Best Cabinet Clamps

15 best cabinet clamps for building cabinets [Pro Guide – 2021]

While building cabinets requires a variety of power tools it also requires a number of different types of cabinet clamps. From bar clamps and parallel clamps to everything between you’ll need a good inventory of clamps to build cabinets. In this article learn about the best cabinet clamps for everything from face frames to gluing cabinet doors. First, as a cabinetmaker I own dozens and dozens of cabinet clamps. From face frame clamps to spring clamps I’ve amassed a collection big …

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Best Laminate Roller

DIY Guide: Best laminate rollers for counters and floors

A high quality laminate roller will make building counters, veneering wood and installing flooring a much easier job. And ensure a higher quality result as bubbles and adhesion issues will be minimized. When I first started building cabinets (decades ago) we made 90% of our counters from laminate. And while it might seem like a daunting project it’s actually relatively easy. With a table saw, edge trimmer, sander, paint brush,  and a laminate j roller you’ll be able to make a …

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5 best garage pegboard organizers that install in minutes

Organizing your tools in the garage always includes a wall arrangement. And using one of the best pegboard organizer systems will provide easy, configurable access to your most used tools. While it’s possible to hide all your tools in a drawer or cabinet it makes them hard to find.  Especially your most used tools like hammers, hand saws and screwdrivers. But finding the best pegboard organizer can be equally challenging as I’m guessing you, like me, want to avoid the …

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Best wood glue scraper

Best wood scrapers for scraping glue [2021 Guide]

Looking for the best glue scraper? But not sure if you need a steel or carbide blade? Or maybe your’re wondering if glue is worth scraping when the planer will remove it?  Over the years I’ve glued thousands of wood panels and a day later came back and scraped the excess glue off with a glue scraper.  Why scrape glue? Well, planer blades do not like hardened wood glue. And a quick scape with a good quality glue scraper will …

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best wood scribe tool

Best wood scribe tool for woodworking projects [Pro Guide -2021]

A wood scribe tool is one of those obscure hand tools you didn’t know you needed until, well,  you do. When it comes to trimming, installing cabinets, mortise and tenon joints or even a straight line scribe to prevent wood tear out a scribe is a must. In this article learn what styles of wood scribes are available and what’s best for your projects. When I was first learning to install cabinets one job the owner of the cabinet shop …

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Tools to make holes in wood

14 simple tools to make holes in wood (DIY Guide 2021)

While obvious to a carpenter, sometimes choosing the right tools to make holes in wood takes a little research. And, from large holes to square holes, flat bottom holes in wood to small round holes there is always a tool or two to do the job. In this article learn what the best tools are and how to use them. First, I’ve drilled, cut and even chiseled thousands of holes in my woodworking career. But while I’ve had the good fortune …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

7 Cabinet Making Tools Every Workshop Needs

Looking for the essential cabinet making tools for your next project? In this article I’ll share the tools I’ve used to build countless kitchens and furniture pieces. And, along the way, show you a few woodworking tips as well. Cabinet making doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, most basic cabinets can be built with just a handful of tools and the proper know-how. Over my time woodworking I’ve been fortunate enough to build cabinets in a small professional workshop …

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