Finish Carpentry Tips
Uneven walls, floors and corners are common problems in finish carpentry. These tips from veteran carpenters will show you time-tested…
Top Trim Carpentry Tools
Pro-quality finish work is a lot easier with the right tools—and they don't have to be expensive. Check out a master carpenter's list of…
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The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice
We asked professional carpenters to pass along some of the tricks and tips they've learned after years of pounding thousands of nails into just…
The art of toenailing is easy to learn. With a little practice you can drive an angled nail perfectly every time.
Sawhorses are an essential construction tool, and this article highlights 5 of the best—3 DIY designs, with complete plans, and two…
How Joists Work
Learn how to maintain floor strength when you have to cut or drill joists for ducts, pipes, cables or other modifications. Following the rules…
Bathtub Caulking Tips
If a lumpy caulk job bugs you, check out these tips to help anyone learn to run a smooth bead of caulk. With advice from a pro painter and a…
Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters
Learn better ways to cut and install casing, baseboard and crown molding, tricks for hanging doors and avoiding bad transitions, and other…
Choosing 4x4 Wood
Not all pressure-treated wood is equally decay-resistant. Different parts of the tree absorb treatment differently. Learn how to spot the best…
DIY Washer Pedestal
Pedestals for front-loading washing machines and dryers can cost hundreds. Save your money—you can build your own bases from standard…
Plumb Bobs and Levels: An Essential Guide
Whether you're hanging a picture or framing a house, plumb and level is essential. These tips show how to use plumb bobs and levels for a wide…