If this worked you are done, if not, you will need to p...
If you enjoy spending your time outdoors, but hate that you don't have a decent place to sit, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to build a southern pine garden bench from scratch. It's perfect for the front or backyard and will give you a nice place to sit. When tackling this project, make sure you're careful when working with power tools. So check out the tutorial, be careful, and enjoy!
If you wish that you had a nice relaxing chair that you and others could enjoy, this tutorial is for you. In it, you'll find out what tools you'll need to make a chattahoochee chair from scratch. It's perfect for enjoying the outdoors and shouldn't cost you and arm and a leg. So if you're up to a little woodworking challenge, check out this awesome tutorial. Good luck and enjoy!
If you enjoy spending your time outdoors and tend to a garden, then you need a workspace to call your own. Don't have one, then either buy one or build it. Buying one may be easy, but if you build it you'll appreaciate more.
If you feel tht your porch or patio is a bit too bland for your taste, putting a planter box outside is a smart idea. But if you don't like anything that you see at the store or don't want to pay an arm and a leg to buy one, then make it yourself.
Summer is almost over and that means the end of summer vacation and the start of the new school year. During this transition, parents and students get ready for the new year by purchasing a variety of different materials. Pencils, paper, books, testing sheets, etc.
If you've run out of room in your garden, a plant stand may be a good idea. This can hold an assortment of items, including small and medium size pots for your plants.
There's no better time to hang outdoors than during the summer. Hanging out indoors can cause you to sweat up a storm and spend quite a bit of money thanks to constant use of your AC.
In this video, we learn how to construct a wooden Adirondack chair. First, you will build the subframe followed by the back of the hair. After this, you will build the arms of the chair and connect all the different parts together. This is an easy and fun project to do, where you can enjoy your chair after you make it for many years to come. If you go to the website Lowe's Creative Ideas, you can get the blueprint on how to make this chair and what tools you will need to make it. When finishe...
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 weeks so that the water is able to dry out.