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How to Use a Thickness Planer

Thickness planers are used to reduce wood thickness, smooth rough surfaces and remove paint. Here's some basic information about handhe...

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Top 80 Lumber Projects

  1. 1. Build a Doghouse Full Project (14:01)

    Here's how to build a doghouse out of a single sheet of plywood and lumber.

  2. 2. Finding the Bark Side of Wood (00:00:23)

    Check out this easy way to determine which side of lumber should face up.

  3. 3. Platform Bed (01:00)

    Here are the DIY Basics for updating a bedroom with a platform bed.

  4. 4. Copper Top Food Prep Table (00:01:00)

    An outdoor food prep table is made from recycled lumber and a copper top.

  5. 5. Retaining Wall 101 (01:00)

    Here's how to build an easy retaining wall from pressure-treated lumber.

  6. 6. Playhouse (05:04)

    This playhouse is constructed using solid framing techniques.

  7. 7. Best Deck Materials (01:36)

    Learn about the variety of deck materials on the market today.

  8. 8. Delta Planer (00:01:36)

    Check out this two-speed planer that smoothes lumber to desired thickness.

  9. 9. Delta X5 15" Planer 22790 X (01:18)

    This planer make light work of even the biggest jobs.

  10. 10. Installing Hardwoods (00:01:02)

    Here are the DIY Basics for installing hardwoods.

  11. 11. Lumber Wizard (00:01:31)

    Find out where the metal is in recovered lumber to avoid damaging tools.

  12. 12. Components of a House Frame

    DIY Network host Jeff Wilson offers information about the different components that make up a house frame.

  13. 13. How To Build Toy Appliances for a Kid's Kitchen

    Cook up some fun with these play kitchen appliances.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  14. 14. Choosing Materials for Arches and Pergolas

    Learn what construction materials are necessary to build a do-it-yourself arch or pergola with these tips from DIY Network.

  15. 15. Building a Green Doghouse (00:01:00)

    This doghouse is built on the same green principles as a human home.

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