Learn Carpentry in the Blogosphere: Top 10 Woodworking Blogs

Apr 19, 2011

Whether you're a hand tool purist studying classical carpentry or a home improver trying to learn your way around a miter saw, these blogs have all the info you need to become a DIY master woodworker.

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1. Popular Woodworking Magazine

The editors at Popular Woodworking blog about carpentry projects and new woodworking tools from miter saws to computer mapping applications.

2. A Concord Carpenter

Fine carpentry and renovation professional Robert Robillard runs A Concord Carpenter, a blog and online magazine that offers 'practical solutions to home improvement challenges.' He tackles some serious projects like laying heating cables under walkways for the winter, as well as basics such as building bookshelves. The blog also features product reviews and giveaways.

3. Carpentry and Home Improvement

This Utah-based carpenter shares his ideas and professional know-how on carpentry and home improvement projects. Topics range from building bedroom storage to keeping your front stairs safe.

4. Saw Dust and Paper Scraps

This handy mom started rebuilding and remodeling her own home 10 years ago, and has been an obsessive DIY builder and crafter ever since. Follow her on her many building adventures, and learn a thing or two about carpentry, woodworking and home improvement.

5. The Village Carpenter

Blogger Kari Hultman shares her passion for woodworking with tales (and tips) from her building projects and amusing news and anecdotes from the world of carpentry.

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6. Full Chisel

Learn about classic American woodworking tools techniques from the 18th century in this carpentry blog. Topics range from the chemistry of alcohol-based varnishes to photoblogs of the author's current projects.

7. Chris' Woodworking Blog

This About.com blog by Chris Baylor explores all things woodworking, from reviews of new tools to invaluable tricks and tips.

8. LumberJocks Blogs

LumberJocks is a woodworking showcase website that hosts the annual LumberJocks woodworkers awards. It's also home to a whole slew of woodworking and carpentry bloggers - read the latest posts at the link above.

9. Dan's Shop

Explore the wonders of hand tool work in wood with this blog by Dan Klauder, carpenter and hand tool woodworker extraordinaire.

10. The Carpentry Way

Learn more about Eastern and Western traditional carpentry practices from this blog on woodworking, history, architecture and design.

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