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Woodworking is an important skill if you want to renovate your home or make even minor updates. If you plan a home project, such as updating your kitchen, building a deck, or installing shelves in a closet, you should know how to work and finish wood properly.

The Basics of Woodworking

If you want to completely transform your outdated wooden furniture, you need to know how to properly care for the wood, remove defects, apply stains professionally, and protect the furniture from future wear and tear.

Woodworking is a precise process, and skipping a step can result in inferior products. Our guides have helped thousands of homeowners use better techniques for their woodworking projects, such as:

  • How to use bar clamps
  • How to keep projects steady
  • How to build your own bench
  • How to protect your products from damage

A few tools are needed to get started, and you can easily expand your collection of woodworking tools. But as long as you have a drill and a circular saw in your tool arsenal, you can start with smaller woodworking projects.

Our woodworking resources have everything from tips on installing wood flooring to complete guides on spotting wood defects before you tackle a woodworking project. Check out our list of articles below.

This Simple DIY Wood Wreath Instantly Adds Rustic Style

This eye-catching wood wreath adds a touch of texture anywhere and can be assembled in just a few minutes!

Staining Wood? Here’s a Fast Drying Solution

Behr Premium Fast Drying Water-Based Wood Stain provides rich color and dries in an hour. Here's why it's one of The Home Depot's Best New Products.

Staining Wood? Here’s a Fast-Drying Solution

Behr Premium Fast Drying Water-Based Wood Stain provides rich color and dries in an hour. Here's why it's one of The Home Depot's Best New Products.
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Lumber Prices Nearly Triple Going Into 2022

Going into 2022, lumber prices have tripled. Factors lingering from the Covid-19 pandemic and new issues are contributing to the steady price increase.

How to Make a DIY Christmas Tree from an Old Wooden Pallet

Learn how to make a DIY Christmas tree from an old wooden pallet — featuring “Today’s Homeowner” Simple Solution host Joe Truini.
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Get a Glossy Finish with Varathane Stain

Varathane Super Glaze Stain will leave any interior surface looking beautiful in your home with just one coat. Learn more from Danny Lipford.
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Varathane Super Glaze Protects Just About Any Interior Surface

Varathane Super Glaze makes almost any interior surface look new. Learn more from Best New Products host Jodi Marks.
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DIY Center Finder for Woodworking Projects

There's a quick and easy way to find the center of a board for your woodworking projects. Watch how to make a center finder!

The Easy Way to Protect Woodworking Pieces from Damage

Working on wood projects? First, protect the pieces that could be scratched or scuffed up. Watch Joe Truini's Simple Solution for more information!