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Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.
Tips for Tight Miters
Pro tricks for air-tight joints
How to Make Your Own Shims
How to Use Epoxy on Wood for Repairs
Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling
How to Repair a Load-Bearing Post
Reader Project: DIY Custom Playset
No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints
Tips for tight miters and coped joints.
14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
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.
Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings
Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.
Interior Trim Work Basics
All the trim basics-start to finish-plus a clever way to get those miters tight
How to Install Wood Molding
Extraordinary results with ordinary moldings
How to Remove Wood Trim
The best way to remove trim without damaging the wall
How to Install Crown Molding
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
How to Cope Joints
Professional techniques for perfect molding and trim joints
Get plans for five great sawhorses
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim
Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim
How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls
Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.
Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation
How to Install a Chair Rail
Learn how to install chair rail molding that will take your home from ordinary to...
How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls
Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
How to Build Window Cornices
Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought
How to Install Wainscoting
Step-by-step instructions for installing this beautiful tongue-and-groove wainscot right over your existing drywall or plaster.
Install a New Stair Handrail
So strong it's kid-proof! We'll show you how to do it.
Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” dimensions for items like 2x4 dimensions