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If you want to completely transform your outdated wooden furniture, you need to know how to properly care for the wood, remove defects, apply stains professionally, and protect the furniture from future wear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

Cherry wood cabinets in a kitchen photographed in 2015

How to Make Cherry Wood Cabinets Beautiful Again | Ep. 91

Cherry wood cabinets give any kitchen a rich, warm glow, but over time, they can dull in appearance. Here are two tips to make them beautiful again.
Joe Truini with a sanding block as simple solution.

How to Smooth Ripped Boards’ Rough Edges with a DIY Sanding Block

Need to smooth a ripped board's edge? Make this easy do-it-yourself sanding block for perfect results! Watch Joe Truini’s Simple Solution.

How to Correct a Crooked Board

Here's what to do when a board has two crooked edges.
Ask Danny

How to Clean and Rejuvenate the Finish on Wood Furniture

Betty asks, “The finish on my old wooden table has become very dull, no matter how much I polish it. How can I get the shine to come back?”

You may be able to clean and rejuvenate your table without stripping and refinishing it. Read on to find out how.
Porch column base with new unpainted pressure treated base trim boards..

How to Replace Rotten Wood Column Base Trim Boards

Watch this video to find out how to remove and replace rotten or damaged trim boards around the base of a square wood column.
Stacking Firewood

This Is the Proper Way to Stack Firewood

Here’s a way to stack firewood to ensure it dries out quickly.

How to Use Reclaimed Wood and Recycled Materials in Your Home

Using reclaimed or recycled materials is a great way to reduce landfill waste and conserve natural resources. Cabinets, floors, and countertops can all be made of recycled or reclaimed materials. Watch this video to find out more.
Man working on a wood project in his shop

Where to Find Woodworking Gift Ideas and Project Plans

A unique woodworking project makes for a great gift. Here's where to find great projects and plans!

Do It! How to Cut an Out-of-Square Miter Joint

A 45° miter joint is the perfect way to join two pieces of molding in a 90° corner. Unfortunately not all corners are exactly 90-degrees, so the miter joint has to be adapted to fit tightly. Watch this video to find out how.