Best Cabinet Clamps

The Best Woodworking Clamps For Your Projects – 2021

Having the best cabinet clamps on hand will help with everything from panel gluing to assembling finished doors. But did you know there are over a dozen varieties of clamps for jobs like rough gluing, box assembly, door clamping and even specialty cabinet claws used during installation? In this article learn about the best woodworking clamps to build your cabinets.

Best Router Bits For Cabinet Doors

7 Popular Router Bits for Cabinet Doors (2021)

Choosing the right router bits for cabinet doors requires knowing how doors are assembled and if cabinet hardware will be used for the final finish. But thankfully there are just a few different styles of router bits to consider. And a few “relief” profiles that will give your door either a classic or modern look. In this guide we’ll cover router bits for cabinet doors based on: Router bits for cutting door rails and stiles Raised panel router bits Bits …

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Dust Collector For Shop Vac

DIY Dust Collector For Shop Vac Systems (2021)

The best dust collector for shop vac use requires simply adding on a vortex pre-filter to separate the large wood chips from the finer dust particles. But to make your entire dust collection system function the best there are a few other parts, hoses and accessories to add: Vortex filters Tool attachments Flexible piping Upgraded shop vac with higher air flow (CFM) Collection buckets Vortex Cones: #1 Dust Collector for Shop Vac Attachments   Best Vortex Cone for a Shop Vac: …

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12 Simple Woodworking Jigs Every Woodworker Needs (2021)

One of the hardest parts of woodworking is knowing when there is a tool that will make your woodworking easier.  And while woodworking jigs are known to many, there are a huge variety of them to know (and use). To help your woodworking we’ve assembled a list of the most popular jigs that will help you cut, drill and align all phases of your projects.  Think you have them all? Well, even professional woodworkers might be surprised by a jig …

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best wood scribe tool

The Best Wood Scribe Tool For Woodworking (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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Stair Jigs and Templates for Wood Treads

The Best Stair Tread Jigs for DIY And Pros (2021)

The best stair tread jigs will let both DIY’ers and professionals achieve a perfect cut on all edges of the tread. But why use a jig? Well, while tape measures are accurate they are ineffective at inside measurements. And not designed to layout angles. Which makes a stair tread template a must-have for any tread installation project. So, getting started, stair tread templates are useful for: Customizing tread size for every tread Setting up perfect angles with no measurements Simplifying …

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What Size Drawer Slides

What Size Drawer Slides Do I Need? DIY Guide (2021)

When deciding what size drawer slides are needed for a cabinet or furniture project the best place to start is with the depth of the cabinet. But with drawer slides it is not just the length of the slide that matters, it is also the thickness or “side clearance”.  Which makes choosing drawer slides a bit confusing. But by understanding the basic features of a drawer slide it is (with a little effort) easy to get to the best drawer slide …

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Lumber Storage Rack Store Wood

The Best Lumber Racks For Small Shops in 2021

For less than the price of a dozen 2×4’s you can buy a lumber storage rack to keep your wood straight and dry. While a rack isn’t cheap, there’s no point letting good wood go to waste because it was stored improperly. In this article learn how to preserve your wood and what the best lumber racks are. Wood was always expensive and is going to continue to be as demand increases. And purchasing hundreds of dollars of wood only to …

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Best Orbital Sander for Woodworking

The Best Orbital Sanders for Woodworking in 2021

Buying the best or anything requires a bit of research. But choosing the best random orbital sander is a harder decision than most tools because of the split between corded vs. cordless, dramatic quality differences in tools and features like dust collection. And while there are budget orbital sanders that will work for almost all jobs, any woodworker that is tackling furniture or cabinet-grade projects will want to look at higher end tools.  Perhaps you’re wondering what the difference is? …

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Best Miter Saw for Woodworking

The Best Miter Saw for Woodworking Projects in 2021

With the retirement of the radial arm saw the miter saw has become the central cutting station of any woodworkers shop. But there isn’t just one type of miter saw as blade sizes, angle cutting options and other features require some research before buying. In this article learn what the best miter saw is for small and large workshops. While there are dozens of miter saws on the market, not all are built to last. And with the brand names competing …

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