Home and Woodworking - Resource page for the Carpenter and Handyman
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Woodworking Around the Home and Other Residential Upgrades
Woodworking is a skill that can serve as more than just a hobby. With the right tools and proficiency, a person can use their talent for woodworking to enhance home
remodeling projects. If taking on a large project feels too overwhelming, one can still leave their mark by making something on a smaller scale that will stand out as being as
unique as it is attractive. While the addition of wood to a home or room remodel adds a comfortable and rustic appeal, it isn't the only way to contribute to upgrades. Those
who are not adept at woodworking may still contribute their own unique wood touches when making upgrades to their property.

Favorite Woodworking Resources
General Woodworking Links for Simple Home Repair Projects
Durham Woodworking Club Links
Resources: Woodworking Furniture and Equipment

Helpful Resources for Woodworking and Woodturning Hobbyists and Home Improvement Professionals
There are many ways to use one's woodworking skills around the home. People can choose to make furniture that ranges from easy to moderate in terms of project difficulty.
Whenever possible, one should make green or eco-friendly choices about the wood that they use. If possible, get reclaimed wood from a dealer that specializes in it. With
smaller projects, reclaimed wood can come from salvage yards, old barns, or used pallets and shipping crates. It is important, however, to check that the wood is in good
condition and free of toxic chemicals or damaging insects such as termites. In addition to being environmentally friendly, this type of wood also adds a one-of-a-kind look to the
project. Coat racks or wine and glass holders, for example, are woodworking projects that are relatively simple but will stand out in the home. Other projects include desks for
a home office or a child's bedroom. One can also make wood chests, cabinets, and shelving as a way to add extra storage for items ranging from blankets to toys or books.

Woodworking Videos and Links of Interest
Book Arts Links
Woodworking and Wood Shop Links
Shopsmith, Woodworking Stores, and Kreg Jig Resources
New Milford High School Highlights

Coffee tables or a kitchen or dining table with chairs are common projects for the home. Because they are regularly used by people living in and visiting one's home, they can
be a source of great pride. Woodworking is also a source of pride when it is used during remodeling projects. When doing a kitchen remodel, someone with the right skills can
use them to build their kitchen counters. A butcher block counter, for example, is not only functional but also adds a rustic appeal to one's kitchen. Individuals with advanced
skills may even consider doing their own cabinetry, but this is more complex and special attention should be given to the appearance and design of doors and drawers. In
addition to counters and cabinetry, a kitchen island made of wood is also a useful project that can add additional space for kitchen storage and food preparation.

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There are many other residential upgrades that one may consider implementing, too, whether they are using their skills to make the desired improvements or hiring a
professional to do it for them. Doors are one common upgrade for many remodeling projects. When including interior doors in a home improvement project, one can either
make or purchase doors that are made of wood. When remodeling the exterior of a home, one's woodworking skills can also be used to help build a deck and seating area for
their family's relaxation and entertainment.

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