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

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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 big changes to your home.

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...


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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...

Amazing DIY Treehouse Ideas and 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...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


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...

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Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Cabinet building advice from the Family Handyman pros


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 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


How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

What is epoxy? Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength,...


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...


No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.


How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage

Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.


How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.

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How to Remove Stuck Nails: Hammer Tips

Stubborn nail got you stumped? Try these tricks for pulling the toughest nails.


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How to Use a Block Plane

Tips for using and sharpening the versatile block plane.


Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

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


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon