Watch this complete step-by-step video to learn how to make a wooden bowl or tray with your router. With the help of patterns and bits, your plunge router can transform a huge chunk of wood into something your lathe just couldn’t handle. Material Prep If you watch woodturning videos you know that lathes have limitations…Watch Now >>
In the final installation of our three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George vondriska teaches you how to sand and finish the wooden carcass of the table and then install the tile into the frame that you created in the second step. He demonstrates the proper technique for using a handheld sander to…Watch Now >>
In the second installation of our three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George Vondriska teaches you how to create a wooden frame for the tile tabletop. He walks you step by step through the building process, demonstrating the proper technique for mitering each component of the frame with a miter saw, cutting a…Watch Now >>
In the first installation of a three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George Vondriska teaches you how to cut and assemble the rails and legs that will become the body of the table. He demonstrates the proper technique for tapering the legs on all four sides with an adjustable square and your bandsaw,…Watch Now >>
Half lap joints are a popular way to join two pieces of wood together and can be used on a number of woodworking projects. One way to cut half lap joints is on a table saw. George Vondriska takes you step-by-step on how to create a simple jig for cutting half lap joints on a…Watch Now >>
Discover how to make wooden hinges for a gateleg table, hinged-lid blanket chest or other furniture projects. Watch as we teach you how to set up your tablesaw with a shop-made fence that guides your workpiece past a dado head blade, creating perfect teeth and sockets. And this wooden hinge is just the beginning. WWGOA’s…Watch Now >>
Watch as we show you how to build a picnic table that’s beautiful, durable and portable, right before your eyes! Learn about choosing materials, the best tools and hardware to use, clever tips and techniques, PLUS there’s a detailed Cut List you can take along to the lumberyard.
This tabletop is 40 inches x 8 feet–plenty big to seat 10 adults. It’s designed with reinforcement ribs underneath and clever joinery tricks to keep it from cracking during temperature- and humidity-level changes. And we know you want to learn how to build a picnic table, but you’ll need matching benches, too. These bench seats have a nifty curve that makes them extra comfortable. And they’re stackable!
Woodworking projects always turn out best if you start with the right materials. Find out what wood was used for this picnic table and why it was chosen. Recommendations for adhesives and fasteners (with a source) are also included.
Watching this video, you won’t simply learn how to build a picnic table–you’ll also learn valuable tips and techniques, for joinery, blade adjustments, marking, drilling, and fastening, that you can use in on other projects. This table and benches was designed to go together like a kit, which makes it perfect for woodworkers of any skill level. Beginners will learn a lot and even seasoned veterans will pick up some new tricks.
Built to Last
Many woodworkers learn how to build furniture so they can custom make pieces for their home. But don’t forget your outdoor living space. A picnic table like this will last for years and will be the centerpiece of your outdoor celebrations, family meals and impromptu gatherings.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska teaches you how to build a stool that will look great in either your home or workshop. He walks you step by step through the entire process, showing you how to complete each of the necessary woodworking techniques, including cutting legs at a compound angle, accenting the seat with your bandsaw and piecing together the frame.Watch Now >>
In this woodworking project video, George Vondriska guides you step-by-step on how to make a beautiful occasional table. George teaches some helpful tips and tricks on how to easily cut all the pieces required and how to create tapered legs that connect using biscuit joinery. The top of the table has a ceramic tile in the center and is framed with white oak. As an added finishing tip, George will take time in this video to show you how to ebonize the white oak to give it a dark, rich black color.Watch Now >>