Carpentry

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.

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.


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...


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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!


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 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.

No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.


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.


Trim Painting Tips

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