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Category Archives: Bob Vila


How to Install Drawer Slides When I first started woodworking, I found drawer slides to be very intimidating! I could not figure out how to get the hardware on the cabinet side to line up perfectly with the hardware on Read more…


How To Cut a 2×4 In Half I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in Read more…


How to Use a Tapering Jig on the Table Saw I love using tapered legs on a table or cabinet I am building. They add such a great sense of style and drama to an otherwise ordinary project. An easy Read more…


Gloves are a necessary item in the tool box of any DIYer. I became a firm believer in them when each of my thumbs were injured very badly at the same time. Have you tried to build anything when both Read more…


How to Salvage a Piece of Plywood Cut Too Short We all know the “measure twice, cut once” rule but we’ve all been there… I know I’ve been there lots of times! I am human and I make mistakes! There, Read more…


Plans to Build a Slim Sideboard Here are plans for a slim sideboard which would be perfect in an area that can’t handle large furniture pieces. Don’t let the slimness fool you… There is plenty of storage with four drawers Read more…


Whenever I am building something from plans that call for more than one decorative notch or curve, I have a “thing” about them being exactly the same. It drives me crazy if they are not! Is it some form of Read more…


Free Furniture Plans to Build a Desk Chair I really like building chairs! They are so easy plus I can use quite a few of the scraps of lumber I’ve been accumulating! Today, I will share plans to build a Read more…


How to Apply Edge Banding to Plywood Plywood is one of the most economical building materials out there. It comes in various thicknesses, sizes, and species. Covering the edges can be a problem for some. The edges can be covered Read more…


Awhile back, I wrote an article for The Design Confidential on How to Replace Windows . I’ve just recently upgraded both of the kids’ bedrooms with new windows. It seemed like nothing went right from the start but I kept thinking Read more…

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