Knowledge for the World

woodworking

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - Francis of Assisi


Paul Sellers Mallet

  • 0 favorites 0

I recently received a copy of Paul Sellers' book on hand tools. In it, he describes the mallet he designed and gives some tips on reproducing it.

Walnut Plant Stand

  • 4 favorites 4

Why put your plant on the ground like some sort of animal when you can spend hours making a wooden plant stand?

Cedar Hot Tub Table

  • 2 favorites 2

This table lives outside next to a hot tub. I used cedar because it lives at a cabin in Tennessee that already has a bunch of outdoor cedar.A

DIY Cabinet feet

  • 1 favorite 1

Adding decorative feet to your cabinets can give them a ton of character and is super quick and easy to accomplish.

Farmhouse dinner table

  • 1 favorite 1

We needed a new dinner table. I wanted to learn about woodworking. This table was built using mostly hand tools and as much traditional joinery as I could figure out.

How to lay 5/4 decking

  • 0 favorites 0

5/4 decking looks great and is very cost effective. This guide will take you through laying and securing your 5/4 decking.

How to cut a mortise by hand

  • 0 favorites 0

It can be tricky to cut a mortise without the help of machines but using this method, I find I end up with mortises as clean or cleaner than what I could get with a drill.

DIY massive bookcase

  • 32 favorites 32

This bookcase was inspired by the Ikea bookcase system called Ivar. It was heavily modified (and slightly over engineered). I will take you through my process and hopefully you'll learn something!

How to make the poor man's router

  • 1 favorite 1

If you do not own a router plane or a powered router, its quite simple to make a router using a chisel. You'll need a drill and a bit that's just slightly smaller than the chisel you'd like to use.