DIY Home Improvement Projects

Woodworking skills apply to more than just furniture and decorative pieces. These are some of our favorite home improvement projects that require some…
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a man sitting at a wooden table with the words build a slab topped sofa table using loose wood
Build a Slab-Topped Sofa Table Using Loose Tenon Joinery
Thick wood slabs sourced from a local sawmill provide a sturdy base for a large slab-topped sofa table, put together with loose tenon joinery. How to build a live-edge slab table. Click here to watch this video and subscribe to Woodworker's Journal on Youtube. #FreeVideo #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Joinery #Tenon #Furniture
a man sitting at a table with a coffee table in front of him and the words walnut live - edge continuous grain coffee table
VIDEO: Walnut Live-Edge Continuous-Grain Coffee Table - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Watch Rob transform a slab of walnut into a coffee table, featuring a continuous live-edge, ash inlay, glass panel, and metal legs. You'll learn how templates were used to layout the four mitered top pieces. The templates made it possible to keep the grain and live-edges running continuously around the mitered top. #FreeVideo #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #CoffeeTable #Walnut
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Make an Entry Bench | DIY Woodworking Project
Learn how to make this attractive and functional entry bench project. We made this bench using lumber that you can find at any home center and a few portable power tools from WORX. Click here to watch this video and subscribe to Woodworker's Journal on Youtube. #FreeVideo #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking
a potted plant sitting on top of a wooden chair with the words stickley inspired plant stand below it
Stickley-Inspired Plant Stand - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
The Stickleys strived for function over flair in their designs, but that early 20th century sensibility makes some of their furniture seem imposing and “heavy” by today’s standards, particularly with a dark finish. So, we’re giving the conventional Arts & Crafts plant stand a bit of a facelift here. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking
garage door draft stopper with the words trick of the trade on it and an image of
Garage Door Draft Stopper - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
No matter how well-insulated your garage workshop is, chances are good that air leaks around the garage door, so you lose heating or cooling efficiency. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free article. #FreePlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking
the project tambour console cabinet is made from wood and has an open shelf with wine glasses on it
PROJECT: Tambour Console Cabinet - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
When you first look at the piece, it is easy to miss many of the fine details. And that is one of the truly pleasurable things about this console — the more you look, the more you like. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking
the farmhouse side table is shown with measurements to make it look like it has been built into
$20 DIY Farmhouse End Table Plans
DIY Farmhouse Side Table Building Plan | Build this versatile multi-use farmhouse end table to use as a side table in the living room or as a bedside table. Living room photo courtesy of Nesting with Grace, free building plan at Remodelaholic.com.
the cover of woodworking plan portable gazebo, with two photos of people sitting in it
PROJECT: Portable Gazebo - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Portable Gazebo - A gazebo is a nice finishing touch to any backyard, providing a new vantage point from which to enjoy your gardens and a focal point when looking at your landscaping. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Gazebo #Outdoors #Plan #Project #DIY
the modern coffee table is made from wood and has multiple different types of furniture in it
PROJECT: Modern Coffee Table - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Project: Modern Coffee Table - Are you ready to give your table saw a rigorous workout? Standing behind that machine is where you will spend the majority of your time if you decide to build this beauty of a coffee table. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #CoffeeTable #Modern #Plan #Coffee #Table
a bar cart with wine glasses on it and the words, woodworking project building a graceful bar cart
PROJECT: Building a Graceful Bar Cart - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Project: Building a Graceful Bar Cart - This cart can be indoors or outdoors. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Bar #Cart #BarCart #Graceful #Project
a wooden bench sitting on top of a porch
PROJECT: Summer Porch Swing - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Summer Porch Swing - Our home’s wraparound front porch offers a shady spot on the hottest summer days. It’s a perfect location for a contemporary porch swing like this. If you don’t have a porch, a sturdy horizontal tree limb could offer another hanging option, or you could build a freestanding framework. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Summer #Porch #Swing #DIY #MakeYourOwn
an advertisement with three light bulbs hanging from it's sides and the words what is the right amount of shop lighting?
Workshop | Lighting | Overhead | Task | Amount of | Woodworker's Journal
Right Amount of Shop Lighting? - How do you calculate, and what are the standards for, illumination on work surfaces? This question is answered by the experts. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free article. #FreeArticle #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Lighting #Shop #Organization
the instructions for how to make your own translucent screen shutters from wood
Make Your Own Translucent-Screen Shutters - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Make Your Own Translucent-Screen Shutters - Windows are meant to deliver light into your home’s interior, but they can also provide an unwanted view into your home. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Shutters #Windowns #DIY
instructions for hanging herb garden with trillion system and video instructions to set up system
PROJECT: Hanging Herb Garden - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Hanging Herb Garden - Getting fresh ingredients are hard. My solution was to design a hanging herb garden comprised of seven half octagon-shaped wooden planter boxes attached to a framework that can be hung from a deck railing, fence or even the sunny wall of a house or outbuilding (anywhere that gets six to eight hours of sunlight a day). Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Herbs #HangingGarden #Garden
the cover of woodworking plan portable gazebo
PROJECT: Portable Gazebo - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Portable Gazebo - A gazebo is a nice finishing touch to any backyard, providing a new vantage point from which to enjoy your gardens and a focal point when looking at your landscaping. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Gazebo #Portable
weaving a splint seat with instructions on how to use it for furniture making
Weaving a Splint Seat - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Weaving a Splint Seat - Kerry Pierce teaches you how to weave a traditional splint seat. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free plan. #FreePlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Seat #Weaving #SplintSeat
a man working on a router table with the words build a router table organization cabinet
VIDEO: Build a Router Table Organization Cabinet - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Build a Router Table Organization Cabinet - Check out all the cool custom features that are part of this Router Table Organizer Cabinet project. Many router tables feature an open base that is unused space. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free plan. #FreePlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #RouterTable #Router #Organize #Cabinet
a dog laying on the floor in front of a wooden table with bowls and plates
PROJECT: Making a Dog Food Station - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Making a Dog Food Station - Make a dog feeding station that’s easy for you to fill and even easier for your best dog friend to empty. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Dog #DogFood #Project
a man sitting at a desk with the words woodworking plan upholstered ottoman chest plus video on how to upholster the chest
Upholstered Ottoman Chest - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Upholstered Ottoman Chest - Some ottomans are built like chests, and it made sense to design one with a liftable lid, so the piece could also be used to stow away pillows, books, DVDs, etc. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Upholstered #Chest #Ottoman #Video
the words diy mudroom bench are written in black on a white wall behind it
Mudroom Bench w/ Drawers » Rogue Engineer
Our mudroom bench needed to be built into this 88 inch nook. One side was up against the wall completely so I knew we would need to add a filler strip so that the drawer would be able to pull out. We also wanted recessed toe-kick since we plan on adding lockers above it. #DIYLaundryRoom #mudroombench #diybench #diyprojects #diyideas #diyinspiration #diycrafts #diytutorial #diy
the woodworking plan classic coatrack is shown in three different pictures and includes instructions for
PROJECT: Classic Coatrack - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Classic Coat Rack Project - Whether you’re a party animal who needs a better place for your guests to pile their wraps than on top of the nearest bed, or an outdoors aficionado who owns outerwear galore, a coatrack can be a handy addition to your household. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Coatrack #Plan
a red couch sitting on top of a wooden floor next to a black and white wall
Stickley-Inspired Prairie Style Settle - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Stickley-Inspired Prairie Style Settle - The Stickley Brothers provided an attractive alternative to variations on common Mission designs. Simple construction techniques underlie the minimalist design: mortise-and-tenons join the rails to the legs, and grooves capture the stiles and panels. Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this premium plan. #PremiumPlan #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking
Finish Shelf Life, and How to Extend It - What’s the shelf life of your favorite finish? Is there a way to store it that increases shelf life? How do I know when it’s time to bite the bullet and toss it? And finally, how do I legally and safely discard old finish? Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free article. #FreeArticle #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Finishing #ShelfLife #Tip Shelf Life, Recycling Facility, Shelves
Finish Shelf Life, and How to Extend It - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To
Finish Shelf Life, and How to Extend It - What’s the shelf life of your favorite finish? Is there a way to store it that increases shelf life? How do I know when it’s time to bite the bullet and toss it? And finally, how do I legally and safely discard old finish? Click here to subscribe to Woodworker's Journal and view this free article. #FreeArticle #WoodworkersJournal #Woodworking #Finishing #ShelfLife #Tip