Woodworking Tips: Repairing Veneer

Woodworking Tips: Repairing Veneer

Once you've stripped your woodwork or furniture to the bare wood, you'll want to be sure everything is in top condition before proceeding with the final step of applying a finish. Usually, minor repairs need to be made. A light sanding will give a satin-smooth surface. If you're an antique buff or bound on ...

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Woodworking Tips for Hardwoods

Woodworking Tips for Hardwoods

The term hardwood is not due to the actual hardness or thickness of the wood but describes whether or not a wood comes from a deciduous (leaf bearing) tree or conifer (cone bearing) tree. Hardwoods come from the former such as oak, cherry, mahogany, maple, and ash. The most important tip in starting out with ...

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10 Most Important Safety Tips for Woodworking

10 Most Important Safety Tips for Woodworking

Woodworking can be a fun and profitable hobby. Safety is always number one and should be followed at all times. Patience is probably one's best asset when woodworking for the beginner or the pro. Here are ten safety tips for the beginner. Ten most important tips Tip number one: Right tools for the job. Example: do ...

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Must Have Tools for Woodworking

Must Have Tools for Woodworking

Okay so I just got back from the Kansas City Renaissance Fair. I saw this post here for a topic of must have tools for wood working. Instead of going into the modern day hammer, drill and such I've decided to go a bit old school. What are some must have woodworking tools for old style wood working projects. After ...

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Woodworking Patterns for Kids

Woodworking Patterns for Kids

With fall upon us it is a great time to start a woodworking project with your kids. Here are 10 free woodworking patterns available online to help you get started. Some excellent patterns for kids Birdhouse - Thissimple woodworking pattern for a bird house is a classic example of a started project for woodworking ...

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Tips on Using a Router for Woodworking Projects

Tips on Using a Router for Woodworking Projects

Routers are not limited only to applying edgings on various materials. A router can be one of the most valuable tools in your shop. Routers can be inverted and fastened to a router table to provide control while allowing the ability to produce an array of profiles and joint cuts. Most routers can be purchased with ...

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How to Protect Woodwork While Painting

How to Protect Woodwork While Painting

Painting walls takes a considerable amount of time and talent, and the ability it takes does not require artistic aptitude. What it takes is a little know-how and the desire to complete the job neatly, especially around woodwork. Slop up the woodwork, baseboards, ceiling, and flooring while painting walls and you will ...

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Accessories that Every Woodworker Needs

Accessories that Every Woodworker Needs

All woodworkers, whether it's their trade or hobby or for general DIY around the home, know that specific equipment is needed to carry out the task successfully. Of course, the bigger tools come to mind first; the saw, routers, sanders, drills etc, but what about the little things? It's those other accessories that ...

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Outdoor Woodworking Projects

Outdoor Woodworking Projects

There are a number of outdoor woodworking projects that is fun and simple that you can undertake the summer. Here are five ideas for outdoor woodworking projects. 5 Outdoor Wooodworking Projects Ideas 1. Picnic Table The first outdoor woodworking project to consider doing is a picnic table. On average, this ...

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Short Guide to Painting Woodwork (4 Steps)

Short Guide to Painting Woodwork (4 Steps)

Anyone can paint a piece of woodwork. Very few, however, know how to accomplish this task with a professional quality outcome. This quick guide will detail the steps required to paint any piece of woodwork the right way. The golden rule of painting is that quality counts. In other words, you get what you pay for. ...

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