Clamping up four mitered corners is tricky. You can buy specialty clamps for this, but I make my own. Here’s how to do it. Start with a long 1×4, as it’s easier (and safer) to clamp for making the angled cuts than a short piece. Mark out the blocks, and then drill a 1-in. diameter hole in the center of each one. The hole prevents the blocks from getting glued to your project. Cut 45-degree angles tangent to the hole, and then cut the blocks free from the long board. We’ll walk you through how to make one for your home shop.

Another important factor to be considered is the durability of the wood, especially in regards to moisture. If the finished project will be exposed to moisture (e.g. outdoor projects) or high humidity or condensation (e.g. in kitchens or bathrooms), then the wood needs to be especially durable in order to prevent rot. Because of their oily qualities, many tropical hardwoods such as teak and mahogany are popular for such applications.[9]
I know this seems really simple and you may already know how to read a tape measure so just hear me out on this one! Often times with woodworking you need to make exact measurements and cuts and it’s rarely pretty even numbers like 15 inches or 15 1/2 inches. It’s usually like 15 5/8 inches or 15 9/16 inches. So, really knowing how to read a tape measure in its entirety is important. And I’ve created a quick post on how to read a tape measure the easy way along with a helpful free printable.
¿No te ha pasado alguna vez que ante la idea de tener que recoger la mesa de trabajo cuando estás a medias porque llega la hora de comer o cenar has descartado empezar un nuevo proyecto? ¡Estoy segura que sí! Por este motivo, un sueño recurrente de cualquier persona con las manos inquietas es ¡tener un taller! Luminoso, con espacio, materiales ordenados en armarios de cómodo uso, herramientas varias…

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Sin importar su tamaño, un buen closet, vestier o armario debe construirse pensando específicamente en las necesidades y prendas de sus usuarios, ¿Y quién mejor que tu mismo para saber como quieres tu propio closet? Solicita a tu carpintero que incorpore gavetas, repisas para las carteras, barras a distintas alturas, etc.. Un buen color para la madera también es vital al momento de diseñar el closet.

Hardwoods, botanically known as angiosperms, are deciduous and shed their leaves annually with temperature changes.[8] Softwoods come from trees botanically known as gymnosperms, which are coniferous, cone-bearing, and stay green year round.[8] Although a general pattern, softwoods are not necessarily always “softer” than hardwoods, and vice versa.[9]


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As mentioned before, we've been fortunate to have prizes donated by our great friends at Fine Woodworking Magazine. I want to personally thank /u/benstrano and his associates for sharing the love. We also have prizes sponsored by our own /u/SeanMWalker representing SimpleCove.com. We owe both of these people/organizations so much appreciating for their generous donations that we enjoy year after year.
There is significant evidence of advanced woodworking in ancient Egypt.[1] Woodworking is depicted in many extant ancient Egyptian drawings, and a considerable amount of ancient Egyptian furniture (such as stools, chairs, tables, beds, chests) has been preserved. Tombs represent a large collection of these artefacts and the inner coffins found in the tombs were also made of wood. The metal used by the Egyptians for woodworking tools was originally copper and eventually, after 2000 BC bronze as ironworking was unknown until much later.[2]
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The progenitors of Chinese woodworking are considered to be Lu Ban (魯班) and his wife Lady Yun, from the Spring and Autumn period (771 to 476 BC). Lu Ban is said to have introduced the plane, chalk-line, and other tools to China. His teachings were supposedly left behind in the book Lu Ban Jing (魯班經, "Manuscript of Lu Ban"). Despite this, it is believed that the text was written some 1500 years after his death. This book is filled largely with descriptions of dimensions for use in building various items such as flower pots, tables, altars, etc., and also contains extensive instructions concerning Feng Shui. It mentions almost nothing of the intricate glue-less and nail-less joinery for which Chinese furniture was so famous.

Las nuevas tecnologías y diseños de vanguardia han innovado en todos los aspectos de decoración del hogar; y los topes de cocina no fueron la excepción. Para agregar calidez y originalidad a tu cocina, puedes tomar una tabla de madera para convertirla en el tope de tu desayunador y área de trabajo siempre y cuando la selles y protejas adecuadamente.
With strength, sturdiness, and durability, maple is a common material for furniture for the bedroom and even china cabinets. Maple is moisture-resistant and frequently displays stand-out swirls in the wood grain, an aesthetically pleasing differentiator from other hardwoods. While most commonly a lighter color, maple also can take stains and paint well.[13]
Figure out a simple setup for your woodworking space. You don’t need a fancy and expensive workshop or garage to start woodworking. In fact, we’ve never had a workshop or garage (though I do dream of having one haha). In our current town home, we always setup a temporary workshop table in our backyard with a pair of sawhorses and a plywood board from the home improvement store.
Dentro del mundo de la carpintería podemos encontrar desde trabajos sencillos al alcance de todos, a trabajos más complejos que solo los más expertos pueden desarrollar. Sin embargo, contando con las herramientas necesarias y, sobre todo, la información y los consejos adecuados, cualquier persona que se lo proponga puede llegar a realizar grandes proyectos. Y, por eso, estamos encantados de dar la ...
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