How to Bend Wood
Kerfs are grooves in a piece of wood cut by a saw. Kerfing involves bending a piece of wood by making equally spaced cuts.
How to Bend Plywood
Bent plywood can be used to give furniture and cabinetry a sleek, seamless appearance. The easiest way to bend plywood at home is using clamps and a form made out of medium density fiberboard, or by using a ratchet strap. For a stronger,...
How To Use A Speed Square: Five Jobs for This Classic Tool from the DIY Guy
The lexicon of carpentry-speak is littered with registered trade names. Through widespread use, these brand names are now considered generic terms. Take for example the ingeniously simple layout sq...
The stool that's as comfy as a cushion… made out entirely out of wood
The Ash Cushion (pictured) designed by Mary Dickerson is made out of strips of notched ashwood to create a solid yet springy surface.
How to Cut Curves in Wood
Mark, cut and fine-tune curves in wood, using routers, saws and other simple tools, by following these expert techniques to get the best curves.
Techniques for Bending Wood Into Curves - Part I
The two simplest methods for creating curves in the wood for your projects are manual clamping and gluing or kerf bending with several slot cuts.