Best Wood For Desk Top Red Oak

The Best Wood For a Desk Top – 7 DIY Friendly Options

The best wood for a desk top is decided by your budget, tools, and the desired look of the finished project. Learn what woods are most popular and where to buy hardwood. From traditional hardwoods like maple to the trending live edge slabs there are dozens of woods to choose from. And, while not surprising to many, desk tops can be built from just about about anything. From urban sourced wood that was salvaged from street-side trees to premium hardwoods there …

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How to install cabinet filler strips

How to Install Cabinet Filler Strips The Easy Way

While professionals have the right tools and know-how, DIY cabinet installers may not know how to install a filler strip properly. But after installing countless kitchens there are a few tricks I’ve learned on how to install cabinet filler strips the right way.  And, the first step is always having the right tools. So, to best help you place, clamp, drill and screw these are the types of tools professionals use to install cabinet filler strips: How to Install Cabinet Filler …

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Cabinet Door Stoppers and Bumpers for No Slamming

Cabinet Door Stoppers, Bumpers and Dampers For Quiet Doors

With properly installed cabinet door stoppers your doors will stop hitting the wall and each other. And with cabinet bumpers and aftermarket cabinet dampers your cabinet doors can be upgraded to perform as well as newly installed cabinets. In this article learn how to: Limit the range of swing for a cabinet door How to install aftermarket soft-close to your kitchen And, the best updated cabinet bumpers to finish your upgrade Cabinet Door Stoppers And How They Work Similar Product: …

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How to Install Cabinets to Wall

How are Kitchen Cabinets Attached to the Wall?

One of the first questions of many DIY cabinet installs is this: just how are kitchen cabinets attached to the wall? While the quick answer is with cabinets screws installed firmly into the house studs there are other options. If you’re not sure, the best option is always to hire a professional as this is a potentially dangerous job.  But if you choose this DIY job we’ll discuss: Determining wood studs vs. lathe Cabinet hangers as an alternative to screwing …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Cabinet Hardware Jigs, Templates and Guides for Better Accuracy

The best cabinet hardware jigs are designed to be used for jobs of any size, are made from all metal components and are easy to use. But, for budget minded projects or one-time use, a less expensive jig with a reputation for durability and precision is what DIY’ers or occasional woodworkers will choose.  But, most importantly, the top cabinet hardware jigs will work on all styles of doors, including shaker cabinets that have a challenging inset face. So what makes …

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Best Drawer Slides for Kitchen Cabinets

How to Upgrade Drawer Slides In 5 Easy Steps (2022)

Learning how to upgrade drawer slides for kitchen cabinets and furniture is as simple as picking the right drawer slide, rear mount brackets and a jig to accurately install them. First, replacing drawer slides is a project most woodworkers can easily tackle.  But for homeowners new to the mechanics of a drawer slide its best to do a little research and understand the basics. While drawer slide upgrades are a very doable DIY project, there are a few tips and …

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Best Cabinet Clamps

The Best Woodworking Clamps For Your Projects (2022)

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.

How to Make Shaker Cabinet Doors

How To Make Shaker Cabinet Doors – 10 Step Guide (2022)

While a cabinet door might seem like a hard thing to build there are only a few basic tools needed. And, of course, a few tricks to buying the right materials and assembling the doors. In this guide learn how to make shaker cabinet doors that you’ll want to show off. While often considered a job only for cabinetmakers, a shaker cabinet door is actually quite simple in its construction: Four wood sticks with a groove to hold the panel …

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Adjustable Desk Legs

The Best Adjustable Desk Legs – Motorized Sit and Stand In 2022

With the rapid switch to working from home many desk-bound workers are converting their offices to be more functional. And with this update comes DIY desks. Making your own desk? You’ll want to use adjustable desk legs that either level to the floor OR adjust for sit or stand desks. In this guide learn the best adjusting leg options for your desk projects.

Domino Joint End View

14 Types of Woodworking Joints to Use in 2022

While choosing the right wood is a key step in woodworking, having the right tools and techniques to create quality woodworking joints is a must. It’s a common step to overlook in woodworking, but designing your projects to have the right joints will be the difference between a lasting piece you can use for decades. Or, a mistake you’ll need to fix (or redo) later. In this arcticle learn what wood joints are best for your project. Woodworking joints are …

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