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?

6 Practical Wood Shed Ideas

Firewood requires dry storage and plenty of airflow for optimal burning. These wood shed ideas offer options—and add a certain cozy, rustic touch to your property.

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.

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.

A Complete Guide to Hardwood Flooring

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

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 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.

How to Detect and Deter Termites

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