woodworking

Stonehaven Recycling Bin Cabinet – Woodworking Plans

Stonehaven Recycling Bin Cabinet – Woodworking Plans

This Recycling Bin Cabinet is an original Stonehaven design that combines the style and charm of an antique furniture piece with the practical management of your household recycling.  Just open the drawer and drop your recyclables into the proper roadside bin. On recycling day you grab the bin and take it to the curb for […]

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Woodworking: Pick a Pocket Joint

Woodworking: Pick a Pocket Joint

Like most DIYers, I’m not a master woodworker…not by a long shot. While I fully appreciate the inherent beauty and strength of well-crafted dovetail, mortise & tenon, and dowel joints, I’m just not that committed to traditional joinery when there’s a faster and easier solution – like pocket joints. So am I guilty of woodworking […]

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Screw Performance Comparison Test

Screw Performance Comparison Test

We all know there are special screws made for all kinds of applications – deck screws, wood screws, drywall screws, etc. But who says you have to use a specific screw for the intended purpose? Screwing with the “rules” I’m a big fan of using whatever I have in stock that will do the job […]

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How to Cut Slots in Wood

How to Cut Slots in Wood

I’m working on a new woodworking project that involved cutting through-slots for bolts in a couple of boards. The two boards will act as adjustable arms to hold a dowel handle for a garden cart. I have cut shorter and narrower slots using a table-mounted router for a coin bank. These bolt slots were considerably […]

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Choosing the Right European Hinge

Choosing the Right European Hinge

Cabinet hinges come in all types of styles & finishes to suit virtually any situation. European-style hidden hinges are one of the easiest to find and install. But you still need to choose the right type for your cabinet style. What are European hinges? European or "Euro" hinges are two-piece hinges consisting of a hinge […]

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Review: Milescraft 1407 D/T Featherboard

Review: Milescraft 1407 D/T Featherboard

After a bit of a break from any serious woodworking, I started on a new project recently that required cutting tongue and groove joints on the edges of the boards. Without having to even think about it, I knew I had exactly what I needed to make the cuts safely – my handy-dandy dual featherboard. […]

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Car Lumber Rack Headrest Hack

Car Lumber Rack Headrest Hack

We’ve all done it. Stuffed 8 foot lengths of 2 x 4’s, boards, panelling or pvc plumbing pipes into our cars to get them home – it’s standard DIY procedure. But it can be a bit a of a challenge, getting those carefully-chosen select pine 1 x 8’s past head rests and seat belts without […]

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Work Shop Sharing for DIY Woodworkers

Work Shop Sharing for DIY Woodworkers

Renting or sharing shop space and tools is not a new idea – cooperatives have been around for ages with varying degrees of success. We’re now in a transition from hyper-consumerism to collaborative consumption – sharing or renting goods and services as we need them. This not only helps to keep costs down for individuals, […]

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Crown Mouldings on Varying Cabinet Heights

Crown Mouldings on Varying Cabinet Heights

Cabinet crown mouldings are the finishing touch for a kitchen renovation but you need to plan for them early in the project. Once the cabinets are bought (or built) and installed your options are limited to the situation you have in front of you. Using cabinets of varying heights or "landscaping" as we call it, […]

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How to Make Stopped Flutes on a Router Table

How to Make Stopped Flutes on a Router Table

Stopped flutes are one of my favourite woodworking details. They add an air of sophistication that can turn a nice design into an eye-catching heirloom. You commonly find stopped flutes on columns and newel posts, as well as on fireplace and cabinet pilasters. If the work piece is less than 42" long, you can make […]

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