Category - Woodworking

How to Get Started in Woodworking

Woodworking (or carpentry) is an art of creating objects by cutting and carving wood. It has become widespread in America and continues to grow. If one has gained expertise in this particular skill, home improvements...

Making a Bread Box

A bread box helps in keeping rolls and breads fresh for several days. The box allows air to circulate around the bread, thus receiving a less moisture compared to a sealed bag. For making a bread box, oak wood of...

How to make a coat rack

A coat rack is used for holding hats and coats temporarily, especially those that are wet. You can actually make your own out of wooden slats. First, gather the materials needed: the 7 main straight slats (3/4” depth;...

How to Deal with Woodworking Problems

Woodworking is an old-time hobby that is used in both crafts and furniture. As for any hobby, anyone might encounter certain related problems in woodworking including wood knots, unsightly marks, shrinking and expanding...

Types of Chisel and Its Use

A chisel is a tool used by carpenters in constructing houses, buildings and furniture. A chisel has several uses, and different types have been created depending on its blade length or width, and the hardness, and shape...

Tips for your next deck project

To add elegance to your home, one advice is to add a deck or a porch. It will definitely provide relaxation and entertainment. An example of a deck design is the Hammonds; it is an extension from the dining place and...

The History of Carpentry Training

In countries like Germany, tradesmen are required to undergo three years of formal training to become a professional carpenter. When the training is complete, he is recognised as a journeyman carpenter. In the US...

The Great works of William Hurley

William Hurley was an English carpenter for King Edward III of England. He made timber fixtures for royal buildings, including Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, the Tower of Westminster and St. Stephen’s Chapel...

Tape Measure

A ruler in flexible form is called a measuring tape or tape measure. It consists of fibre glass, a ribbon of cloth, or plastic. It also has a metal strip with metric units and sometimes imperial units are added to the...

Sympson the Joiner

Sympson the Joiner was one of the makers of the famous bookpresses of the writer, Samuel Pepys. He worked for the Royal Naval Dockyard in Woolwich, London. He was a joiner by profession, but his name was never mentioned...

Steps on How to Build a Wooden Picture Frame

A picture frame contains the picture, making it easier and more convenient to display. It also serves to protect against dust and scratches. These frames are usually made out of wood and other materials such as glass...

Steel Square: A Basic Carpentry Tool

The art of carpentry showcases the skills and creativity of a carpenter. Carpentry is a woodworking career that can be applied to everything from the construction of furniture to the building of timber houses. To...