Category Archives: Woodcraft Plan Tips

Woodworking Projects Gallery

How To Have An Easy Woodworking Project When it comes to woodworking, there is a vast world to learn about. From types of wood to which tools are best, you will find that there is no end to your education. To learn some more about your favorite pastime, this article provides you with helpful hints to help you be more successful.Test out stains on a hidden spot. This can prevent surprises if the shade of the stain is different after it has been applied. Wood may not […]

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Build This Comfy Corner Banquette & Storage Bench

Here’s the latest project from one of my favorite woodworking sites, Ana White Woodworking.  I’ve been considering building a banquette to use as a breakfast nook in my kitchen, so I was pleasantly surprised to see this on Google Alerts this morning. As usual, Ana provides awesome details, drawings, cut sheet guides, material lists, etc.  The bench itself provide is a traditional 60″ wide and 16″ deep, with under seat storage.  I’m going to build two for a comfy corner banquette unit.  Click the link below to […]

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25 Beginner Woodworking Projects

Anika’s DIY Life is one of my favorite sites for newbie woodworkers. You’ll find 25 easy woodworking projects for beginners. All of them are useful items for your home. Each project includes a materials list, dimensional layouts, tips, and even video tutorials for some.   They say the best way to get through writer’s block is to just start writing.     This one is for you. Seriously, pick up that hammer. Or jigsaw. Whatever you have – go get it, because there is something here for […]

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How Strong Is Wood Glue?

Ever reach for the wood glue to fix broken chair leg, only to have that chair collapse the next day? In this article John Heisz attempts to answer the question “How Strong is wood glue?” by comparing common yellow wood glues to Epoxy and construction adhesives. Based on the comments that I receive on many of my videos, glue strength when joining wooden parts is widely misunderstood . This is especially true for those just starting out in woodworking, but not limited to that group. Misconceptions about […]

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Don’t Fear the Camber

A humorous collection of woodworking tips for the intermediate hobbyist, including tips on the proper use of a hand plane, mortising joints, applying wood wax and more. Douglas Ward, editor of the DCW Woodworks blog, is a woodworker, musician, and craftsman offers a great collection of articles to help you hone your craft. All the articles are short, easy reads and well worth the time to peruse. The progression of learning to use hand planes is often something like this: Stage 1: I tried to use (my […]

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Wood Carving Patterns

Wood carving is one of the most exciting and enjoyable ways to spend one’s “downtime”. Downtime, however, is a term that can in no way aptly measure up to just how exciting the craft of wood carving truly is. For those who have always been interested in wood carving but were too afraid to try, it is the perfect time for you to begin. Don’t be afraid any longer. The fun of wood carving will certainly outweigh your apprehension about delving into this complex and intricate world. […]

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Coffee Table Plans

Coffee table plans, either free or sold as a craft instruction set, can help you make the perfect coffee table for your home. As you can choose the exact type of coffee table to build, you can save yourself the pain and headache of going to many different furniture stores trying to find the style that you are looking for. Before you select your coffee table plans, you will need to know what type of coffee table you want. Below, you will find a list of the […]

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Wood Working Patterns

You might think that many wood workers will just carve the various items that they make just off the top of their heads. This however is not always possible, for this you will see many different wood working patterns that they use. These woodworking patterns are in many ways similar to the plans that constructions workers and other designers follow. So where can you find the various wood working patterns that you can use to make various items in wood especially if you are new to woodworking? […]

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