Woodworking Hearing Protection Ear Muffs

Best Hearing Protection For Woodworking

Woodworking is a high decibel hobby and woodworking ear protection is a MUST. Looking for the maximum decibel reduction protection? Or, wondering if there are Bluetooth earplugs or ear muffs to let you answer calls or listen to music? In this article we’ll cover all types of hearing protectors for woodworking.

Best Undermount Drawer Slides

The Best Undermount Drawer Slides for Any Drawer

When it comes to drawer slides the undermount slide is the woodworkers choice as it has the smoothest operation and is invisible once installed. But with a limited amount of manufacturers how do you pick the best undermount drawer slide for your project? Well, brands like Blum make it easy as they are industry certified and the top choice of premier cabinet makers.  But there are there other things to consider: Weight rating (100-150 pounds) Soft closing  Full extension Rear mounting …

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Wood Band Saw

The Best Band Saws For Woodworking

Bandsaws are unique in both the size and function of what they can cut. From woodworking bandsaws to metal and even “bone saws” this simply designed saw will cut just about everything. But choosing the best bandsaw for woodworking takes a bit of research and understanding some basic functions such as: Weight is important to reduce vibration Cast iron tables offer both weight and the best accuracy Saws with rip fences allow for making safer cuts vs. a table saw Higher …

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Weekend Workbench

DIY Weekend Workbench With Casters and Vises

A few years ago I had to part with an oversized workbench to make room for other tools. With 8″ steel casters, a 40″ height for easy sanding cubbies for tool storage and a large 30×96″ top I made many cabinets and projects on it. And while I’ve replaced it’s storage and downsized my projects I’d still like to have it back some weekends. But, sometimes room in your workshop is more important and a compact bench takes priority.  So, …

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Slow Close for Barn Door

Best Barn Door Hardware For Interior Doors (Bypass or Single)

When a swinging door isn’t an option many homeowners turn to one of the hottest interior design options: a barn door. But choosing the best barn door hardware isn’t always simple.  But first, key considerations when purchasing barn door hardware include: Single, double or even triple door capacity Hidden or open style rails Rail material (steel, stainless steel or aluminum) Wheel sizes And lastly mounting requirements. In this article we’ll review the various types of barn door hardware, interior and …

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Best Screws for Outdoor Use

The Best Screws For Outdoor Use In Any Type of Wood

If you haven’t built an outdoor structure before a common question is a basic, but great one: what are the best screws for outdoor use? Can I use galvanized (cheapest) or do I need to invest in stainless screws? Will all screws work with my types of wood? In this guide learn how to pick the right exterior screws for your project.

Outdoor Wood Furniture Finish

The Best Finish For Outdoor Wood Tables

Choosing the best finish for outdoor wood tables requires understanding a few things about exterior finishes, UV protection, application techniques and the wood itself.  While some wood, such as Teak, is naturally resistant to weathering and decay other woods are not as lucky. And some finishes, such as epoxy, are great for one-piece tops but are not easy to apply to slatted outdoor table tops. In this article you’ll learn: Penetrating vs. surface wood finishes UV resistance Clear versus color …

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Installing Toe Kick on Cabinets

DIY Guide: Installing Toe Kick on Cabinets

By the time you’re installing toe kick the cabinet installation is almost done. But not sure how to attach toe kick to the cabinets? Maybe you have a thin strip of toe kick, or possibly a full 3/4″ thick piece (it varies by manufacturer). Want to avoid cutting one to short? Or, perhaps understand how to attach it and hide any holes. In this guide we’ll show you the steps and tricks on how to install toe kick correctly.

Best Wood For Desk Top Red Oak

Choosing The Best Wood For a Desk Top

The best wood for a desk top is decided by your budget, tools, and the desired look of the finished project. The best wood for a desk top combines aesthetics of the wood, your skills, budget and the tools you have to make a desk. Fortunately, there are many choices to choose from. And, a number of sources to buy wood either locally or online. While woodworkers have most of the tools needed, the number one factor in deciding which wood …

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