How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro
Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength, it’s waterproof, and it sticks well…
How to Drive Screws Perfectly
For such a simple task, it’s surprising how many things can go wrong when you drive screws. Stripped screw heads, split board ends and broken…
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The art of toenailing is easy to learn. With a little practice you can drive an angled nail perfectly every time.
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…
Identifying Treated Lumber
The amount of chemical treatment needed to preserve wood depends upon the chemicals used. Read the treatment tags carefully to get what you need.
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…
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…
Lengthening an Interior Wood Door
Fix an interior door that's been cut too short with this simple repair. By carefully matching thickness, wood grain direction and stain, you can…