9 Useful Finishing Tips

Here are some finishing tips I hope you find of value. They are arranged in roughly the order of the typical finishing steps. Sand Oil Finishes Wet It’s not at all necessary to sand wood to very [...]

5 Favorite Shaker Projects

Shaker furniture is known for it’s clean, simple lines and quality construction. There’s been no shortage of Shaker woodworking projects in the pages of Popular Woodworking over the [...]

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Does your Dad love woodworking? Here are some great gift options for him this upcoming Father’s Day. Travel Mug Turning Kit • $13.99  Remember when you were real little and made your [...]

12 Weekend Picture Frames

Here’s a fun way to save money, be creative, make something useful, and use up scrap stock: make your own picture frames. You can start from scratch and have finished frames in a day or less, and [...]

Our Top 10 Articles of 2021

2021 is coming to a close, and as is the tradition, we look back at the most popular articles we published in the past year. Our reader’s interests were as diverse as ever, branching across [...]

11 Great Tips for Marking and Measuring

Check out these 11 methods to make layout easier. Write With Chalk Lay out “cut here” marks on rough lumber with chalk. Chalk marks are easy to read, even on the scruffiest surface. Unlike ink, [...]

2021 Gift Guide

Welcome to the 2021 edition of the Popular Woodworking gift guide! Know your price point? Jump right in below, or keep scrolling if you’re just browsing for ideas. $30 and under • $30 to [...]

2021 Editor’s Choice Tools

Like most of the woodworking community, I spent more time in my shop during 2020 and 2021. Over the last two years, I used a variety of tools and gained new appreciation for a handful of them. [...]

7 Ways to Store Clamps

“You can’t have too many clamps,” a wise cabinetmaker once said. That is certainly true, but in a small shop, you can easily run out of room to store them. On clamp is so different from [...]

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