Woodworking Tools and Supplies

Saws, sanders, routers, planers and lathes. Discover all the tools to support your woodworking projects.

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The Lixada Blocklight Is a Small Flashlight with Lots of Power

Let there be light with you everywhere you go with these super-compact and affordable Family Handyman approved flashlights.


What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Woodworker’s Essential Tools

A pro woodworker and carpenter shares a look at some of her favorite tools.


Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.


How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...

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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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13 Common Woodworking Materials

Wood terminology can be mystifying. Avoid confusion at the lumber yard by familiarizing yourself with these woodworking materials.

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8 Best Chisels for Woodworking Projects

From rookie woodworkers to seasoned pros, everyone wants the best chisels. Wherever you fall, there are chisels on this list...


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If You Can’t Get Plywood Now, Try This Instead

Wildfires, labor shortages and supply chain issues are making plywood harder to get and more expensive. Here's what you can...


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12 Woodworking Hand Tools

Woodworking requires many tools without any cords or batteries. Here are the essential hand tools for successful woodworking projects.


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8 Best Wood Glues

Wondering about the best wood glue for your project? A pro woodworker offers his top wood glues and when DIYers...

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Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

Build this footstool and gain a perfect place to stow your stuff.


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11 Woodworking Tools for Beginners

When you're ready to pursue woodworking as a hobby or to make your own furniture, these are the first tools...


How To Find Affordable Lumber

Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...


5 Best Hatchets and Axes of 2022

Looking to fell a tree or need a chopping tool for your next camping trip? Whatever the job, we've got...

10 DIY Tools You Should Own By 40

DIY tools in your 20s and even most of your 30s may only include some hand tools and a smattering...


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


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3 Shop Tools DIYers Always Reach For

Seriously, we can't get enough of these!


Fix Wood Scratches with Walnuts

Simply rub a walnut over a scratch in wood several times. Then, with your fingers rub the scratched area. That's...


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3 Ways for Woodworkers to Save Money

Woodworking can be one expensive hobby. High-quality blades, sanding belts and router bits are costly—and worth every penny. Here are...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


DIY Dictionary: Green Treated

What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced into it under pressure to...


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.

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What to Know About Wood Stains and Finishes

Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...


How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

Here's a quick and easy project to manage messes and spills.


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9 Things Carpenters Always Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...