Home Woodworking


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If you want to completely transform your outdated wooden furniture, you need to know how to properly care for the wood, remove defects, apply stains professionally, and protect the furniture from future wear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

Using metal pipe and a screed board to even the sand base for a paver patio.

Paver Patio Sand Base Leveling Tip

Watch this video to find out how to level the sand base for a paver patio using metal pipes and a screed board.
Multiple sandpaper types

How to Choose the Right Sandpaper Grit for the Job

These are the different grits of sandpaper available, from coarse to fine. Also: Learn how to know what grit sandpaper to use for which project.
Contractor wearing a tool belt measures right angle

How to Lay Out Right Angles in Construction

Thought you'd never use high school geometry again? That'll change once you need to lay out right angles.
water on wood deck

When to Seal or Stain Pressure-Treated Wood

It's important to finish typical pressure-treated wood after completion of a deck in order to protect it. But, when is the best time to seal or stain it?
Using a hydraulic jack to lift a porch beam to replace a rotten column.

How to Remove and Replace a Wood Porch Column

Watch this video to find out how to jack up, remove, and replace a rotten wood porch column with a new pressure treated one.

The Simple Way to Sand Round Objects

Sanding isn't difficult when you've got a flat surface because the sanding pad or sandpaper you're using is also flat. It becomes a little more difficult when you're working with a round surface. Here's what to do instead.
Unsightly scratches on stained wood cabinets before repair.

How to Repair Scratches on Wood Cabinets and Furniture

Check out Danny’s tips on how to make scratches on stained or natural wood cabinets and furniture disappear! Watch this video to find out more.

How to Capture Dust During Sanding

Sick of airborne dust while you're sanding? Here's the Simple Solution!
Häfele’s Loox 12V Puck Down Light mounted in shelf on bookcase

Energy Efficient Häfele LED Lighting from Woodcraft

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Häfele’s easy-to-install modern LED lighting systems from Woodcraft will put you in control of illuminating your home so you can tailor your lighting for both functional and decorative purposes while using less energy. Read on to find out more.