MBergerMatt Berger, Silicon Valley, CA, US
High-performance skateboard decks pressed from 7 layers of maple veneer
Handmade pinstripe cruiser skateboard deck from various hardwoods
Handmade skateboard deck with marquetry design
Well, not exactly. Catch this quick silent film where I assembled my 'Morris' bed and finish it off with sheets and pillow cases in the conclusion of my Video Workshop, How to Build a Bed
I based the design of this bed on the popular Morris Chair. It is made of quarter-sawn white oak and is loaded with mortise and tenon joinery
Learn to build a stylish backyard shed in a few weekends, and get a crash course on sound building techniques for framing, roofing, siding, and installing windows and doors
What's wrong with that cover? Play our new Spot the Difference game and get a close up look at 15 classic Fine Woodworking covers.
Dented furniture parts, stained hands, dried glue on your favorite shirt? We share your pain. Tell us your woodworking pet peeves and read our top 7 list.
Listen to the sound of a Canada goose played by woodworker and hobby bird call maker, Adam Clarkson
A small lidded box turned to look like a miniature barrel
I turned this small collection of forms and a box with lid from some chunks of redwood burl left over from bigger bowl projects
Don't struggle to hold down long workpieces on your workbench. Make this handy workbench accessory that extends your clamping capacity by nearly 5 feet.
This platter is turned from a hunk of California Redwood burl. The bark inclusion on the rim gives it an artistic kick
This round mirror made from African Mahogany with a carved diamond detail around the rim is based on an example produced by Charles Shackelton
This turned bowl is made from a spalted sugar maple log from New Hampshire. By chance, the perimeter features an abandoned maple syrup tap hole.
Woodworkers are always looking for the lightest and most compact cordless power tools. Look no further...
We open up the tombstone doors on Lonnie Bird's hanging tool cabinet for a personal tour of his hand plane collection
The iconic furniture maker from Southern California, admired by everyone from former presidents to museum curators to hobby woodworkers, died last week in his home at 93
Protecting your lungs from tiny dust particles in the woodshop isn't just good advice, it's good health. Watch this timeless public service announcement from the 1930s promoting respirators and sound off with your own safety advice.
Add a woodsy touch to your next gifting occasion with a handmade greeting card made from wood veneer
Can't meet OSHA regulations? Tell us how you dispose of oily rags in your shop to prevent a fire hazard. Plus, watch a video of a rag combusting.
To help you avoid learning safety lessons in the woodshop the hard way, the editors of Fine Woodworking have compiled a comprehensive Guide to Safety, which features articles, videos and quizzes that will arm you with the know-how to work safely in the workshop
Not all tablesaw accidents involve the blade or even a power supply. Here's my cautionary story that proves you should stay alert any time you're even near the shop.
Try out our new trivia quiz and test your woodshop chops. And don't forget to report back with your high score!
Everything takes practice, woodworking and producing videos alike. Have a quick laugh with this 30-second blooper reel from Getting Started in Woodworking
Looking for a great gift for a beginning woodworker? Want to brush up on the basics? Then go to your local grocery store, bookstore, or big box retailer and pick up a copy of our special issue, Start Woodworking, based on the series Getting Started in Woodworking
Cool add-on for Firefox makes your Web browser look like it's been veneered with walnut (well, sort of)
Pepsi Max, dubbed 'The first diet cola for men," demonstrates tablesaw kickback in its new commercial that appeals to target audience.
Check out our new video download store powered by iAmplify.com. Browse the library of woodworking and home building videos and download them to your desktop.
Do you ever get unwanted visitors in your shop? A rowdy neighbor, a mouse or two? They probably don't compare to the one that invaded one reader's shop in Pheonix, Arizona.
Watch part one of a black and white television interview with the iconic furniture designer Charles Eames moments before he unveiled to a national audience the Eames Lounge Chair.
If you know anything about marquetry then you probably also know about Silas Kopf, the premier marquetry artist of our time. Neil Lamens of Furnitology.com takes you into Kopf's workshop in this fact-filled video interview.
Life just keeps getting better for us woodworkers. That goes for our blog as well. Starting with this post, The Woodworking Life community blog has a new home and new features.
Your favorite blog about using Sketchup for woodworking has moved. Take a look at our new format and access our archive.
It looks like the folks over at ShopSmith can add one more trick to their multi-tasking tool set: Videos. Learn the basics of pressing veneer to a solid core like plywood in this video tip from the ShopSmith series.
What to expect from our new format: We're upgrading all of the blogs on FineWoodworking.com and today marks the premiere of our house blog live at a new Web address. Create a profile and post your comments!
We might have just found the coolest tablesaw cross-cut jig ever made. Take a look in this video profile of puzzlemaker Lee Krasnow who constructs some of the most sophisticated wooden puzzles this side of the Atlantic.
We've moved! Come check out our new digs. This week, GlueTube and all of the other FineWoodworking.com blogs got a technical upgrade. Get the lowdown on what's new and find out how to continue accessing our vast archive of user-submitted woodworking videos.
Go inside the home and workshop of celebrated furniture maker James Krenov in this video produced by the Web site of the San Francisco Chronicle. Although only a week old on GlueTube, this one has become an instant Greatest Hit.
This musical think piece about a chair and its maker is undoubtably our all-time favorite video featured on GlueTube. In pure cinematic excellence, it follows the process that goes into making the Palo Alto chair, an iconic piece from furniture maker Jared Rusten. Turn up the volume and get comfortable.
We were first introduced to the prolific Web video woodworking star Charles Neil when we came across this video originally posted on YouTube. Neil has now gone on to publish dozens of woodworking video tips, but this tutorial on how to make a sanding block from Bondo remains one of our all-time favorites.
Things have come a long way since the 1940s, before the term "furniture maker" was en vogue and "carpenter" encompassed anyone working with wood. This educational film from the '40s is one time capsule worth opening.
I turned this set of poplar bowls from a log salvaged after a tree fell in my neighborhood. Each was finished on the lathe with food-safe walnut oil. The wood isn't the most exciting, but theyre...
I learned to ride a skateboard after I began making them in the college woodshop in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Since then I've built more than 50 from laminated hardwood veneers.
I built this vanity using air-dried local cherry. The two drawer boxes are dovetail construction. They are connected by stretchers that join to each box with sliding dovetails. The top is attached...
This dovetailed tool chest was constructed using the plans and procedures detailed by Chris Gochnour in Fine Woodworking #169. The box is made of alder, a species that is well-suited for...
The design for this chair was inspired by a 17th-century Ming Dynasty horseshoe armchair on display at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Dozens of sketches later, it took on a look...
We launch into day two of Safety Week with tips from Matt Berger, of our Getting Started in Woodworking series. When you hear “woodworking safety,” most woodworkers probably think of...