Drawer Stop Screws | Best Woodworking Tips

Drawer stop screws are an essential piece of hardware for any dresser or drawer. They help to keep the drawer from sliding out too far, and prevent it from falling out entirely. Drawer stop screws are usually made of metal, and can be either mounted on the inside or outside of the drawer. Most hardware … Read more

Moby Dick, the Great White Planer

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Moby Dick, the Great White Planer The newspaper advertisement was brief: “PLANER, 24″, $450. Call.” My friend Charles Poth and I had been looking for just such a machine. We found the owner’s home outside rural  Jeromesville, … Read more

Popping Plugs | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. After cutting out plugs on the drill press, I used to saw them from their blank using the table saw. Unfortunately, this would often send the freed plugs flying across the shop, forcing me to hunt for … Read more

Ryobi Track Saw | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. A tale of two components. Tool: Track Saw Shop Now  (Available in late April) Manufacturer: Ryobi MSRP: $329.99 (bare tool + track) $399.99 (tool + track + 4ah battery & charger) The new Ryobi Track saw showing … Read more

Outdoor Finishing | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. When I was a kid, my dad made a pair of Adirondack chairs that sat out front of the old farmhouse I grew up in. Looking back, they added a quaintness to the house. They were attractive … Read more

Yard Games: Kubb | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. I’m sure you’re thinking, what’s Kubb? The original name, “Kubbspel,” translates (roughly) into “throwing block game.” The goal is simple: knock over wooden “Kubbs” or soldiers by throwing sticks or batons at them, followed by the king. … Read more

Crisscross Picnic Table | Best Woodworking Tips

The Crisscross Picnic Table is the perfect addition to any outdoor space. This spacious table features a crisscross design that provides ample seating for up to eight people. The table top is made from durable HDPE plastic, and the legs are made from powder-coated steel for long-lasting use. The Crisscross Picnic Table is also easy … Read more

Yard Games: Ladder Golf | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Professional-sized ladder golf sets are larger and more robust than the chintzy ones you usually find in yard game kits. This project is a great way to use some long skinny scrap pieces too. Read the rules … Read more

Build A Patio Planter | Best Woodworking Tips

We may receive a commission when you use our affiliate links. However, this does not impact our recommendations. Strong, simple joinery provides lasting beauty. If you’ve been thinking about beautifying your patioand you want to do it in a weekend, I’ve got just the thing. This sturdy planter is made from readily available materials with … Read more