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Tips & Tools, provides a series of articles designed to elevate the skills of both seasoned professionals and those exploring new techniques and tools in woodworking.

Respiratory protection

In your workshop, exposure to airborne particles, dust, and potentially harmful fumes is a common occupational hazard. Prolonged exposure to these airborne contaminants can lead to respiratory issues, such as respiratory irritation, asthma, and other respiratory diseases. Therefore, implementing effective respiratory protection measures is essential to the safeguard of your respiratory health. Consider the following respiratory protection devices:

Dust Masks

Description: Dust masks, also known as particulate respirators, are lightweight masks designed to filter out airborne particles, such as dust, pollen, and sawdust.

Choosing the right wood for your project

Choosing the right wood for your project is a crucial decision that can significantly impact the outcome of your craftsmanship. The type of wood you select not only affects the aesthetics of the finished product but also its durability and suitability for the intended use. Here are some key factors to consider when deciding on the right wood for your project.

The definitive guide to all-natural food-safe, toy and furniture wood finishes and sealers

Welcome to our massive guide to help you select and apply safe and natural wood finishes to the items that surround you in your home. 

Hearing protection

In your workshop, exposure to high levels of noise is common due to the operation of various power tools and machinery, such as table saws, routers, planers, and sanders. Prolonged exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing damage and long-term hearing loss. Therefore, implementing effective hearing protection measures is essential to safeguard your hearing health. For hearing protection, consider the following:


Description: Earplugs are small inserts that are inserted into the ear canal to reduce the transmission of sound waves to the inner ear.

Quick Tip: Dining Table Design Guidelines


When designing a dining table, it is important that you set the dimensions to something that will feel comfortable and natural to those using it.  You will find here, a guideline that will ensure that your table is comfortable, appropriately sized for the number of people you want to seat and looks just right.