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How to Start Woodworking in a Small Space

We show you the tools you need to set up a wood shop in a garage, basement, or other small space.

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table
Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it…
Modern deck
5 Materials That Make a Modern Deck
Decking material options have grown exponentially over the past seve…
How to Build a Planter
This planter is designed to suit a range of skills, various tools an…
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A DIY Wooden Combination Lock Is Rad But Maybe Not Secure

Maybe not the most airtight security, but by far the coolest.

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Pro Tips For Installing Crown Molding
Crown molding is not easy to install, but the right trim can transform a room. Here are illustrated step-by-step guidelines that prove …
Magic Wine Rack Appears to Defy Gravity

This DIY bottle holder makes your wine bottles appear to float in midair.

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3D Router Can Duplicate Any Gun Stock

Make an exact clone of a gun stock by tracing the original with this great machine.

Build This Spray Paint Storage Shelf

Grab your color (without knocking over everything else on the shelf) with this easy-to-build setup.

8 DIY Gifts for Friends and Family
Christmas is fast approaching, but if you want to build rather than buy gifts for friends and family this year, there's still plenty of…
DIY Dino: Build Your Own Kids' Toy This Christmas

This holiday season, skip the insane lines at the stores and instead create something meaningful for your little ones.

<p>The best children's gifts are handmade wood toys, and when they are as sharp looking as this red wagon, they'll be cherished forever.</p><p><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a21/how-to-build-a-wooden-wagon-17550851/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">How to Build a Wood Wagon</a></p>
How to Build a Wooden Wagon
A toy wagon is the quintessential holiday gift, even in an age as digital as this one. It doesn't need batteries, and it's nearly impos…
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6 Tips When Working With Reclaimed Wood
Sometimes salvaged lumbers best qualities can also be its most infuriating. Chris Behm, cofounder of End Grain Woodworking in Detroit, …
How to Make a Two-Board Backyard Lounger

One afternoon of work, one great chair.

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How to Make a Dumbwaiter
For all those times you want to move something from the deck to the ground and the stairs are just too far away.
How to Make a Kid (Who Can Make a Boat)
An after-school program in the Bronx teaches high school students to build wooden boats by hand. They learn a lot more than that.
<p>This article demonstrates three different ways to build a box. Using a box joint, spline, or rabbet joint. Building a box with square corners is a great first woodworking project.</p><p><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/g1591/how-to-make-a-box/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">How to Make a Box</a></p>
How to Make a Box
The box is the most elemental structurebut dont take that to mean that its simple. We asked three woodworkers to build a simple box to …
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How to Build Leonardo Da Vinci's Catapult
In his new book Defending Your Castle, William Gurstelle shows you how to build catapults, crossbows and all the other devices you need…
Build Your Own Beautiful Flat-Pack Chair
With a borrowed CNC router, we cut all the pieces for this Eames chair from a single sheet of wood. Follow our plans and youll have a f…
3 Tips for Drilling Super-Straight Holes
If youre trying to drill perfectly perpendicular holes through a piece of wood and finding yourself continually frustrated, try one of …
<p>Here are five examples of A-frame toolboxes you can make out of plywood and screws. They are customized for five different types of makers and builders.</p><p><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/a10548/the-toolbox-reinvented-build-this-update-on-a-classic-16814535/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Make an A-Frame Toolbox<span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"></span><br></a> </p>
Build This Update on the Classic Toolbox
Carpenters and DIY guys have been using the A-frame toolbox for more than a century. And thats exactly why were reinventing it now.
9 More Backyard Builds to Make for Your Kids
Why buy these backyard classics when you can hand-make something they will treasure for years to come? If you've built a chessboard, bi…
Build a Birdhouse in 7 Easy Steps
This project is kid-friendly. It took just a couple of hours to build and cost less than $25, not counting the paint, which I already h…
<p>This game board will last for years and the construction technique is similar to building a cutting board. You can also build the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Pressman-Toy-PRE110224-Checkers-Pieces/dp/B004UMOBR2" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">pieces</a> for it, or buy them separately.</p><p><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/g1501/how-to-build-a-chess-and-checkerboard/" target="_blank" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">How to Build a Chess and Checkers Board</a><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/g1501/how-to-build-a-chess-and-checkerboard/"></a></span><br></p>
How to Build a Chess and Checkerboard

A simple but elegant DIY project you can do with some help from your kids? Checkmate.

<p>This chic&nbsp;piece of furniture is from an updated version of a 1939 Popular Mechanics project. It can be made from scrap wood, saving you a lot on materials.</p><p><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/g1363/build-this-beautiful-table-for-two/" data-tracking-id="recirc-text-link">Make this Table for Two</a><span class="redactor-invisible-space" data-verified="redactor" data-redactor-tag="span" data-redactor-class="redactor-invisible-space"><a href="http://seniorhelpline.info/home/how-to-plans/how-to/g1363/build-this-beautiful-table-for-two/"></a></span><br></p>
Build This Beautiful Table for Two

An updated version of a 1939 PopMech project, this chic table can be built with scrap wood.

Where to Find Reclaimed Wood
Salvaged older wood can add warmth and character to your homeif you know where to look for it.