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The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.

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Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.

How to Make Easy DIY Trim

Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.


10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


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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...

12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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...

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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.


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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


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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.


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


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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!


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


Install a New Stair Handrail

So strong it's kid-proof! We'll show you how to do it.


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...


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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...


How to Cut Off Wood Door Bottoms

This is the best way to cut off a door bottom without splintering the wood.


How to Install Window Trim

You don't even need a tape measure for perfect window casings!

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Finish Carpentry Tips

Great results, even in bad situations. We'll walk you through the best tips for DIY finish carpentry.


How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Craftsman Door Casing

Stylish Arts-and-Crafts woodwork built up from simple oak boards


How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls

Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall


Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


Trim Repair: How to Fix and Revive Trim

Renew dull trim in one weekend.


Must Know Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters

Install trim faster, with better results