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Carpentry

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

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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,...


Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.


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.


Amazing Miter Joint Clamp

Make these amazing miter joint clamps now so that you have them the next time someone needs a frame.


Framing Tips Vol. 1

Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys. The first picture shows how


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.


More Planing, Less Exercise

Fasten your portable planer to a board; then fasten the board to a miter saw stand. The stand’s board supports...


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