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Tools & Materials
Hands-on guides to some of your favorite tools and materials
Master Your Hole Saw
A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these...
What You Need To Know About Treated Lumber
What is treated lumber? Is all treated lumber the same? Which type should be used...
How To Install a Window (VIDEO)
A step-by-step video guide to installing a Marvin Window
Make Your Own Barnwood in Nine Steps
What You Need To Get Started In Welding
Get into welding with this guide
Cordless Brad Nailers Buying Guide
We wondered if cordless nailers had finally improved enough to replace our trusty pneumatic tools....
Learn How to Weld
How to build a welding table Welding seems intimidating, but it’s not once you...
Revive a Tired Deck
Rescue my deck I have a 20 year old deck at a rental property. The treated...
Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood
Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex....
How to Work With Manufactured Stone
Manufactured stone is almost indistinguishable from the real thing these days. Check out these great...
Why Wood Moves & Why You Need To Know
Wood is going to expand and contract. You can't stop it. But you can learn...
Cutting Edge Table Saw Hacks
Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.
How To Use Wood Clamps
Pro woodworkers share their best clamping tips, tricks and recommendations for perfect glued joints every...
How to Cope
A coped joint looks better than a mitered joint. Here are some brilliant pointers on...
Hot Glue Gun: A Workshop Essential
Too many people think that hot glue guns are just for arts and crafts. Here...
Take a look at these great tips that'll show you how to get the most...
How to Build a Sawhorse in Six Steps
These sturdy, stackable ponies can be built in 6 easy steps. They make a perfect cutting...
Master Your Bench Grinder
A bench grinder may not be a tool you’ll use every day. However, if...
Stay Safe On the Job
Here are a few safety tips to make sure that you make it home every...
Rough-Sawn Lumber Buying Guide
An expert's guide to selecting and purchasing the rough-sawn lumber for your next project.
Your Pro Tool Sharpening Guide
Pros know that dull tools waste time and money. Check out these clever tips for...
More Miter Saw Tips
Our expert, Jerome Worm, has been using a miter saw every day for 30 years. He...
Professional Resawing: How to Resaw Wood on a Bandsaw
Resawing, the process of cutting a board into thinner pieces of the same length and...
Install Mosaic Tile
In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because...
Home Repair Tools for the Pro
We picked a bunch of tools that we thought our pro readers and you serious...