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

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How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


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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.


9 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...


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

Estimating Software Technology

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


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.


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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 Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

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


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...


The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of...


Trim Paint Tips for Smooth and Flawless Results

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


How to Use a Wood Chisel

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

Antique Painted Cabinets: Tips and Techniques to Try at Home

Update the look of your kitchen by giving your existing cabinets a new, yet old look. Antique painted cabinets give...


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


How to Install Cabinets Like a Pro

Tips for how to install cabinets successfully. Learn how to hang kitchen wall cabinets and install island cabinets with these...


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Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Cabinet building advice from the Family Handyman pros


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Shortcuts for Custom Built Cabinets

DIY built ins such as built-in cabinets, bookcases, and shelving are faster, easier and better with these tips from a...


Finish Carpentry Tips

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


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.


Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings

Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.

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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 Install Stair Spindles

It looks complicated to replace banister spindles...it's not.


How to Fill Holes in Woodwork Around Your Home

Colored putty and marking pens hide woodwork flaws quickly and easily. Here we'll show you how to fill nail holes...


How to Build Window Cornices

Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought


Plumb Bobs and Levels: An Essential Guide

Build straight and true with less effort


Simple Hacks to Maximize Your Sawhorses

How to get the most from folding metal horses—and other breeds