House and Components

A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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Add Value to Your Home With These 12 Easy Upgrades

Outfit your abode with these high-impact, low-budget projects.

How to Avoid Window Condensation in Winter

Window condensation is a nuisance, but worse yet it can cause damage to your window and wood trim finishes, and...


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


How to Build a Retaining Wall

The simplest, cheapest, back-friendliest retaining wall in history.


12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake

A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every siding contractor and most roofers...

Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


How to Paint a Room

Read on as we walk you through all the steps, from choosing the paint to cleaning up when you're done.

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


How to Install Aluminum Soffits That are Maintenance-Free

You'll never have to paint the roof overhangs again!


How to Restretch a Carpet

Fit, trim and restretch your carpet in one afternoon with a carpet stretcher.

Crown Molding Cutting and Installation

This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.


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Interior Trim Work Basics

All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight


How to Winterize Your Garage Door

Restore your garage door bottom seal by installing new weather seals, replacing rotted trim and renewing a rusty track.


How to Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim

Professional techniques for coping perfect molding and trim joints.


How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.

How to Build a Gazebo

Build this airy summer hangout that features fish-scale shingles and decorative trim you make yourself.


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How to Clean Vinyl Siding

Techniques for cleaning tough-to-remove stains on vinyl siding, trim and gutters.


Exterior Painting Tips and Techniques

Paint faster and better using these brushing, rolling and cutting-in techniques


Upgrade a Recessed Light Fixture

Simply change the trim to change the style


How To Perfect Your Window Trim Installation Process

A long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim. Check out these simple step-by-step instructions.


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Trim Paint Tips for Smooth, Perfect Results!

Our best tips for painting trim perfectly. You'll learn how to trim paint like an expert!


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How to Build a Built-in Bookcase

No complex wood joints, no tricky techniques—simply glue, screw and nail the parts together


Stop Window Drafts and Door Drafts to Save Energy

Remove window and door trim to seal air leaks for good and save big money

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How to Bend Wood

Bending hardwood trim for a countertop


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Basic Finish Nailer Tips

Get the most out of your pneumatic trim nailer.


Raised Patio Planter

Our planter is tops for easy construction, sturdiness and convenience. Plus, the curves and trim make it a pretty addition...


Door Refinishing: Painting Varnished Doors

Give a fresh look to an old varnished door.


How to Install a Bow Window

How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...