The Basics of Building | DIY For Beginners

The Basics of Building | DIY For Beginners

We get it – DIY projects can be intimidating. But once you’ve mastered some basics of building, you can apply those skills to projects of all kinds. Watch an entire wood project from start to finish and see how it all comes together. You’ll soon realize this whole DIY thing is easier than you think.

Learn the skills you need to build DIY cabinets and more using pocket-hole joinery and various Kreg tools.


▸ Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig:
▸ Kreg Accu-Cut:
▸ Kreg Rip-Cut:
▸ Kreg Clamps:
▸ Kreg Concealed Hinge Jig:
▸ Kreg Drawer Slide Jig:
▸ Kreg Pocket-Hole Jig K4:
▸ Kreg Mobile Project Center:
▸ Bostitch Air Compressor
▸ Porter-Cable Circular Saw (corded)
▸ Milwaukee Drill (cordless)
▸ Milwaukee Jigsaw
▸ Makita Miter Saw
▸ Bostitch Nail Gun
▸ Bosch Router
▸ DeWalt Sander
▸ Stanley Square
▸ Stanley Tape Measure


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  1. JHans on May 25, 2023 at 11:24 am

    Great video. Thanks. Nice to see a review of some of the Kreg tool.

  2. Karol Karol on May 25, 2023 at 11:25 am

    Great job 👍👍

  3. George Murray on May 25, 2023 at 11:26 am

    What a great lesson and an excellent presenter! I’m a new homeowner and wannabe DIYer and this gave me confidence that I could pull something like this off. I’m actually looking for cabinets just like this. Now I just have to convince my wife! Cheers

  4. Vietnam Vet on May 25, 2023 at 11:28 am

    by the time I bought all the Kreg tools, I want to have the money to build the project.

  5. Doug Schwandt on May 25, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Great video! Next time I watch it, I’m taking notes.

  6. Bill Irey on May 25, 2023 at 11:31 am

    Great video I just came across. The only thing to change that would be helpful is to increase the time that the captions show on the bottom of the screen. It’s hard to read them before they are gone.

  7. mario rich on May 25, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Great job… you really explain what needs to be done so much more easier than many others

  8. Richard Baynes on May 25, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Great video! I’m surprised you didn’t use the pocket hole plugs especially on the doors…looks unfinished without them.

  9. Peter Bonifacio on May 25, 2023 at 11:32 am

    Very good and essential video for Kreg tools projects. Compliments!

  10. asaldivar53 on May 25, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Great vid Dave! All the right Kreg jigs to get the right results! Like! 👍

  11. Deb Schultheis on May 25, 2023 at 11:35 am

    Thank you for the video. I learned a lot from you. Some really great tips! Love the Kreg accessory options.

  12. Jared Begg on May 25, 2023 at 11:35 am

    thanks for this video.

  13. Mohammed Ayoub khan on May 25, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Thank you and I’m excited and looking forward to do this incredible work 😊

  14. Linh Nguyen on May 25, 2023 at 11:39 am

    Lots of info.

  15. Bryan Collins on May 25, 2023 at 11:39 am

    So with wood prices as high as they are right now in 2021 this is probably close to $200 worth of wood. Cheap 4×8 sheet of plywood is nearing $60 at Lowes. Thanks for a very well planned out and informative, instructional video.

  16. What's on My Table on May 25, 2023 at 11:40 am

    very very nice video. So well explained buddy! Must respect to your effort, all the way from india!

  17. Larry Jacobs on May 25, 2023 at 11:41 am

    This is incredibly informative! Thank you! Love Kreg!

  18. Kgotlaetsile Modieginyane on May 25, 2023 at 11:42 am

    You are such a great teacher. Thank you so much!

  19. MrDorf007 on May 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Supper video !!!
    Every step was explained well and made simple to understand from start to finish.
    I have mastered IKEA….now I will master KREG !!!

  20. Champion Vlogs on May 25, 2023 at 11:46 am

    One of the best video really helpfull❤️❤️❤️

  21. MS Mud Rider on May 25, 2023 at 11:46 am

    I always use wood glue in addition to pocket hole joinery. I’m not a huge fan of having a ton of pocket holes showing though so plugs are a must or just use traditional dado and clamps with glue for a smooth look on more professional pieces. Pocket holes are a game changer though for sure because they are simple.

  22. Justa Stranger on May 25, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Kreg has been a blessing for me. Initially, I was skeptical because it felt like I was buying into the ecosystem similar to buying apps for apple or android phones. “There’s a jig for that.”

    I bought the K5 because I needed pocket holes for assembly of a specific project. I used it, liked it, picked up some clamps and a rip cut. Used it, liked it… now I’m Kreg everything.

    The reason is Kreg tools just work. Also, the simplicity of the joints frees me to apply my full brain power to the finish details. By taking a big step back with making joints, it’s made me a much better carpenter where people see the hours.

    Good stuff.

  23. Doug Henderson on May 25, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Love this video . probably watched it a dozen times. Don’t understand why you didn’t plug the pocket holes inside on the upper cabinet though ..

  24. Kenjuku on May 25, 2023 at 11:48 am

    TIL i need more jiggs and clamps

  25. Ric Donato on May 25, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Wow, very good video and as you were building you provided excellent explanations. One of the better Kreg videos I have watched. Though I have numerous Kreg tools your video presented a few I now must purchase.

    Allow me a suggestion for your next video, eliminate all background music. The first almost three minutes and the final two minutes you were talking there was music over your voice. In the beginning with the music I almost stopped watching the video. However, I skipped forward noticing there was not any music further into the video so I move to were the music stopped. Kreg videos usually have blaring music over the presenters voice. Kreg does not understand we came to hear and understand their presenter not fight music. It is beyond me why YouTube content creators think it necessary or cool playing music over their voice. Many folk have hearing difficulties thus background music quickly becomes extremely annoying and impedes our understanding what the presenter is saying.

  26. AFmedic6871 on May 25, 2023 at 11:50 am

    What really impressed me was that he covered a topic that VERY few DIY videos mention.
    It is the importance of why you should NEVER leave your staining rags wadded up and not to toss them in the trash until they are completely dry.

  27. Ron Norris on May 25, 2023 at 11:50 am

    What a wonderful how to video. one question is how we determine what size screws to use in the pocket holes? l appreciate the very precise explanation you’ve given. THANKS !

  28. MrBoots626 on May 25, 2023 at 11:52 am

    Best tutorial on diy wood project I’ve seen thank you 👍🏻

  29. Kirk Moody on May 25, 2023 at 11:54 am

    This guy is first class! Thanks for teaching us.

  30. Always Blessed on May 25, 2023 at 11:56 am

    Thank you!!!! I knew I didn’t need a million different fancy cuts to make a drawer. Thank you for making it easy. First video I watched the whole thing, the rest I stopped 15 seconds in.

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  32. Gurpreet Mankoo on May 25, 2023 at 11:58 am

    Amazing. Just ordered my Pocket Hole Jig. Will try and make some drawers

  33. john hash on May 25, 2023 at 11:58 am

    I love my kreg

  34. John Pearrell on May 25, 2023 at 12:00 pm

    He makes it look so easy

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  36. Fusionguru dotcom on May 25, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    I’m sold! I know what I want for my birthday, valentines day, fathers day, anniversary and Christmas!

  37. Eric Rickert on May 25, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Alright. I now feel compelled to go buy a whole bunch of Kreg things. This was a really great video and explains a lot about furniture construction, not to mention any wood-working projects..

  38. Cody Olive on May 25, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    Also wondering why use the kreg for the facer? Just use finish nails..or was you just trying to get by with out having to use wood putty on them?? Lol

  39. clive on May 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    This comment maybe a bit long but after a 3 hour journey, I sat down to relax but then I saw your video and I was glued to this presentation. Thank you so much for this video, I absolutely feel inspired to build my own furniture and I did not realise you could do so much with pocket hole joinery. It really opened my eyes as to what I can achieve andI don’t feel so afraid to build my own stuff. I am going to search the web to see If I can get these tools in france. Great video, many many thanks

  40. Lou Barchey on May 25, 2023 at 12:09 pm

    Thanks for the tour. I have some ideas on how to use some cellar space that I thought wasted.

  41. Cody Olive on May 25, 2023 at 12:10 pm

    Making those doors, you can also take a table saw and cut the inside of your frame on all 4 sides, and the panel will sit inside the cuts. Also I like European hinges..we also had jointer machines for making doors lol my dad has built cabinets for 33 years

  42. Logical Network on May 25, 2023 at 12:11 pm

    Great presentation. Im a pure beginner but have plumbing and electrical city and guilds certifications.

  43. WeldonF on May 25, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Great video. You explained every step clearly and showed how easy it was to create and finish a project using the Kreg tools and jigs. I do have one question, regarding the cabinet hinges. I built cabinets years ago using the same concealed hinges, only the hinge I used were NOT adjustable. The hinges that you are using are far superior since they allow you to adjust the height of the door panel. Where can I find the same adjustable hinges that you are using in your video?

  44. Tight Tackle on May 25, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Great build, shame about butt joints cut wonky on mitre saw! I do like Kregs system but my only issue is the mass amount of drill holes to be plunged and painted. Visually this does show as end grain when painted does highlight in consideration to lumber face!

  45. Taylor Anderson on May 25, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Well done coach.

  46. Welcome The Donzell Lloyd Show on May 25, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    This is another wonderful creation. GREAT JOB 👍

  47. Daniel McDermott on May 25, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    Great video. Thanks for the tips.

  48. Anand Krishnan Puravangara on May 25, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    This is the channel and vide I should have watched first to figure out basic things about tools and techniques. …..and none of those hundreds out there that I have already watched.

  49. SHAdow3EYES on May 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    That was so well presented…you have inspired me ! Thank you for the superb presentation!

  50. Jose Ortiz on May 25, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    WOW! I happened to come across this video and this project is amazing. I just bought those Kreg jigs that were mentioned in the video and I can’t wait to start on my very first home project. Thanks for making this video.