Learn how to select, mill, and size lumber for project parts. Find out how to optimize lumber for maximum yield and the best appearance for your projects.
When you’re making multiples of an irregular-shaped workpiece, make quick work of it with templates.
With these two jigs, you can rip tapers on anything from a footstool leg to a tall bedpost.
I like to slice logs at an angle and use these slabs for fretwork. What do I have to do to keep the bark from drying, shrinking, and falling off the slab?
I wanted a solid wood top for a small pub table. I used narrow oak boards that measured 8 percent moisture content. I stained it with water-based stain, and the oak and plywood top cupped.
How can I get mold off without ruining the wood or driving the mold deeper into the grain?
When a friend cut a large maple log in half for firewood, the inside was beautifully spalted throughout. Can I dry these pieces in the oven, or would it be better to air-dry them?