How to Build Anything – With 3 Tools, 3 Boards, and 3 Steps

How to Build Anything - With 3 Tools, 3 Boards, and 3 StepsClick Image To Visit SiteBuilding a wood project usually starts with finding a woodworking plan. Sure, plans can help, but they assume a lot from readers—often leaving out critical steps in the building process that more experienced builders no longer need.

How to Build Anything fills in the missing pieces that woodworking plans and blueprints leave out, including:

Of all the power tools you might be tempted to buy at a place like Home Depot, only three are really necessary for getting started in building wood projects – a circular saw, a drill/driver, and a jigsaw. I’ll take an inside look at each tool – with how-to tips and tricks that instruction manuals leave out.

Shopping for lumber can be intimidating. That’s because most home centers, ironically, cater to professional contractors, not project builders like us. In this series on buying lumber, I’ll uncover which boards are best suited for small projects, how to sort the good from the bad, and the best way to get boards off the shelf and home safely.

The tricky part about building a wood project is getting all the different steps of construction done in the right order. In this series, I’ve narrowed the process down to three, bite-sized chunks of construction know-how— which works for just about any type of project you’ll ever build.

Soon you’ll discover that the inner structure of nearly all wood projects is based on just three basic forms—a solid wood box, a carcass, and a frame. In this series, I’ll show you step-by-step how to build all three, with my favorite shop tips & tricks along the way.

There’s nothing more frustrating than a stubborn wood screw. In this series I’ll explore the most common problems driving screws—and my favorite solutions… Read more…

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