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How to Successfully Pick Woodwork Projects

Correctly choosing a woodwork project only takes a few key items. For the experienced woodworker this is elementary, but for the beginner this can be the difference between success and disaster.

Wood for Furniture – Which Are the Best Woods?

You can’t be a woodworker without wood. Obviously, that’s not a big revelation. But this might be: wood doesn’t grow on trees. Oh wait, it does! OK, let’s get serious. We’re going to talk about some of the most common types of softwoods and hardwoods and their applications.

How to Buy Wood for Woodworking – What You Need to Know

Your first trip to the lumberyard can be a daunting task to say the least. All the different lengths, thicknesses, grain patterns and colors of wood is enough to make you want to run away. But not to worry–it’s not all that complicated. Learning about wood can actually be fun; you just need to keep a few things in mind before you visit the lumberyard or home center to buy wood for woodworking.

How to Start Woodworking – 5 Steps to Getting Started

So you’ve been wondering about how to start woodworking. Not only is it a great hobby but it can save you a ton of money as well. But like anything, you have to learn the basics first–then you can begin building your own creations. Not too many things are as self-satisfying as making something with your own two hands.

Home Workshop Ideas – Tips for Building a Woodworking Shop

So you’re thinking about taking up woodworking? Wonderful idea. Have you considered where you’re going to set up shop? Garages, basements and sheds are some common arrangements. But before you get in too deep, there’s a few things you need to consider — things like storage, electrical requirements and lighting.

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