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This Family Handyman Approved Paint Brush Makes Cutting in Easy

Looking for a sleek paint brush that can be used with any paint or stain?  Look no further than the Family Handyman Approved Purdy XL Cub.

The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are...


Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


Push Sticks Prevent Impalement

You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...


Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)

Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.

Pro Grade Power Tools You Can Buy on Amazon

Sometimes quality tools are available where you may not expect. Amazon, for example, sells a wide variety of pro–grade power...


13 Cool Power Tools and Accessories That Will Make Your Job Easier

These innovative power tools are so worth adding to your jobsite collection.

Flattening Rough-Sawn Wood

Woodworkers all have their own system for flattening wood, some of which are pretty complex. This is one simple method...


Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.


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.


Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...


A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim

Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.

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.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Our pro taper shares his three-day, step-by-step taping routine. He gave us some great tips that will help you end...


Could You Have Made it in Construction With These Tools From 1951?

A collection of ads for tools that were, at some point, on the cutting edge of technology. Things have changed...


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.


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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


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The ‘Secret’ Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat

Here is an easier, more precise method you can use to cut crown molding while it's flat on a miter...


Circular Saw Cutting Guide

The circular saw is an indispensable tool, and these pro tips and tricks will help you get it done safer,...