Woodworking How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our woodworking step-by-step tips & ideas.
Kevin O’Connor calls on a wood refinishing expert to address unsightly bubbles in polyurethane finishes
In part two of this project, House One’s Jenn Largesse demonstrates how to upholster a round tufted storage ottoman, without the need to sew.
Watch these three easy ways to conceal plywood edges for more professional-looking results.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor works with House One maker Jenn Largesse to demonstrate an interesting technique on a trim router.
Some handy tips for identifying and using tung oil finishes plus a list of products.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor look at ways to match historic molding.
This Old House DIY Expert & House One’s Jenn Largesse shows how to set up a miter saw to create geometric planter, shelves, and more.
A DIY wall magazine rack is the perfect place to store and display your favorite magazines. The clear front and slim design is also perfect for displaying photos, records, and other artwork. Watch this video for instructions on how to build a magazine rack for your home.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva converts a regular door into a Dutch door.
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique travels to Sacramento to show a homeowner the safe way to strip paint
This freestanding bathroom cabinet features open shelving, allowing you to keep an eye on supplies and fulfill as needed, or display washroom decor. Read on to get the free plans, cut list and instructions for this project.
Air conditioning is nice to have, but the look of the clunky unit outdoors can be unsightly. Watch as Jenn Largesse, DIY Expert and House One Editor, creates a wooden cover for her air conditioning unit.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a hardwood floor to make it look seamless
Need an organizer for art or school supplies? You can make one yourself using only scrap wood materials. Watch DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse show you the steps for building a helpful wooden art caddy.
The trick to transferring any design is printing on customized graph paper.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to safely cut open up a wall.
Clean and refinish hardwood floors without sanding down to the bare wood.
Got scratches, dings, or nicks to fix? Here’s how to repair your wood furniture.
Plane tools are the best tool for smoothing and shaping wood. Here is why you would use one and the types available.
Learn how to build DIY fireplace mantel and surround from stock lumber and moldings.
Step-by-step instructions to help you carefully fix your wood floor boards without causing damage.
Cutting a straight line through plywood with a circular saw seems easy enough, but it rarely comes out as straight as it feels while you’re making the cut. To get better results, here’s three easy ways to create a guide for your saw.
In this video, we show you how to easily install soft close drawers step by step.
Watch House One editor Jenn Largesse demonstrate three easy ways to make multiple cuts using a miter saw.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva demonstrates the proper way to use hand planes.
Our start to finish guide will help you decide how to remove paint from wood.
Looking for the best wood hole filler? We offer a variety of options for plugging holes and filling cracks, with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva.
Mill your own half-lap joint quickly and easily using nothing more than a portable circular saw and a chisel.
How do you use an orbital sander? What’s the difference between an orbital sander vs palm sander? Learn about the tool that takes the hassle out of sanding wood.