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…
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…
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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.
Woodworking Jig For Complex Shapes
Need to reproduce a complex shape for your carpentry project? With a tick stick you can easily make perfect templates for cutting irregular…
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…
Patch a Hardwood Floor
We'll show you how to replace a damaged hardwood floorboard in just a couple hours using basic carpentry tools. This article covers removing…
Frameless Kitchen Cabinets
Here’s a home improvement job that’ll give you instant home equity along with great visual impact. Installing your own kitchen…
Install a Laminate Kitchen Countertop
Remove old kitchen counters and install new laminate countertops, then complete the transformation by installing a new sink and faucet. This…
Using Steel Studs
You'll like steel framing. Steel studs are perfectly straight, don't shrink or split. They're light, easy to store, resist fire, insects and…