Woodworking How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our woodworking step-by-step tips & ideas.
Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey and general contractor Tom Silva explain how to notch structural beams to host Kevin O’Connor.
Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook, landscape designer Jenn Nawada and host Kevin O’Connor try out a tool that easily splits kindling.
Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor demonstrate how to assemble and install a Chippendale railing for the Rhode Island Beach House
Maker Jimmy DiResta and Kevin O’Connor built this side table on an episode of Ask This Old House
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a toy box for Tom’s grandson
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva works with a local woodworker to build a keepsake box out of mango wood.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva walks host Kevin O’Connor through the types of woods available and the best uses for each
A collection of the latest and greatest tips from the TOH master carpenter
Nick Offerman is well-known as an actor, comedian, and author, but he’s also an accomplished woodworker. For 16 years, he’s owned the Offerman Woodshop in Los Angeles, a small collective of woodworkers and makers. Nick’s latest book Good Clean Fun offers readers an inside glimpse at the inner workings of his shop and even teaches some basic woodworking skills through step-by-step project instructions. Host Kevin O’Connor toured Offerman Woodshop for an episode of Ask This Old House. Here are some of the highlights from that visit.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a large hole in painted baseboard molding
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva is in Salem, MA, to help install a bookshelf that doubles as a door
Actor and woodworker Nick Offerman shares with Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor where his love of woodworking began and offers advice for young people who want to work with their hands
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for backing out stripped screws
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best tools to have in your shed to start beginner or intermediate woodworking projects
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist
Between footwear, pets, and furniture, wood floors can take a beating. Minimize the signs of wear and tear with these easy repairs.
Glossy orange paint, and campaign pulls and brackets lend a flat-pack dresser the look of traveling furniture in our One Piece, Five Ways series
Olive paint, walnut stain, and brass knobs give a flat-pack dresser mid-century modern flair in our One Piece, Five Ways series
Trim out a slab door with poplar boards to create a hidden passage disguised as a paneled accent wall
BYOB gets a style upgrade with this classic caddy, modeled on an old-fashioned tool box
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an undetectable wood patch in an old door
Cutting a new doorway with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva
TOH assembles even more pro wisdom from master carpenter Norm Abram's archive