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Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.
Reader Project: Dream Shed
Check out this version of The Family Handyman’s Dream Shed, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue. See what additions Greg incorporated.
Third-Hand Crown Molding Hanger
How to Install Window Trim
Install a New Stair Handrail
How to Use Epoxy on Wood for Repairs
Trim Edge-banding with a Chisel
Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings
Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.
Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” dimensions for items like 2x4 dimensions
16 Amazing Cabins You Have to See to Believe
From luxury mountainside cabins with a view to simple handcrafted log homes, there are cabins...
DIY Dictionary: Chair Rail
What's chair rail? Chair rails are horizontal moldings applied to walls designed to protect them...
The 15 Types of Trim You Need to Know for Your Next Remodel Project
Finding the right kind of trim is essential to completing any kind of remodeling project...
Reader Project: Year-Round Tree House
Jim Heim’s tree house is play-ready in any season. In warm weather, it’s...
How to Install a Chair Rail
Learn how to install chair rail molding that will take your home from ordinary to...
How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls
Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim
Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim
Wall Framing Tips for New Construction
Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips.
How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Other Trim
Stylish Arts-and-Crafts woodwork built up from simple oak boards
Safety First: Install an Outdoor Stair Railing
Add safety and style with a custom outdoor stair railing
Reader Project: Magnificent Moldings Added to Living Room
Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
How to Install Crown Molding
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
Reader Project: Home Theater
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation
Tips for Tight Miters
Pro tricks for air-tight joints
Tips for Working with PVC Trim
Treat it right and PVC trim will last forever. Use these tips for installing PVC trim the right way.
How to Drive Screws Perfectly
For such a simple task, it's surprising how many things can go wrong when you...