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Furniture Building For Beginners


DIY Furniture Plans

Would you take a long distance trip into unfamiliar territory without a road map? Not likely unless you wanted to get lost! Would you get on a plane going on a transatlantic flight if you knew there was no flight navigator? Probably not! Would you sail across the Pacific without a guidance system?

Fine Woodworking - videos, project plans, how-to articles, magazines, and books

Expert advice on woodworking and furniture making, with thousands of how-to videos, step-by-step articles, project plans, photo galleries, tool reviews, blogs, and more.

Ana White | Free and Easy DIY Furniture Plans to Save You Money

After a couple of weeks of building kitchen cabinets and finishing them, I can't tell you how excited and eager I was for this day to come ... Kitchen cabinet installation day!!! Yep, this blank space is going to be a kitchen after today! We are going to do the wall cabinets first.

Build Your Own Simple Shed

Parts and Tools: four concrete deck blocks; hand tamper, torpedo level Prepare the surface by tamping down the area where the concrete deck blocks will go. You can make your own hand tamper by nailing a 12-inch piece of 2 x 6 to the end of 4 x 4 post.

No BS Woodworking Episode 2 - Basic tools for making furniture

The second, and last, free episode of No BS Woodworking with Chuck Bender. To continue seeing the weekly episodes of No BS Woodworking, go to and register for one of the membership levels that allows you to watch the show each week.

No BS Woodworking Episode 1 - Trees and other forms of basic joinery

The first (free) episode of the new weekly membership only online woodworking show, No BS Woodworking with Chuck Bender. No BS Woodworking is a weekly subscription based program. You can find out more at

Types of Wood for Woodworking

Solid wood - that is, wood cut into boards from the trunk of the tree - makes up most of the wood in a piece of furniture. The type of wood you choose determines the beauty and strength of the finished piece. Many varieties of wood are available, and each has its own properties.

Basic Woodworking Tools for Beginners

Discover the first tools to buy and how to set up a workspace when learning basic woodworking in this video from's series Getting Started in Woodworking.

Woodworking The Ideal Hobby or Pasttime

Whether you have reached retirement age or are just looking for a new hobby, woodworking can be very rewarding and also useful. There are endless approaches to woodworking, whether your are a novice or a seasoned journeymen.