Wikipedia:WikiProject Woodworking

WikiProject Woodworking
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This wikiproject is about woodworking and any related subjects such as tools, carpentry, cabinet making, furniture, woodcarving


To ensure that Wikipedia has as complete and accurate articles related to woodworking as possible.


This project is related to a number of topics, including metalworking (woodworkers use metal tools and often need some metalworking skills), architecture, construction, art (sculpture, wood carving), etc.

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Please add any woodworking articles you believe are needed. Please remove blue links after you have checked them out and add to Stubs needing expansion below if needed. If all you create is a stub, please add the Woodworking stub notification at the bottom of the article ({{Woodworking-stub}}), which will automatically put the article in the Category:Woodworking stubs.

Before adding an article, please search under various possible names. If the article already exists under another name, please create a redirect and mention the new name in the opening paragraph of the existing article. On many woodworking topics, names of things and techniques vary considerably by continent/country/region and generation.

I would say in recent years wooden flooring really have got very popularity in market. Although wooden flooring has its own benefits for installing it into according to your comfort areas. As we know wooden flooring are made up of multi layers of different woods and they react differently in environment. Most important it's Eco-friendly cheaper along with durability and it can be sold out twice in market. Hence we can say wooden flooring can be best one option rather on installing carpet. There are different types of wooden flooring avail in market. To know more about to wooden flooring type you can visit here - Types of wooden flooring. Thank You.


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This page needs serious attention. I think it needs a disambiguation page to get rid of the dross like CRAMP (something to do with Japanese animation) and some of the other stuff. Here's what I propose to do when I have time: 1) Move Clamp to Clamp (tool) 2) Move CLAMP to Clamp (Japanese animation) 3) Create a disambiguation page called Clamp which will link to the above and mention the other meanings. Then on the Clamp (tool) page, expand the types of clamp and have links to individual articles that exist if they are worth keeping, otherwise merge them. The use of the term Cramp can be an aka at the top and perhaps a brief discussion of where it is used in the body of the article. That will be a start. SilentC 05:45, 4 October 2005 (UTC)
Makes sense. Go for it. I put in the picture so that we can figure out what each type is called in different countries. Luigizanasi 05:58, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
It's a late reply, but CLAMP has recently been moved to Clamp (manga artists) now, with the all-caps variant changed into a redirect to Clamp, after all related articles had been fixed. This should clean things up a bit. - Cyrus XIII 05:49, 1 March 2007 (UTC)

*Combination machine European machines (Griggio, Kity, etc.) & Shopsmith

Have started on the Sharpening stone article.SilentC 03:02, 14 September 2005 (UTC)




Note that Stanley Works and Craftsman (tools), Delta Machinery, Black and Decker, Robert Bosch GmbH, Lee Valley Tools, Milwaukee Tools, Lie-Nielsen already have articles (that need expansion).

I have started a list article at Woodworking tools manufacturers. Comments, additions, re-formatting welcome. Luigizanasi 21:35, 10 February 2006 (UTC)

Influential/famous woodworkersEdit

  • Norm Abram - host of popular woodworking show "The New Yankee Workshop" previously seen on "This Old House" has introduced many amateur woodworkers to woodworking.
  • Marc Adams
  • Chris Becksvoort
  • Mike Dunbar
  • Garret Hack
  • Rob Cosman
  • Charles H. Hayward
  • Jim Kingshott
  • Thomas Moser
  • Patrick Spielman - prolific author of mainly woodworking & other craft books
  • Sam Maloof Article started.
  • André Jacob Roubo - French cabinetmaker, designer and author of a 16 volume treatise on many aspects of woodworking in the 18th Century. Article started.
  • Marc Spagnuolo - The Wood Whisperer. One of the (if not THE) first Woodworking youtubers, starting the Wood Whisperer Youtube Video Podcast in 2006-7. Also, primary host of WoodTalk, a wood working Podcast. Both WoodTalk and The Wood Whisperer focus on instruction. Also oeprates the Wood Whisperer Guild.
  • Matt Cremona - Log to furniture woodworker. Woodworking Youtuber that mills his own lumber on a bandsawmill he designed and built himself. Co-Host of Wood Talk
  • Shannon Rogers - The Renaissance Woodworker and Operator of "the Hand tool School". Focused on Hand Tool Woodworking instruction via youtube and his Hand Tool School.


Stubs needing expansionEdit

Some may already be more than stubs. If so, please remove them from the list and add them to Wikipedia:Wikiproject Woodworking#Articles needing expansion/improvement if needed. Also add any articles you see need to be here. This list was originally generated by going through Category:Woodworking stubs, Category:Tool stubs, Category:Furniture stubs, and Category:Architecture stubs and culling non-woodworking related articles. No doubt mistakes were made: some do not belong here, while others are missing.


Angle grinder Ball-peen hammer Bench grinder Block plane Bolt cutters Bucksaw Card scraper Burin Carpentry square Clinometer Concrete saw Coping saw Craftsman (tools) Milling cutter Dial (measurement) Digging stick Dozuki Drift pin Drill bit sizes Froe Gauge (engineering) Gouge Hacksaw Hammer drill High speed steel Jack plane Japanese saw Keyhole saw Lathe carrier Mallet Nail gun Nipper (tool) Pencil lead Penetrating oil Persian drill Pneumatic motor Pneumatic tool Power tool Pulaski (tool) Pycnometer Robertson screwdriver Rotary tool Sander Sawhorse Scroll saw Shaper Sharpening jig Shears[disambiguation needed]Sledgehammer Snap-on Socket wrench Staple knocker Staple remover Surface plate Tension wrench Tester Thermal lance Tipped tool Tweezers Two-man saw Type S Fastener Upholstery hammer Webbing stretcher Whetstone (tool) Woodchipper Workbench Workshop Yardstick Hook ladder


Balloon framing Bentwood Crotch Cruck Datum references Degree of curvature Dowel joint Finger joint Finial Glazing Hinge Inlay Intarsia Lap joint Making fire Marking out Miter joint Nut (hardware) Ogee Optus Oval Organic architecture Rabbet Rip cut Stile Tongue and groove Tracery Two-by-four technology Upholstery regulator Wood grain

Design & StylesEdit

Adam style Architectural style Annulet (architecture) Boiserie Chintz Colonial Revival Cordonata Deconstructivism Eastlake Movement Empire (style) Federal architecture Flèche Futurist architecture Greek revival architecture Hexastyle List of house styles Meander (art) Mid-century modern Mission Revival Style architecture Prairie School Romanesque Revival Round table Shaker furniture Decorative arts


Balloon clock Bar (counter) Bookend Breadbox Brewster Chair Bunk bed Cabinet (furniture) Campaign furniture Candlestick Cantilever chair Chest (furniture) Chest of drawers Coffee table Commode Cot (furniture) Cupboard Davenport (sofa) Deckchair Filing cabinet Four poster bed Garderobe Glastonbury chair Great Bed of Ware Headboard (furniture) Kneeling chair Library circulation desk Loveseat Murphy bed Nightstand No. 14 chair Ottoman (furniture) Park furniture Picnic table Playpen Shoji Taboret Tallboy (furniture) Tin box Trundle bed Tunbridge ware TV tray egyptian furniture

the page on wood veneer references egyptian furniture as two words. this link may be more useful


James Krenov Alan Peters Duncan Phyfe

Architecture, Carpentry, Joinery, and ConstructionEdit

Building typesEdit

Attap dwelling Beach hut Conservatory (greenhouse) Doghouse Footbridge Gristmill Guest house Hooch (shelter) Hut (dwelling) Icehouse (building) Lake dwelling Lean-to Model house Octagon house Palisade Prairie Houses Prefabricated home Railroad apartment Ranch (house) Shed Single-family home Stable Steeple (architecture) Stilt house Stockade Tithe barn Toran Torana Tract housing

Building elements, Joinery & millworkEdit

Bandstand Bay window Angel-light Bedroom Boudoir Castellum Catherine wheel (window) Cornice (architecture) Crenel Crocket Crown molding Dado rail Dado (joinery) Dormer Dovecote Eaves Drawing room Entasis Entrance Flooring French door Gabion Gable Gadroon Hurricane shutters Lintel Living room Loft Mansard Master bedroom Mullion Murder-hole Oriel window Oubliette Palladian window Paned window Panelling Parterre Passage (architecture) Plinth Porch Postern Punnet Rafter Handrail Raised flooring Raking cornice Recreation room Red River Frame Refectory Shake (roof) Siding Soffit Stairway Study (room) Trellis (architecture) Tribune (architecture) Verandah Vestry Volute Weep hole Window covering Window shutter


Barricade Braced wall line Bulkhead (barrier) Clapboard (architecture) Compass (architecture) Curtain wall Curtainwall Dead load Falsework Farm jack Floor plan Folly Formwork Framer Frontage Frontispiece (architecture) Gueridon Housing society Insulated glazing Joist Laminated veneer lumber Live load Mole (architecture) PEX Pine pylon Post and lintel Post mill Prefabrication Sexpartite rib vault Span (architecture) Spatial planning Steelcase Structural design Structural failure Tie (engineering) Treated lumber Vinyl siding Water damage


Artificial leather Briquette Chickee Fingerplate Knotted pine (or knotty pine) Lid (container) Lobster trap Pressed wood Sawdust Shikumen Shinden-zukuri Staff (stick) Stanley Works Star post Talking stick Toothpick Truckle Vernis Martin Walking stick

Articles needing expansion/improvementEdit

With explanation of requirements

  • Drill bit Get up to Featured List status (95% there). Ksenon 05:33, 5 February 2006 (UTC)
  • Joinery terms I suspect the page may end up being a candidate for the dictionary. I was thinking of adding illustrations but at the end of the day, it's really just a glossary. I suppose it could be expanded into a more detailed look at some of the common joint making concepts or merged with woodworking joints. I just needed somewhere to explain what a cheek and a shoulder are in joinery terms. Not convinced I've done a brilliant job of that either. SilentC 23:04, 6 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Nu-Wood Decorative Millwork ancient Millwork article went a few years without an edit until it hit the top of Ancientpages this summer, perhaps this project can adopt it. --Cloveious 05:24, 2 October 2005 (UTC)
    • Nu wood is just one of many manufacturers of urethane decorative mouldings. I don't know what to do about the page, it is probably a vanity company page. Luigizanasi 06:08, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
      • Perhaps the article itself is borderline vanity, but it does have a detailed account of the Manufacturing process perhaps that section can be transplanted to a more appropriate article? --Cloveious 07:36, 5 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Sandpaper - need description of grits (P & American), types of abrasive (Garnet, aluminium oxide, etc.), weigh of backing paper or cloth (A,B,C,D,), etc. (This was requested on talk page)
  • List of woods Add tropical woods from USFPL book & missing Australian timbers
  • Drill - in pretty sad shape. Needs serious rewrite, needs descriptions of gimlet, brace, eggbeater, hand-held electric drills, drill press, etc.
    • I started on a rewrite, but considerable work still needs to be done. Luigizanasi 06:21, 9 September 2005 (UTC)
      • Much improved could still use a bit of work.
  • Keyhole saw - currently only describes the short straight-handled drywall saw, needs to talk about keyhole or compass saw.
  • Panel saw - needs work. A bit limited to full-scale panel production. They use them in joineries too and there are smaller ones available for hobbyists/small shops.
  • Spindle speed - was a hard-to-read stub, and had been listed on articles needing cleanup for quite some time, so User:Graibeard at Wikipedia:WikiProject Metalworking decided to put together a completely new article. He needs help from someone with more woodworking experience. Mostly done by Luigizanasi, but still needs stuff on shaper/spindle moulder from someone more experienced and knowldgeable of that machine. — Discuss Spindle speed
  • Wood finishing - <needs discussion of merits of different finishes.
  • Woodworking machinery - had a bit of a stab at this but it needs a lot more work. Looks like it was set up by someone in the machinery manufacturing biz and is not much more than a bunch of links to associations and exhibitions plus a list of machines that they produce. SilentC 03:14, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
  • Wood carving is mainly a cut and paste from the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica (savage races, anyone). Has been listed for clean-up for a while. Some people have requested more pictures. Luigizanasi 06:09, 13 September 2005 (UTC)
  • History of Wood carving - needs clean-up & wikification. —  KaiserB 23:01, 11 December 2005 (UTC)
  • Waterstone - needs clean-up & wikification.Luigizanasi 17:02, 13 September 2005 (UTC) Moved to

Sharpening stone, with discussion of oil stones.

  • Combination machine needs discussion of Shopsmith (I added some basic ShopSmith info - should there be more on history/current offerings? R. Weber)
  • Mortiser needs work. Two main beefs with it - it suggests that the router was used to produce mortices before the morticer was invented, problem with that being that the router is a 20th-century invention and the article states on the very next line that the morticer was invented in 1800's. Also suggests a tablesaw could be used to cut a mortice, not sure how. Other beef is it suggests that only the most experienced woodworker could cut a mortice by hand, which is not true either. Put it here because I don't have time at the moment and didn't want to forget. Will do later if someone doesn't beat me to it. SilentC 04:01, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Did some clean-up and reorganizing.Luigizanasi 22:10, 10 March 2006 (UTC)
  • Woodworking Chisel section needs expansion, different types of chisels (bevel edge, firmer, mortising, carving, etc.) as well as description of uses in paring and chopping. Luigizanasi 16:04, 29 November 2005 (UTC)
  • Mortise and tenon needs expansion, better and more description of types of tenons, names of tenon parts (e.g. cheek), etc. Luigizanasi 22:06, 5 August 2006 (UTC)
  • Wood stain needs a lot of work. References needed badly. Also it's not yet recognised as a wood-working article.I am a lemon 23:40, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Redirects/disambiguations neededEdit

Names and terms for woodworking tools and techniques vary considerably by continent, country, region, and generation. There is considerable confusion between British/North American/Australian terms, not to speak of historical differences and regional differences within each country. The goal is to ensure that all terms are represented, so that anyone who comes across a term can find what they are looking for in Wikipedia. All woodworking terms should at least have a redirect to the appropriate article, and alternative names should be mentioned at the beginning of each article.

Especially for confusion between British/North American/Australian terms, e.g.

Request for deletion/comments/proposed mergesEdit

Please list here any woodoworking-related articles you happen to come across that have been listed for deletion on Wikipedia:Articles for deletion or Wikipedia:Categories for deletion, and for comments on Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Maths, natural science, and technology.

  • Someone requested a move of Rebate (marketing) to Rebate. This over wrote a disambiguation page I created to give the other definition of Rebate, which is the same as Rabbet. I have requested the move be reverted on the talk:Rebate page. If you agree with this, could you indicate your support on that page? SilentC 00:08, 30 January 2006 (UTC) consensus to reverse and have separate DAB page.

*Proposed deletion of Tarq Joinery. I put it up for deletion, seems to be a hoax. Luigizanasi 07:14, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

I made a start - stuck a load of references in, and expanded a fair amount. Still needs work though. Carre 14:30, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Suggestion that Shake (shingle) be merged into Wood shingle.
  • Proposed merge of Saw tooth setter into Saw set. These articles are describing the same tool function in the process of setting saw teeth to form a kerf. The term 'Saw Set' applies to most tools that could be used in the process. The article saw set will also be updated with several types of saw sets, additional information on Saw Sets will also be added. Discussion on Talk:Saw tooth setter. Zengrain (talk) 09:00, 5 July 2012 (UTC)

Requested articlesEdit

From Wikipedia:Requested articles/Applied arts and sciences

I got here looking for information of the following wood finishing/refinishing techniques:

These are not obscure and should really be included. Zlama (talk) 06:04, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

I am looking for an article on Lustre (timber), like Lustre (mineralogy), but then for wood. And also Texture (timber) would be nice. Here is a useful website for both concepts: [1] Leo Breman (talk) 11:53, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

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Active membersEdit

  1. Luigizanasi (talk · contribs) — this WikiProject's founder
  2. Andy_Dingley (talk · contribs) Hi Luigi! Another wrecker 8-)
  3. Carders (talk · contribs)
  4. Dstarrmittersil (talk · contribs) An amateur from the wreck.
  5. Erlyrisa (talk · contribs) I'll try to help within my scope.
  6. Just_plain_Bill (talk · contribs) looks in from time to time.
  7. Ksenon (talk · contribs) I'll try to add what I can.
  8. Les733 (talk · contribs) I have been adopted earlier in the year, and wrote my first article on casework, all I know is that I help draw up casework details and drawings for work at an architecture firm, let me know how I can help!
  9. Mikhailov Kusserow (talk · contribs)
  10. MrErku (talk · contribs) I'm no expert, but I will help where I can: down with systemic bias!
  11. Pjbflynn (talk · contribs) Shipwright, novice metalworker, newbie Wikipedian, sailing ship Captain (really!).
  12. ThuranX (talk · contribs) I kibbitz on a number of issues, and erstwhile grammar police.
  13. VartanM (talk · contribs) I'll try to help with grammar and sourcing.
  14. BoundaryRider (talk · contribs) beginner in woodwork, but long-time Wikipedestrian and fanatical cross-referee
  15. Zengrain (talk · contribs) Hand tool enthusiast, amateur woodworker
  16. Jim Derby (talk · contribs) I study historic carpentry and traditional building methods mostly in the northern hemisphere as much as the internet and English language will allow. So much to do and so little time!
  17. Alexbateman (talk · contribs) Slowly assessing articles for this WikiProject.
  18. Lahousewyfe (talk · contribs) Newbie Wikipedian and professional writer with a soft spot for woodworkers. Most interested in bios and BLPs.
  19. Terasaface (talk) 02:08, 18 January 2020 (UTC) Working on BLP - particularly women woodworkers and studio furniture makers. Proud of pages Wendy Maruyama, Judy Kensley McKie, and Mira Nakashima.
  20. LittleDwangs (talk · contribs) Amateur woodworker, keen interest in historic methods, tools etc.

Inactive membersEdit

  1. Boinger
  2. SilentC (talk · contribs)

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