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If you want to completely transform your outdated wooden furniture, you need to know how to properly care for the wood, remove defects, apply stains professionally, and protect the furniture from future wear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

What is HempWood® and is it the Future of Flooring?

Origin  Fibonacci, LLC —also known as HempWood®— was founded on π Day 2018 with the idea of making the world a little better place. Its core focus is...
Simple Solutions host Joe Truini drills holes in plywood

How to Use Wooden Blocks to Create Perfect Square Edges

Building a plywood box? Use these wooden blocks to help two pieces meet at 90 degrees. Watch Joe Truini's Simple Solution on Today's Homeowner!
A yard stick, a pencil compass and a piece of wood, as seen in the Simple Solutions segment on Today's Homeowner TV

This Lifehack Makes Drawing Circles Easy for Woodworkers

Many woodworking projects require drawing circles, which can cause some hesitation for do-it-yourselfers. Here's how to easily draw the perfect circle.
Joe Truini clamps together wood shelf pieces during assembly

Woodworking Tip: How to Hold Wood in Place

One of the challenges of many woodworking projects is, how do you hold your parts steady as you're assembling them? Watch Joe Truini's Simple Solution!
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.

Marine Grade Plywood: Everything You Need to Know

We’re all familiar with plywood, but did you know there are different types of it? Plywood comes in grades and fits into 1 of multiple different categories, depending on its composition and...

13 Ways to Use Bamboo Plywood in Your Next Project

Bamboo has long been used in interior design, but advancements in the manufacturing process mean that bamboo plywood is more versatile than ever. These bamboo panels can be used in essentially all...

6 Reclaimed Wood Shelves Ideas For Home and Commercial Spaces

Reclaimed wood shelves add function, charm, and interest to any area of your home. Check out these 6 design ideas for inspiration. 1. Built-in Niches Reclaimed Wood Shelves

CDX Plywood: Everything You Need to Know

Picking the right type of wood for home building projects is absolutely essential, as the type of wood can impact performance, durability, and long-term maintenance to be expected. Different types of wood...