Carpentry

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

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5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the lessons we learned while building a deck this summer.

4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


Estimating Software Technology

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


DIY Treehouse Ideas and Helpful Building Tips

Advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops. Learn how to build a treehouse from...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.

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.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.

How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

A pro shows you the special installation techniques for these 'Euro-style' cabinets.