This Old House carpenter Nathan Gilbert takes pride in having a clean truck ready to tackle any project at any job site.
General contractor Tom Silva shows host Kevin O’Connor the features and techniques required to stay safe when using a table saw.
Welding without a proper table can be unsafe and difficult. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best welding tables on Amazon.
Wet shop vacuums are an effective machine for cleaning spilled liquids or washing hardwood floors. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best wet vacs on Amazon to help you find the product that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
If you’re looking for a new pair of work boots to provide you with comfort and support while you knock out your next DIY project, we’re here to help. In this review, we evaluate the best work boots for a range of budgets and purposes.
Safety glasses guard your eyes from debris, foreign objects, and noxious fumes. Our guide looks at some of today's best safety glasses.
In this DIY Smarts, general contractor Tom Silva helps a young woodworker set up her first workshop.
General contractor Tom Silva teams up with an aspiring woodworker to build a workbench specifically designed for kids.
General contractor Tom Silva helps a pair of woodworking siblings build a DIY birdhouse in their new workshop.
Cutting quickly and efficiently with an axe requires a sharp edge. Learn several methods to sharpen your axe with this step-by-step guide.
Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert, shows the office he renovated during the quarantine and works on the finishing touch—a display case to store the U.S. flag that was presented to him at his grandfather’s funeral.
In the final part of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add a clamp rack to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part five of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a downdraft sanding station for the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part four of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a dust collector to her Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part three of the series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build and add drawers to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part two of this mobile workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add tool storage to the base.
Having the right hand tools readily accessible for a project can improve your efficiency and the end result. Here’s a look at five not-so-common hand tools to have on hand.
We tested and reviewed five of today's best work gloves to help you protect your hands from scratches, blisters, punctures, and more.
Tom Silva demonstrates how to hang a pegboard in a garage or workshop and organize tools with it.
Do you want to build a guest house? Or a backyard office? Maybe a whole new house? Consider an alternative space, like converting an old shipping container.
A handyman constantly searches for the latest tool or accessory to add to their workshop, whether it be a new adjustable wrench or a state-of-the-art electric drill. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the best Christmas gifts for a handyman to help you find the perfect gift for a loved one this holiday season.
A CNC machine is typically really big—and really expensive. Smart home tech expert Ross Trethewey introduces a new portable PC-controlled manufacturing machine that can easily travel from jobsite to workshop, providing the same level of customization and accuracy as its much larger predecessor.
Before you make up your mind, have a look at this guide that will help you decide which route is best for your needs.
Most safety gear won’t cost you an arm and a leg, however, a hazardous work environment might. Keeping your body protected must always be your first priority, so it’s imperative that you invest in equipment that ensures that you’re kept safe from potential harm.
Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets
The details of your workshop depend on the projects you prefer and the space you’ve got available.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Ask This Old House studio’s four trade-focused corners, each with a homey mix of tools, materials, and mementos.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva gives a general overview of a table saw and the best techniques to use it safely and effectively
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the proper disposal techniques for oily rags to prevent spontaneous combustion.
Our friends at this North Carolina non-profit get started on a new building to expand their vocational training offerings for local kids.
Ask This Old House host Kevin O’Connor discusses the importance of hearing protection when working around power tools