Carpentry

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

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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.

How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

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


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!


Finish Carpentry Tips

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


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 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


How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job

Here's how to wash, sand, scrap and fill woodwork for a smooth finish.


Trim Painting Tips

Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.