The details of your workshop depend on the projects you prefer and the space you’ve got available.
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a tool storage shelf out of leftover lumber from other Build It projects.
In this edition of DIY Smarts, Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert travels to a Sears kit house in Richmond, Virginia to tighten an old, loose stair railing.
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
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to replace split-level stair treads in his mid-century modern home.
Ask This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert explains when and how to use a Japanese pull saw
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains how air compressors work
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva explains the uses for different drill bits
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!
Pro painter Nick Slavik shows you how to spruce up an antique that is covered in thick shellac
Using only hand tools and a drill, Tom Silva makes minor floor damage disappear with a simple and effective dutchman repair technique
Choosing tools for first-time woodworkers or experienced carpenters can be challenging if you don’t know what to look for. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best gifts for woodworkers on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for the carpenter in your life. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O’Connor build a wall shelf for an entryway using stock poplar from a home center
Too much torque can strip a fastener clean in seconds, but this fix is just as quick
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor discusses the importance of hearing protection when working around power tools
Rustic wood meets modern metal to create this striking—and timeless—piece of furniture. Tom Silva and Kevin O’Connor show how to make a live-edge console table of your own
Ask This Old House painter Mauro Henrique travels to Sacramento to show a homeowner the safe way to strip paint
Some handy tips for identifying and using tung oil finishes plus a list of products.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches apprentice Austin how to make a variety of different wood joints by building simple utility boxes.
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.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a couple frame an opening between their kitchen and living room in a load-bearing wall.
We show you how to make a DIY shadow box using an old wooden door in 15 steps.
From shiplap to salvaged barn board wood, simple interior wall cladding is making a comeback in home decor, giving rooms a style and texture boost, plus a dose of rugged charm. Here’s how to choose and use them.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva converts a regular door into a Dutch door.
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