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Our Woodworking department, suitable for both beginner and experienced woodworkers, will teach you all about this quintessential handcraft. Read about the basics or move onto advanced topics to learn how to use tools such as routers and scrollsaws, apply finishes and fasten together woodwork, an art called joinery.

The department features free samples and free project ideas, calculators, an inch/meter converter, a glossary of terms, free woodworking catalogs and more. Our online shopping center will help you order your woodworking supplies quickly and easily.

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Book and Magazine Recommendations

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    Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture

    Spike Carlsen24 Great Di-It-Yourself projects. Give your child a unique gift of a lifetime?without breaking your checkbook?and you and your kid will have fun making it! Building Unique and Useful Kids’ Furniture: 24 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects gives complete step-by-step instructions for building 24 professionally designed one-of-a-kind children’s furniture projects that are easy to build and your kids will love.

  • Fine Woodworking (Magazine)

    Fine Woodworking (Magazine)

    This magazine is for all skill levels of wood craftsmen with design ideas, techniques and projects.




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New Stuff

  • Angled Plank Calculator

    This calculator computes for the lengths and angles measurements of an angled plank to be cut flush to a vertical and horizontal plane.  From  Handy Math

  • Baluster Spacing Calculator

    Quantity, Centers and Spacing with Running Measurements  From  Blocklayer

  • Board Foot Calculator

    Board footage helps you make an educated guess as to how much lumber you'll need. How To calculate board feet.  From  Woodworkers Source

  • Healthy Handyman

    Healthy Handyman offers you practical guides and pieces of inspiration to help you turn your house into a home you love. Their topics include home improvement, gardening, and automotive care, and give them the confidence to finally tackle that DIY project they’ve been putting off.  From  Healthy Handyman


  • Online Fraction Calculator

    The online fraction calculator calculates the fraction value of any decimal number. You can select 16ths, 32nds, 64ths, or 100ths precision values. This calculator that converts decimal values to fractions is very useful on projects where a tape measure is being used.  From  My Carpentry

  • Screw Dimensions Reference Tool

     From  Monarch Metal Fabrication

  • Square Foot Calculator

    This free online calculator with fractions is great for squaring construction projects where a tape measure is being used.  From  My Carpentry

  • Stair Calculator

    The stair calculator is used for calculating stair rise and run, stair angle, stringer length, step height, tread depth, and the number of steps required for a given run of stairs.  From  My Carpentry


  • The Drawer Sizer

    The Drawer Sizer helps you design drawers for furniture such as an armoire, chest or drawers, or a dresser.  From  WoodBin

  • The Footulator

    Here is a bare-bones board foot calculator for tallying up lumber requirements.  From  WoodBin

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