Building drawers is a very handy skill!  This drawer was built to replace a worn out one in a kitchen, but you could build all the drawers for your kitchen cabinets, too.

Building drawers is a very handy skill! This drawer was built to replace a worn out one in a kitchen, but you could build all the drawers for your kitchen cabinets, too.

Do you have a DIY furniture project that is cracking? From coffee tables to cutting boards, seasonal changes can cause wood to crack. I'm sharing building tips about how to prevent your wood furniture from cracking.

Mistakes with Wood Can Cause Your DIY Furniture to Crack

Do you have a DIY furniture project that is cracking? From coffee tables to cutting boards, seasonal changes can cause wood to crack. I'm sharing building tips about how to prevent your wood furniture from cracking.

My problem was a lack of understanding about how a screw joint actually works. It's not the threads biting into both pieces that secured everything in place. Rather, the strength of a screw joint comes from the threads pulling the screw through the bottom piece and securing the top from the pressure against the screw's head. The threads are irrelevant in the top piece; only the head matters.

I've Been Drilling Pilot Holes Wrong My Entire Life. Here's How I Learned to Correct My Technique.

My problem was a lack of understanding about how a screw joint actually works. It's not the threads biting into both pieces that secured everything in place. Rather, the strength of a screw joint comes from the threads pulling the screw through the bottom piece and securing the top from the pressure against the screw's head. The threads are irrelevant in the top piece; only the head matters.

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