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Woodworking Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our woodworking projects, how-tos, and designs.

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How to Use a Mobile CNC Router

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert demonstrates a mobile CNC routing machine.

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How to Use a Hole Saw

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the basics of using a hole saw.

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How to Install Wainscoting

Layer stock lumber and moldings to produce this classic architectural element

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Build It | Hand-carved Utensils

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor hand carve wooden serving utensils using leftover pine from a previous Build It project

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How to Remove a Burn Mark from a Hardwood Floor

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to Portland, Oregon to repair an original wood floor that was burned by a face-down hot iron.

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How and When to Use a Japanese Pull Saw

Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains when and how to use a Japanese pull saw

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How to Choose and Use Air Compressors

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how air compressors work

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How to Choose and Use Drill Bits

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the uses for different drill bits

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The beauty of wood, without the maintenance.

For a classic look with superior performance, check out these innovative tongue-and-groove porch planks from Aeratis, as featured in the TOH 2018 Idea House!

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How to Properly Notch Structural Beams

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.

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How to Turn Scrap Wood into Kindling

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.

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How to Build a Chippendale Railing

Kevin O’Connor and Jeff Sweenor demonstrate how to assemble and install a Chippendale railing for the Rhode Island Beach House

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How to Patch a Chipped Wood Floor

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva fixes a chipped wood floor using a Dutchman and hand tools.

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Generation Next | Building a First Tool Box

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a young fan how to build her first tool box.

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Build It | Salvaged Door Shadow Box

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a shadow box using wood recycled from an old door.

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Build It | Hawaiian Mango Keepsake Box

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva works with a local woodworker to build a keepsake box out of mango wood.

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How to Choose and Use a Jig Saw

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the best uses for a jigsaw and how to choose the right one for the job

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How to Remove Stripped Screws

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares some tricks of the trade for backing out stripped screws

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How to Make a Hardworking Kitchen Cart

In one of our #DIYDARE challenge projects, turn aluminum tubes, fittings and some butcher block into a speedy cart that works indoors or out

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How to Choose Tools for First-Time Woodworkers

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the best tools to have in your shed to start beginner or intermediate woodworking projects

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How to Repair a Cracked Floor Joist

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner repair a cracked floor joist

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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.

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How to Make a Campaign-Style Dresser

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

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How to Make a Mid-century Modern-style Dresser

Olive paint, walnut stain, and brass knobs give a flat-pack dresser mid-century modern flair in our One Piece, Five Ways series

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How to Make a Wood Quilt

Mixing waxed, stained, and milk-painted boards lends a unique look

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How to Build a Takeout Menu Holder

A wall-mount organizer—with a chalkboard surface—is a tidy alternative to a cluttered drawer

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How to Make a Six-Pack Carrier

BYOB gets a style upgrade with this classic caddy, modeled on an old-fashioned tool box

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How to Make a House-Shaped Cutting Board

Treat the chef on your list to butcher block done better

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How to Build a Bottle-Vase Holder

Presenting flowers may be somewhat predictable, but not when they come in this tabletop display piece

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How to Build a Shutter Mirror

Steal a glance as you dash out the door or stash a reminder note with this handy entryway accessory

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How to Patch a Doorknob Hole With a Dutchman

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva installs an undetectable wood patch in an old door

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How to Create an Interior Door Opening

Cutting a new doorway with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva