Workshop Wonders

Ever wondered how to fill gaps in a wood floor or paint over stained wood? You’ve come to the right place! Our Workshop Wonders category is designed to help beginners unlock their woodworking potential. With our engaging step-by-step guides, even the most challenging projects will feel like a breeze. Get ready to unleash your inner carpenter and watch your skills soar!

Wood Cutting Tools

Unlock Precision: 15 Must-Have Wood Cutting Tools for Perfect Results

The best wood-cutting tools make precise and repeatable cuts. Whether you’re a beginner to woodcutting or a seasoned woodworker learning to perfect your craft, the key is in the cuts.  Specialized tools help create clean wood sawn cuts on the rough lumber. However, each cutting tool has its strengths and limits, and knowing them will …

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Black Walnut Wood Adventure: 9 Projects Reflecting its Rich Hue

Black walnut is a prized number due to its grain properties and natural beauty. But it excels best in interior and exterior decor. I’ve spent 20 years cutting and staining wood to make beautiful artwork. So, I know the best attributes of black walnut wood and which applications suit it best. I’ve gathered the nine …

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Painting Over Stained Wood: 7 Proven Steps for Flawless Finishes

Have you ever hesitated before painting over stained wood, unsure of the proper procedure?  As with other woodworking-related endeavors, like staining plywood, painting stained wood calls for a few key steps, done in the right sequence. In this guide, I’ll use my 20 years of experience in staining and painting wood for construction projects as …

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Masterpiece in Making: 16 Inspiring Wood Carving Ideas for Beginners

Wood carving ideas are a hit or miss. It is simply because they aren’t beginner-friendly. So, they have newbies starting too crazy and abandoning their projects midway. Nearly 18 years into carving wood figurines, whittling is second nature to me. I even know how to fill cracks in wood to remedy any annoying gaps in …

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wooden bird sculpture

Carving a Bird: Essential Techniques for Novice Woodworkers

Carving a bird is one of the most popular beginner projects out there. It challenges your methods, patience, and attention to detail, which are the three most essential aspects of wood carving. Most wood carvers, like me, ended up with a nightmarish blob on our first try, so a not-so-clean birdie is a universal experience. …

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The Art of Staining Plywood: A Dye-ing Skill or a Stain-ful Mistake?

Staining plywood as a beginner brings mixed feelings because it can be tricky. If you’re like me and you don a black cloud when your projects aren’t immediately perfect, then plywood is bound to test you. On the plus side, once you master the skill of staining plywood, you become a woodworking MVP. But why …

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DIY Guide: 17 Quick and Easy Steps to Remove Heat Stains from Wood

Knowing how to remove heat stains from wood is an essential woodworking skill. Everything about heat stains on wood is ghetto – from the trapped moisture underneath to the marks on the surface. It’s enough to change a grown man’s mood (not like I’ll know or anything). Anyways, if you collect woodwork, removing heat stains …

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4 Unmasking Secrets: How to Tell if Wood is Pressure Treated

Knowing how to tell if wood is pressure treated is a frustrating (yet, often inevitable) challenge you’ll likely reach on your woodworking journey. Like many of you, I would prefer if wood came pre-made with a “pressure-treated” label, but things are a bit trickier! If you need help quickly figuring out the difference between ordinary …

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Can You Burn Pressure Treated Wood? The Burning Debate

Getting rid of excess timber during a woodworking project, you’ve probably asked yourself: Can you burn pressure treated wood? It’s a more-than-fair question! Let me explain the safety and environmental effects you can see when you burn pressure-treated wood, show the differences in this type of lumber compared to other products like manufactured wood, and …

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