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As a woodworker, you probably aspire to build better and more complex projects. In order to get there, you’ll need access to more detailed instructions and more in-depth knowledge. This is where the how-to category comes into play on your site. Site visitors are constantly searching for “how-to” steps and projects that will help them learn how to do something new in their woodworking hobby or business.

The Internet is a big place with a lot of information, but is that information useful? When you search for “How to build a woodworking shop in your backyard,” what do you find? A lot of results about building outdoor tables, or something like that. How boring. You want real results. You need answers. And here they are:

What Does MDF Stand For?

What Does MDF Stand For?

You may have recently heard people talking about MDF. Or maybe you've wondered what kind of board is used for furniture. Well, wonder no more!

Can You Burn Stained Wood?

Can You Burn Stained Wood?

The can you burn stained wood question is one that is asked a lot. Here you will find information on burning stained wood and why it is dangerous, plus information on other methods for getting rid of your old and unusable stained wood.

Can You Burn Painted Wood?

Can You Burn Painted Wood?

If you're considering burning a big pile of old wood or just want to see how well some painted wood will burn, you should definitely reconsider. This article will cover all of the reasons why it's not a good idea, either for you or for the environment.

Can You Burn Plywood?

Can You Burn Plywood?

Can you burn plywood? Burning plywood may seem like a harmless thing to do, however, the glue that binds plywood together is not at all healthy when burned. Check out our latest article to find out the cons of burning plywood and why you should never do so in your home!

Can You Sand MDF?

Can You Sand MDF?

Is it OK to sand MDF, and do you need to sand the edges before painting? We find out!

How Long Does Shellac Take To Dry?

How Long Does Shellac Take To Dry?

If you want to Shellac wood, how long does it take for the coating to dry? Find out here.

How To Make A Hole In Wood Without A Drill

How To Make A Hole In Wood Without A Drill

If you want to know how to make a hole in wood without a drill, keep reading. You’ll find the answer below …

How To Restore A Freestanding Coat Rack – A DIY Project For Beginners

How To Restore A Freestanding Coat Rack – A DIY Project For Beginners

Woodworking is an activity that anyone can enjoy. If you are new to the art of woodworking, then this is the right place to start. Learn how to restore a freestanding coat rack by reading our step-by-step article.

How Much Wood Can You Get From A Pallet?

How Much Wood Can You Get From A Pallet?

How much wood can you get from a pallet? Many people using pallet wood ask this question. Read on for an answer to this question.

Can I Buy Exotic Woods Online?

Can I Buy Exotic Woods Online?

Can I buy exotic woods online? Where do you buy supplies for your DIY wood project or DIY craft project? Exotic woods are often rare things. Where can you get them?This post answers the questions and also lists several helpful websites and ecommerce stores.

How Much Weight Can Wood Glue Hold?

How Much Weight Can Wood Glue Hold?

Ever wondered how much weight can be supported by a specific glue? Wonder no more! This article should help you understand what is possible.

Does Hot Glue Work On Wood?

Does Hot Glue Work On Wood?

So, does hot glue work on wood? How do different hot melt glues compare? Are there some that are good for glue crafts or your next glue project? This post will answer these questions with examples.

How Long To Let Wood Glue Dry Before Sanding

How Long To Let Wood Glue Dry Before Sanding

It takes time, money and patience to be a woodworker, so read this guide before you get started, and save yourself some time, money and heartache.

How To Use A Jigsaw To Cut A Hole

How To Use A Jigsaw To Cut A Hole

In this article you will find out how to use a jigsaw to cut a hole. It's easier than you think and if you follow these simple steps then you should have no problems cutting new or old woodwork.

How To Sand Wood Without Sandpaper

How To Sand Wood Without Sandpaper

Discover new tips and techniques for sanding wood! Learn how to get a smooth finish without the use of sandpaper.

How To Fix Sanding Mistakes

How To Fix Sanding Mistakes

For some woodworkers, sanding is one of the most dreaded parts of the finishing process. It doesn’t have to be. You can fix most mistakes that are made when sanding.

How To Clean Pallet Wood For Indoor Use

How To Clean Pallet Wood For Indoor Use

We will show you how to clean pallet wood so you can use it in your next project. Decorative and modern pallet wood is becoming an increasingly popular material for furniture pieces.

Why is reclaimed wood so expensive?

Why is reclaimed wood so expensive?

Buying reclaimed wood products is an easy and conservation-minded way to diversify any space with an authentic look, but some of you might be asking yourself why is reclaimed wood so expensive?

Is Wood Recyclable or Garbage?

Is Wood Recyclable or Garbage?

As a woodworker, whether you are just starting with your first project or have been around for a while, you may have wondered about "is wood recyclable?"

How To Support A Wooden Shelf

How To Support A Wooden Shelf

How to support a wooden shelf? The last thing you want is to go out and get your woodworking supplies and hardware, complete your project only to find that it won't hold up under normal usage.

Why Should You Use a Carriage Bolt?

Why Should You Use a Carriage Bolt?

There are many reasons why you ought to use a carriage bolt, but we’ll explain them. You ought to understand the uses of carriage bolts and how these can be applied to your use.

7 Reasons Why You Need to Sand Wood

7 Reasons Why You Need to Sand Wood

We live in an era of instant gratification, and if we want something, we want it right now. So why would anyone spend an hour of their precious time sanding wood?

7 Reasons Why You Should Countersink Wood Screws

7 Reasons Why You Should Countersink Wood Screws

When you think of screws, countersinking doesn’t come to mind. However, countersinking your wood screws is a great skill to have as it makes it look amazing.

How to Find a Profitable Woodworking Niche

How to Find a Profitable Woodworking Niche

This guide can help you find a profitable woodworking niche, provide tips for boosting your profits, and give you some actionable insights into the top trends.

How to Find Woodworking Crafts that Sell (Make Money Woodworking!)

How to Find Woodworking Crafts that Sell (Make Money Woodworking!)

You can start a woodworking career, build your dream shop and make money fast. I am going to show you how to find woodworking crafts that sell and you can make money woodworking.