Jason Stephens has been having trees milled for more than a decade. In this article, he shares what to look for, how to dry the boards, and how to avoid pitfalls when having lumber milled.
In a great introduction to shellac for any woodworker, John Coffey discusses different types of shellac, how to mix it, and how to apply it to create a long-lasting, beautiful French polish finish.
Tim Killen demonstrates how he used SketchUp to help him create the curved stretchers for the nesting tables he's reproducing
Mike Farrington hopes that his new CNC will help his woodworking business be more profitable and allow him to explore a few artistic avenues.
Using only hand tools, Chris Gochnour builds a Shaker classic that is as solidly constructed as it is beautiful.
How to Use a Router Table A router in a table is often simpler and more stable to use than a handheld router. Whether you choose a basic MDF square…
A well-tuned machine makes woodworking safer and more accurate, and makes your shop time more enjoyable
Upholstery might seem intimidating at first, but making a comfortable seat cushion is well within the skillset of any woodworker. In this video series, upholsterer Michael Mascelli takes you through…
Using tools usually relegated to firewood preparation, David Fisher starts with a log and turns it into a bowl that's refined and beautiful. Known as one of the masters of…
Modeled after a Stickley bed, Kevin Rodel’s version features a Glasgow-style inlay, pierced carving, and tapered posts
For many, the North Bennet Street School toolbox serves as a badge of honor, but for the instructors at the school, the toolbox is an important teaching tool that covers…
Nothing exemplifies the quality of an accomplished and experienced woodworker better than the full command of handplanes. In this online video class, teacher and furniture maker Mike Pekovich leads you…
Watch as Michael Cullen shows you how to build his bandsawn boxes that are quick to make, requiring no measuring, no joinery, and almost no planning.
Watch as master furniture maker Kevin Rodel shows you how to build his elegant interpretation on a classic Limbert design.
Scrap the legs and learn to build a pedestal dining table that's just as strong
Learn how to build a Queen Anne Lowboy and earn your stripes as a period furniture maker
Welcome to the online series “Getting Started in Woodworking,” a multi-step program designed to guide you through the basics of woodworking and furniture making. No matter what drew you to…
Tim Rousseau’s modern desk might look simple, but a lot goes into making such an elegant piece. While Tim tackles this project with a pro’s perspective using tools found in…
If you're like Anissa and Ben, and have little to no experience turning, David Douyard will give you the knowledge and confidence to head out to the shop and give…
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Israel Martin renovated an 18th-century stone house in the Cantabria region of northern Spain for his all-hand-tool workshop.
If you plan to turn chair or table legs, Tim Manney’s shopmade long tool rest allows you to make fluid, full-body motions that yield consistent, smooth, flowing turnings.
Rick Long, an avid tool collector, builds a chest for his favorite antique tools based on The Gent's tool chest, originally sold by Hammacher Schlemmer.
Working systematically, Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to remove mill marks and tearout with a scraper, break sharp edges and corners with a block plane, and sand to an even finish with sandpaper.
Tim Rousseau’s shop is filled with machinery that some hobbyist woodworkers might not see all that often, such as a shaper and a jointer/planer combo machine that also pulls duty as a slot mortiser.
Peter Follansbee gives a glimpse into his tool kit to show us what's there and why it's important
In this video, Tim Coleman shows some of his early stamped-pattern work made entirely with letters, as well as later patterns made of combinations of altered shapes, especially circles, ovals, and crescents.
In this video, contributing editor Michael Fortune will show you how to reinforce materials with epoxy to toughen up your screw joints.
Chris Becksvoort builds a Shaker classic with minimal materials
It could be said I got my start in woodworking when I took my first class at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in 1997. But the truth of it is…
Mike Korsak demonstrates his technique using a two-part bending form and shopmade bead stock from six layers of rosewood veneer
Andrew Hunter demonstrates how to cut a scarf joint using hand tools
Thin layers of dye, glazes, and sealers create an aged Arts and Crafts look
Brian Boggs, a virtuoso of bending wood, explains the basics and far beyond
Drawing from his experience as a chair maker, Elia Bizzarri made his one-of-a-kind table light, strong, and graceful
In the late 1980s, I found myself among the crowded bookshelves and narrow aisles of what was at the time Salt Lake City’s most iconic bookstore, the Cosmic Aeroplane. An…
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