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Woodworking Planning

Prepare for your next woodworking project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.

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The Cost of Lumber is Decreasing: What This Means For Your Summer Projects

The average price of lumber is declining from historic highs during the pandemic. That might be good news for homebuilders and homeowners alike. But will these prices continue to drop to pre-2020 levels? And how will lower lumber prices affect the homebuilding and home improvement industries—and DIYers—moving forward?

How to Buy Reclaimed Lumber

Our Cambridge, Massachusetts, project house used wood from old, redwood olive-oil barrels. Here's how to get wood that has a history that's longer, even, than yours.

A Complete Guide to Hardwood Flooring

This Old House presents a complete guide to finding the best hardwood flooring for your home.


How to Choose and Use Wood Filler

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.


How to Choose the Right Glue for Your Project

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains which glues and adhesives work best on various materials, such as wood, foam and cement, for indoor and outdoor projects.

All About Engineered Wood Floors

It's a dead ringer for solid wood, faster to install, and less prone to moisture damage. Our experts help you decide which high-tech, low-fuss boards are best for your application and style

How to Detect and Deter Termites

From trained dogs to high-tech listening devices, how to sniff out termites