Pocket Hole Jig

DIY Guide: Best pocket hole jigs for woodworkers [2021 Review]

A pocket hole jig is one of the best ways to get into woodworking. But did you know there are big differences between the entry level jigs and a pocket hole system? For example, a system will feature fast clamping, dust collection, clamps and a self contained system for fast drilling. In this guide learn what the the best pocket hole jig is for your projects. Including a few Kreg jig alternatives. As simple as it might seem, all woodworkers …

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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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Best wood glue scraper

Best wood scrapers for scraping glue [2021 Guide]

While at first glance a scraper seems simple to buy, finding the best glue scraper requires a little research. Did you know glue scrapers design, weight, handle and cutting edge all dictate performance? In this article learn what the right wood glue scraper is for your projects (and stop dulling your planer without one). Over the years I’ve glued thousands of wood panels and a day later came back and scraped the excess glue off with a .  But first, …

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overhead garage storage

7 best overhead garage storage racks

While you can build your own storage rack there are many reasons to instead search for one of the best overhead garage storage racks that are ready to hang. Due to the risk of overloading a homemade shelf (do you know the load rating of what you build?) and honestly the cost comparison between a DIY solution it makes a lot of sense to buy vs. build. And, most of the best overhead garage storage systems are under $200 (and …

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Lumber Storage Rack Store Wood

Ultimate guide to lumber storage: best lumber racks, stands and more

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 expense.  And in 2020 the price of it grew to be downright outrageous. So rather than store your wood on …

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Slow Close for Barn Door

How to Choose the Best Barn Door Hardware

Choosing the best barn door hardware can be confusing. Since this type of hardware involves lengths that might not make sense, rollers, offsets and other jargon some education is needed if it’s your first time. In this article we’ll walk through the best hardware available, break down what the hardware lingo means, and highlight the key features that will simplify your buying decision. Before we begin let’s run down what goes into choosing the right barn door hardware: All metal …

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22" drawer slides

Best 22″ Drawer Slides For Cabinet or Furniture Projects

Almost every kitchen has 22″ drawer slides moving drawers in and out. While some are basic like the epoxy slide, others have integrated push to open with soft closing technology to enhance ease of use. In this article we’ll review ten of the best drawer slides for your project that will fit your capability and budget. Before we begin, choosing the best slides has to take into account your project needs: For new drawers, all drawer slides can be considered. …

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Best Sanders for Wood

Best Sanders for Wood Projects at Home [Pro Guide – 2021]

The best sanders for wood projects depend on your project, budget and amount of time you’ll be investing in the project. While sanders can range from a few dollars up to a few thousand dollars, you can easily get started with a couple of the basics. In this article we’ll show you tools for beginners to professionals. If you’re new to woodworking or have been at it for years there’s always something to learn about sanding. After sanding cabinets for …

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Heavy Duty Drawer Slides

Ultimate Guide: Best heavy duty drawer slides (72″, 500+ pounds)

Buying the best heavy duty drawer slides requires understanding drawer weight, extension length, side clearance and features like locking drawer slides. Did you know some slides have reduced weight ratings as the slide length increases? Or, that some brands use a certification process on their slides to ensure long-term quality after 100,000 open and close cycles? In this article we’ll learn what slides are best for your project and the top brands to trust your heavy load with. First, I’ve …

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