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Tips & Techniques

Crosscut Essentials
Technique Collections

Crosscut Essentials

This technique collection contains everything you need to know for accurate crosscuts on the table saw time after time.

Woodworking Essentials Chapter 5: Advanced Table Saw Joinery
Woodworking Tips

Woodworking Essentials Chapter 5: Advanced Table Saw Joinery

This download will show you how to make woodworking joints on the table saw with and without jigs.

Tricks of the Trade: Shooting Board for Veneer
Woodworking Tips

Tricks of the Trade: Shooting Board for Veneer

There isn’t much to this essential jig, but you’ll get a lot out of it.

Properly Pegged Joints
Woodworking Tips

Properly Pegged Joints

Digging into whether or not reinforcing a mortise and tenon with a peg makes it a stronger joint.

Casework Construction: Wood Selection and Prep
Woodworking Tips

Casework Construction: Wood Selection and Prep

Choose the best wood for your project.

The Right Way to Prepare Lumber
Woodworking Tips

The Right Way to Prepare Lumber

To true your wood with your joiner and planer, the steps you follow are critical to your success.

10 Tricks for Tight Joints
Woodworking Tips

10 Tricks for Tight Joints

Learn some of our editor's favorite ways to get seamless, rock-solid joints.

Casework Construction: Beginning Principles
Woodworking Tips

Casework Construction: Beginning Principles

This opening chapter in our seven-part series covers terminology, history and design principles behind great casework.

Mortises & Tenons for Tables
Woodworking Tips

Mortises & Tenons for Tables

This strong and so-called "advanced" joint is just a clever combination of rabbets and grooves.

Gluing up Flat Panels
Woodworking Tips

Gluing up Flat Panels

Three easy steps - joint, glue, and clamp - help you create perfect panels.

Fitting Inset Doors
Woodworking Tips

Fitting Inset Doors

Achieving a good fit with consistent gaps is a hallmark of craftsmanship.

Four Ways to Make Tapered Legs
Woodworking Tips

Four Ways to Make Tapered Legs

We explore methods to help you find the one that works best.