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Heavy Duty Saw Horses
Step by step instructions on how to build a good set of saw horses.

Log Work Bench Plan
An easy step by step guide to building a log work bench complete with profesional tenons.

Simple Book Shelf
This simple but functional book shelf is easy to build and makes a great
confidence builder.

Dust Collection Systems
Learn to design and build a dust collection system for a smaller wood working shop.

Wood Tools
The proper wood tools can improve results for any wood worker.

Power Tool Safety
Power tools safety is important to any wood worker.

Choosing A Residential Lot
Detailed information about choosing a residential lot for the construction of a new home.

Choosing Craft Wood
Tip on choosing craft wood for your next wood working project.

Wood Panels & Humidity
How to accommodate the expansion of table tops and wood panels when in the workshop.

Finishing Questions
Nordy Rockler's finishing questions will help you make good choices when finishing.

Finishing Test
Wood Finishing Test, Picking the right finish for your most recent woodworking triumph may seem like a daunting task.

Milling 4 Sqaure Lumber
7 steps to milling rough stock into 4 square lumber.

Building a Wood Ladder
Easy instruction on how to build your own 12' wood ladder.

Building a backyard deck

  1. Planning a Deck
    A comprehensive guide to building your own backyard deck. Complete with step by step process from planning to enjoyment.
  2. Installing the Ledger Board
    Detailed guide about attaching a deck ledger board.
  3. Deck Footings
    Guide on how to find the position of the deck footings using batter boards and string.
  4. Deck Posts
    Guide to setting up deck posts. Learn how to prep and place the posts to support your deck.
  5. Deck Beams
    Guide shows you how to prepare the deck posts, build the beam and install it.
  6. Installing Joists
    Guide to installing deck joists. Follow along with the steps to successfully place the deck joists.
  7. Laying the Decking
    Detailed guide to installing decking. Setting the first board to the final trimming.
  8. Building Wood Stairs
    Guide to help you layout and build a set of wood stairs.

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Latest Articles
Oak Mailbox Project
Build your own Oak Mailbox. Beautiful and simple to build
Milling 4 Square Lumber
Tutorial for milling rough lumber square
How to Buy a Router
Tip to make you a better consumer.
Building a Ladder
Easy instruction on how to build your own 12' wood ladder.
Building Stairs
Guide to help you layout and build a set of wood stairs.
Heavy Duty Saw Horses
Step by step instructions on how to build a good set of saw horses.
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