Category Archives: DIY Wood Projects

10 Must Have Tools for Beginner Woodworkers

  10 Must Have Tools for New DIYers If you’ve realized how incredibly expensive home improvement projects and furniture can cost, you have probably also realized just how much you can save by becoming a “do-it-yourselfer.”  If you want to start DIYing your home and furniture projects, Remodelaholic is a great place to start!  The good news is that to become a DIYer, you don’t have to have a fully functioning shop like you see on popular […]

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How to Build a Folding Work Table

Folding Table Base By Richard Ayers Want a mobile table base that provides a huge work area, holds a ton and folds up to only 7 in. thick? You can get everything you need to make the one shown here at the local home center for about $65. Build it to any size. Just make sure the folding support arms (E) and panels (F) fit inside the end frames, so the assembled table folds up completely. Screw […]

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DIY Portable Lumber Rack

A few weeks ago opened the garage door and decided I had hit my boiling point with my scrap wood pile. Out of impulse I pulled it all out into the driveway and through together something quick to help organize it and this is how it turned out. I posted this lumber rack on Facebook and Instagram with the call to action that if enough folks wanted the plans I would put some together with my “I wish […]

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Woodburning With Electricity

If you have ever tried woodburning, you know that it can be time consuming and rather uneventful. This instructable aims to change that. Let’s create beautifully intricate fractals in seconds using high voltage electricity. In order to create this design you will need the following: Fan Small Water Container Brushes Microwave Transformer(s) Extension Cords (Optional) Jumper Cables Bucket or Stand Electricity Supply Wood Water Baking Soda or Salt This instructable was inspired by The Backyard Scientist. You […]

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Make New Boards Look Rustic and Aged

There are sooooo many different methods and techniques out there for distressing or aging wood to look like rugged old barn boards. But I’ve tried them all… and I’m going to show you the absolute EASIEST and most customizable way for you to make your NEW boards look like legitimate old wood. We used cheap pine 1×4’s. SO CHEAP! I took my little intern with me, and we had a lesson on how to spot cupping issues […]

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Advanced DIY Knife Block

This quite unusual but practical knife block is a relatively fast and simple project for your CNC machine… There is some manual work involved (edge rounding, glueing and sanding) but with the right tools it won’t take too much time… Step 1: Things you’ll need: Bill of materials: (Beech) plywood: 700 x 290 x 15mm 460 x 340 x 15mm 350 x 340 x 15mm 260 x 340 x 15mm Magnet Ø25 x 5mm (NdFeB) Some 6mm […]

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Rolling Garage Storage Cabinets For All My Tools

I finally got tired of having all my tools scattered all over my garage and decided to build 4 cabinets to hold it all (well, almost all). They are on casters so I can roll them around when needed, but you must roll them out to open them up. Cabinets closed Cabinets open. Hard to tell on these photos but cabinet opens to reveal 3 storage areas. Each outside door is pegboard on top and shelves at […]

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DIY Miter Saw Bench With Hidden Vaccuum

Sometimes being Woodworker’s Journal’s “Field” Editor, I feel like I’m way, way out in some field. What I mean here is, I’m one step removed from the day-to-day feedback we receive in our home office from readers about what we publish. A lot of mail comes in, but generally I don’t get to see it. I work from home, which is several states away. Well, thanks to this blog, I’m getting quite a lot of feedback from […]

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DIY Vanity Desk with Modern Hardware Pulls

DIY Vanity Desk with Modern Hardware Pulls Building for my kids is perhaps the most fun and a great source of pride as a momma.  Today I’m sharing how to build this vanity desk including these unique drawer pulls made from Simpson Strong-Tie® hardware. This desk is generous in size, average but not too small, really it’s perfect for anyone.  All the details including step-by-step instructions are down below but first let me show you the finished […]

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