Category: Woodworking Basics


Application options for finishing

Rob Brown outlines the various ways modern finishes are...

Table saw miter sled

Rob Brown shows you how to make a tablesaw sled...

Tablesaw crosscut sled

Rob Brown shows you how to make a simple, yet...

6 essential router tips

Rob Brown shares his all-time 6 top router...

2 shop made router jigs

Rob Brown shows you two of his favourite shop made...

5 tips to make better jigs

Rob Brown shows you how to make efficient, productive shop...

Why apply a finish

Rob Brown explains why it's important to apply a finish...

A few of my favourite finishes

Rob Brown discusses some of his all-time favourite wood...

General finishing tips

Rob Brown gives you a range of tips for applying...

Router bit types – standard bits

Learn about standard bits used in furniture and...

Router bit types – specialty bits

Learn about specialty bits used in furniture and...

Common woodworking screws

Rob Brown talks about the type of screws commonly used...

Introduction to router bits

Rob Brown talks about the kinds of router bits used...

A woodworkers first four machines

Rob Brown shows you what first for machines you should...

Crucial miscellaneous hardware

Rob Brown talks about a range of hardware items handy...

Wood hardware: fasteners

Rob Brown explains when and how to use the three...

Knobs and pulls

Rob Brown explains how the right knobs and pulls can...

5 common hinges for furniture making

Rob Brown discusses the five most common types of hinges...

3 furniture design tips for inside your shop

Rob Brown discusses the value of making mock-ups for unique...

Furniture design tips for before entering your shop

Rob Brown breaks down the furniture design process - things...

6 common adhesives for woodworking

Rob Brown outlines the pros and cons of the six...

Pros and cons of three common sheet goods

In this video Rob Brown outlines the pros and cons...

The benefits of using veneer

In this video Rob Brown explains why you should consider...

Introduction to veneer

In this video Rob Brown provides an overview of wood...

Different cuts of wood

In this video Rob Brown provides an overview of the...

Woodworking basics, from design to finish: series introduction

Rob Brown introduces Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine's new...

What is a board foot

In this video Rob Brown explains how hard and soft wood...

How sheet goods are sold

In this video Rob Brown explains how sheet goods are...

How solid wood is sold

In this video Rob Brown explains how solid wood is...

3 common furniture engineering challenges

In this video Rob Brown talks about the three most...

Wood movement

In this video Rob Brown explains why wood moves, and...

Introduction to joinery

Rob Brown, editor of Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine,...

Sliding dovetail joints

Learn how to create a sliding dovetail joint in your...