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Making a Puzzle Board

Making a Puzzle BoardThis is a page about making a puzzle board. A puzzle board with a raised edge provides the prefect surface to work on you puzzle and the edges help to prevent loss of pieces.


The homemade cat scratching post in action.

DIY Carpet Covered Cat Scratching PostMy husband and I decided that we would make our cat a scratching post that we could put next to where he was scratching. These cat scratching posts end up costing less than $10 to make.


Painted trees standing in corner.

Making Trees Using a Scroll SawThis is a page about making trees using a scroll saw. A scroll saw allows you to cut intricate curves in wood more delicately than using a power jigsaw. It is the perfect tool for making decorative wooden trees.


Crafts Using Tree Branches

Crafts Using Tree BranchesWhether fresh or dry, branches and twigs are a thrifty supply to create a variety of things. This page is about crafts using tree branches.


Treehouse Sign

Craft Tips for Making Wood SignsThis is a page about craft tips for making wood signs. Crafting with wood is a popular hobby. The newcomer to this craft, as well as the more experienced crafter, is always on the lookout for new tips to enhance their projects.


The completed Custom Made Jewelry Box

Custom Made Jewelry BoxMy daughter has a huge collection of necklaces. We've tried various ways of organizing them and then came up with this customized jewelry cupboard which stores 50 necklaces.


A completed wooden quilt rack.

Quilt RackThis is a fairly simple quilt rack for the beginner woodworker.


Woodburned Mandala Box - mandala design on the top of the box

Woodburned Mandala BoxUsing a wood burner to create the patterns I drew on the box then sealed it with polyurethane.


The completed DIY Candy Dispenser

DIY Candy DispenserThese have always been a hit for gift giving.


Dick Larson's Walking Sticks

Making a Tree Branch Walking StickWhether you happen upon a neat branch that has fallen from a tree or chose to remove one from a tree in your yard, it is easy to turn it into a handy walking stick.


Thinning Yellow Waterproof Wood Glue

Thinning Yellow Waterproof Wood Glue?I have in my shop a gallon jug of the yellow waterproof casein wood glue used by professionals. I am a professional wooden body restorer of early brass era antique autos, but I know nothing about revitalizing 6 year old glue which is thickening in the jug.


Homemade Wooden Kindle Stand

Homemade Wooden Kindle StandMy husband enjoys using the Kindle we received for Christmas. He likes to sit at the table and look at it while drinking his coffee or after finishing a meal.



Stacked Log Slices

Making Picture Frames from Log Slices?Log slices can be used in many craft projects. Making them into picture frames is another excellent use for them. This is a page about making picture frames from log slices.


Hanger after cutting out a rectangular slot and design burned in

Making a Wooden Tie and Belt HolderThis is a page about making a wooden tie and belt holder. If you can run a jigsaw you can make this useful tie holder for Father's Day or any occasion.


Driftwood Wind-Catcher

Making a Driftwood Wind-CatcherThis is a page about making a driftwood wind-catcher. Driftwood is a great thing to use many craft, especially a wind-catcher.


wood burned covered wagon and floral plaque

Creating Woodburned Pictures (Pyrography)This is a page about woodburning pictures (pyrography). Wood burning is a fun and creative way to make art.


Natural wood photo display

Making a Natural Wood Photo DisplayThis is a page about making a natural wood photo display.Use wood planks to show off your photos, great for gifts!


Opened tin of black shoe polish and a brush against a white background

Using Shoe Polish to Stain WoodThis is a page about using shoe polish to stain wood. An inexpensive alternative to wood stain, that you might even already have in the house, is shoe polish. Try it on your next small project.


Cross Matchstick Craft

Matchstick Craft IdeasThis is a page about matchstick craft ideas. Matchsticks have long been used to make a wide variety of crafts.


Sawing Wood Craft Project

Wood Craft ProjectsThis page is about wood craft projects. Depending on the wood tools you have, there are many creative ways to use wood in crafting projects.


A wood table with a varathane finish.

Varathane Finish is Still Tacky?This page is about varathane finish is still tacky. This kind of wood finish can cause problems when water and oil based products are used.


Bentwood Chairs

Making Bentwood FurnitureThis page is about making bentwood furniture. Interesting garden and household furniture can be fashioned by wetting wood, bending it, and letting it dry.


Siding made of wood boards.

Curing Wood Boards?This is a page about curing wood boards. Green lumber still contains a level of moisture that you will want to remove by drying or curing prior to using it in a project.


A wood carving of a Wester Sandpiper

Making a Wood CarvingThis page is about making a wood carving. With the proper tools, a creative, craft activity can be wood carving.


Homemade Cutting Board

Making a Cutting BoardThis is a page about making a cutting board. A homemade cutting board is a great project for giving as a gift or using yourself.


Painted lower case n.

24 inch Wood Alphabet Patterns?Can any of you either tell me where I can buy a pattern for the 24 inch letters that everyone is cutting out of wood and painting? Or can anyone tell me how I can make a 24 inch letter on my computer...


Tables made from the wood cut down from a tree.

Tables from an Old TreeOne of the oldest trees was blocking our garage. I have no choice but to cut it down, but I did not want it to go to waste. I asked my brother if he could make it into tables for the garden.



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Making Kitchen Table from Recycled Items?I'm interesting in making a table for a my kitchen table in a more frugal way. I'm wondering if there are ways I can use some parts from other furniture and other items to make one. Any links, tips, suggestions you know of?


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Making Lady Chairs?I would like to know how to make the lady chairs.


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Making a Cat House?I would like to know how to make your own cat house?


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Household Tools for Wood Burning Project?I want to do a one time project of burning letters into wood. Does anyone know of any household items that might burn into wood?


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Wooden Loon Planter?I am looking for a wood pattern for a planter that looks like a common loon.


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Making Wooden Spoons?Does anyone have patterns for making wooden spoons?


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Building a One Piece Circular Table with Benches?I'm wanting to make my own garden circular table with benches to seat 6. I want a one piece design. Can anyone help me with planning? Adams


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A Scare Tactic For WoodworkersA woodworker from Massachusetts offers this novel safety tip. The most effective thing that I've done to ensure safe practices is to take an hour, go through the phone book, and compile a list of all of the surgeons in the area who specialize in reconstructive hand surgery. I called each office and checked which hospitals are used by which surgeon.


Limb pen holder.

Useful Items From Tree LimbsI've had a lot of bushes in the yard for years. I wanted to re-landscape some parts so the bushes had to go. The limbs of this bush are very soft and can be milled into useful items to use around the house and studio.


Recycled Pallet Window Cabinet

Recycled Pallet Window CabinetYou can take an old window and pallets and turn them into a beautiful primitive window hutch. My boyfriend made me this for Christmas one year.


upclose of puzzle board

Wooden Puzzle BoardWith our busy schedule it can take a long time for us to complete a puzzle. The cats are constantly knocking pieces on the floor or stuff is being set on the puzzle. So to solve this problem, my husband made me a wonderful puzzle board.


Antique-Look Jewelry Box

Antique-Look Jewelry BoxBy using paint techniques and a heat gun, give an ordinary wooden jewelry box an antique look.


The homemade cat scratching post in action.

Making a Cat Scratching PostThis project gives you step by step instructions for making your own scratching post. The post costs under $10 to make, which be reduced even more by using more recycled materials.


Painted trees standing in corner.

Triple Tree Wood Decor Using a Scroll SawThese are scroll sawed trees with real bark.


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Making Small Wooden Ladders for Craft Projects?I am looking for small wooden ladders, 6-18 inches, and also miniature oak trees. If I cannot buy same does anyone have a creative way I could make same? I have searched Hobby Lobby and Michaels.


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Making a Jigsaw Puzzle BoardWhat things do I need to make a puzzle board for up to 3000 pieces? What kind of board do I need to get? Where can I get it? The size of the board should be 48 x 36 inches.


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How to Cut 45 Degree Angles for Photo Frames?I want to learn how to make photo frames. I can't get the 45 degree cut right. Does someone have any ideas or a work-around for my problem? Thanks.



Oak plank with cracks.

Drying an Oak Plank?I have two oak planks, they are 2 feet long by 4 feet wide and 6 inches thick. How long should they cure/dry before they are stable enough to fill in the cracks, sand, and varnish?


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Ideas for Woodworking Projects Using Wood Scraps?I am a senior, with few woodworking skills, but had some work done on my house and have some leftover wood scraps, tongue and groove especially, also some 2x4s and 2x6s. Any ideas for projects? I own some small hand tools ( drill, jigsaw, stapler, etc.)


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Making a Puzzle Board?How big a board would be needed for 500 piece puzzle?


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