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Woodworking

Woodworking is the act, process, or occupation of working wood into a useful or desired form. The Original Workshop is passionate about woodworking.

router table

Amazing Uses for Router Tables

A woodworking enthusiast knows the importance of owning the right tools for all of their projects. One of the many crucial tools is something called a router table. This piece of equipment can be used for a wide variety of purposes when it comes to different woodworking projects. With an excess of different uses, a router table makes it...
woodworking joints

Best Traditional Woodworking Joints

Woodworking joinery is one of the basic concepts in woodworking. It allows the craft of joining and securing two pieces of wood together. A woodworking joint is an area where two pieces of wooden construction come together to form a rigid and self-supporting piece of permanent construction. Also, there are various glues or fasteners (nails, screws, bolts…) that can be...
oil finishes

Amazing Top 5 Oil Finishes for Wood

Have you ever wondered what brings the shine on your furniture? What gives it a new life after being used for several years by you? If you are curious, we will like to break it to you that it is the different kinds of wood oil finishes that give your furniture the look it needs. Wood oil not only gives...
maple wood

Top Tips for Woodworking with Maple Wood

Maple wood has long been known for its durability. Like walnut, oak, and cherry, maple wood is on the top 10 list of preferred hardwood options for woodworking. It’s no surprise that maple wood comes from maple trees, which are found in abundance in Canada. Whenever people think of maple, the first thing that comes to the mind is...
types of sandpaper

Basic Types of Sandpaper

Do you know the types of sandpaper available? Sanding is a pivotal part of finishing woodworking projects. During finishing, you have the option of using sandpaper with power tools or sanding with your hands. Power-sanding tools make sure that the material is removed quickly and conveniently. Thus, few blemishes are left behind, and you get well-leveled wood. Power sanding is...
wood stain

5 Types of Wood Stain

Wood Staining is a tale as old as time. Many woodworkers swear that the art of wood staining goes way back in time. According to them, the practice was fairly simple back then, and only had two main types: Ebony – also known as dark grey. This color was achieved by immersing iron nails in a vinegar bat. Tan...
oak wood

Why use Oak Wood for Woodworking?

Oak wood is among the most popular options used in woodworking for furniture and flooring. Oak wood offers a clear and natural finish, thereby ensuring that your woodworking project, furniture and flooring get a sleek and elegant look. Apart from woodworking, it is also efficient for burning as it has a high content of BTU. The oak wood is easy...
dovetail joints

Best Types of Dovetail Joints for Woodworking

The dovetail is one of the most powerful and strong joints in all of woodworking. The dovetail is an interlocking joinery technique, which most carpenters use to provide their woodwork with excess strength. There are quite a few different types of dovetail joints that are used in woodworking. But there is no doubt about the fact that they are versatile...
wood for woodworking

10 Best Types of Wood for Woodworking

When it comes to wooden furniture, decorative art pieces, or any other wooden item, it is important to use the right type of wood for these projects or other purposes. Wood comes in a variety of forms and there are several species of wood available. Each of those species come with their own guidelines in order to get the...