Woodworking how to videos
This section has videos showing how to work with wood. Many people prefer working with wood as it is much warmer and easier to work than metal. The videos in this section will show how to cut, join and finish wood including MDF
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A biscuit joiner, sometimes called a biscuit jointer or plate jointer is useful when making widening joints.
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Timber cut ends can quickly soak up water, which rots the wood. By soaking the cut ends in wood preserver you can protect the timber for much longer
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Before tiling a floor it is often necessary to strengthen the floor using a sheet material such as WBP plywood or tile backer board. This video demonstrates how to fix WBP plywood to a tongue and groove wooden floor.
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This wooden gate can easily be made in a few hours. This gate is made from redwood and is glued and screwed together using external wood glue and external wood screws.
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Cuttingtimber squarely is often essential when building things with timber. If you arelucky enough to have a chop saw that can accommodate the piece of timber youcan easily cut it squarely, but for people that don’t here is how to make asimple guide
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How to fit a letter plate into a wooden door
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This demonstration shows how to make one of the simplest woodworking joints, the butt joint.
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An inexpensive way to make a garden gate is using some tantalised 4*2 timber and some feather edge boards. You can easily make a garden gate to your required size easily using this method.
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When driving wood screws you can reduce friction and make the screws drive in much faster if you lubricate the screws first
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How to install internal door handles
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Wood can easily and quickly be shaped with an angle grinder using a flexible sanding pad and abrasive disc. In this video I scallop a piece of wood using this technique. This is also a fast and efficient way of removing excess timber, or rounding off shar
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Hinge drills or hinge siting drills are a very useful drill for ensuring that the screw pilot hole is drilled in the dead centre of the hinge fixing hole. Please ensure that you do not buy a cheap set of these as they will not work as well as a decent qua
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How to create a false ceiling using 3*2 timber
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Under cutting door frames is a good way of getting any flooring underneath existing architrave and door frames/skirting board etc.
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This video shows how to make useful rack or hanger that fits in the roof space above a garage door, this space is often wasted and can be easily utilised using this method. To make these hangers 3*2 timber was used, which was joined using biscuit joints rFeatured
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Rapid setting glues for wood are now available, these glues such as mitre-fix/mitre fast are extremely useful when you need to glue two pieces of timber together whilst nails or screws are driven in to the wood