Tips for sharpening and using one of the carpenter's basic tools, the wood chisel.
Woodworking joints can be strong and beautiful at the same time. Learn about these classic types of joinery used by woodworkers worldwide.
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Finish your new tile project with a professional quality grout job.
Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 20 of our most unique and useful clamping tricks from veteran woodworkers.
We sifted through thousands of tips and selected a few that have been most useful on our own projects. Tuck them away in your memory and they'll come in handy for you, too.
Bet you’ve never thought to use a cereal box for lawn mower maintenance. Learn about this and other ways to repurpose common household items outside.
Wood is going to expand and contract. You can't stop it. But you can learn how to avoid the problems caused by wood movement.
Hand tools are great, but they're even better when you use them creatively for things they're not designed to do.
These tips gathered through years in the trades that’ll help you get the job done quicker, easier or more accurately.
With a little know-how, it’s as easy as other fastening jobs.
If you're only using steel wool to scrub your pots, you're tapping just a fraction of its potential! Find out how to put steel wool to work all around the house.
Noise pollution can ruin your enjoyment of your home. Use these methods to keep things quiet.
Follow these great hanging suggestions to fit your plasterboard like a pro.
There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to a minimum.
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.
There's a real learning curve on the path to DIY mastery, and it comes complete with peaks, valleys and plateaus. Here are 12 tips that will help you have better DIY skills.
Learn how to get roofing layers right with these metal roofing tips.
These genius ideas will save you time and trouble during home improvement projects. And each costs less than $5 to do.
Save yourself some time and hassle during your next woodworking project with one of these genius sanding tips.
Don't worry, every skilled woodworker started out at as a beginner, struggling to cut a straight line. Here are 10 woodworking lessons we’ve learned the hard way!
Looking for DIY fairy garden ideas? Here are 15 miniature beauties that can add whimsical fun to your landscape.
Before breaking down those boxes, check out these super-creative and fun projects that repurpose cardboard into something useful and/or beautiful.
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Every homeowner should have a stash of these tiny, versatile straps on hand. Zip ties can help you conquer clutter, work hands-free and even see in the dark. Here's how:
These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t much this humble tool can’t do.
Seasoned installers call out common shortcomings when installing flooring of all kinds.
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