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How to Paint Wood

You might think aside from walking and maybe riding a bike, painting wood would be a close third in the "things that are really easy to do" category. …

Simple Desk Plans For Home Offices Built With Love

The search for the perfect desk can prove almost impossible which is pretty ironic given how many different designs and styles are to choose from. …

Home Depot

Making a Toolbox from a Single 2×4

Single-board woodworking projects can be a fun and satisfying challenge. It’s often interesting to constrain yourself in some way, like this, as doing so can lead to new ideas and approaches that you wouldn’t otherwise arrive at. In this project from <i>Vintage Wood Workshop</i>, Kyle Bollendorf decided to …

Woodworking

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Drywall is a common material for interior walls and ceilings in buildings and homes. While you can dress the material with a variety of textures and finishes, it is susceptible to dings, dents and scratches and even peeling tape covering the joints. Just painting over an improperly-patched blemish …

Home Improvement

Woodworking: How to build a deck yourself

Get ready for a pretty serious woodworking upgrade… the deck build!<p>If you're looking to give your garden a stunning upgrade, you can't get much …

How to Epoxy Voids in Wood, Make Your Own Kitchen Knife, Pour a Concrete Coffee Table and More

Part 1 of this week's Makers Roundup<p><b>Kitchen Knife</b><p>Jimmy DiResta needs a new kitchen knife. He could go buy one, or he could make one—from scratch. The …

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Medium-density fiberboard is a wood product made from densely packed wood fibers. Full-sized panels are 4 feet by 8 feet and sanded to a smooth finish on both sides. Painted MDF looks good and the factory finish doesn't need extensive sanding before you paint it. The biggest obstacle to painting …

Woodworking

Blacksmithing Essentials for the Beginner

Blacksmithing is by no means a dead trade, but if you watch or have watched shows like Forged in Fire, you’ll notice the modern forge has quite a few degrees of separation from the bellows and hammering of forges past. When I first got into blacksmithing, I wanted things to be modern. “This trade …

Woodworking

Who Knew Watching a Box Get Built Could Be So Satisfying?

This poplar projector box is a work of art, and high craftsmanship.<p>The end result of this video is a gorgeous hinged poplar box that hangs on the wall and holds a projector. But the real joy of the clip is in the journey.<p>Laura Kampf's video walks you through the construction process with no …

How to Make a Box

The box is the most elemental structure—but don't take that to mean that it's simple. We asked three woodworkers to build a simple box to see how each would approach the task. Very differently, it turns out. All this week we'll be rolling out projects from our September cover story. Find them all …