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.


    Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

    Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


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    10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

    Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


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    9 Things Carpenters Always Do Working On Their Homes

    Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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    How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Get a pro-quality look with a DIY budget


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    17 Most Common Carpentry Mistakes Beginners Make

    We talked to a pro to learn the most common mistakes made by carpentry beginners to help you bend the...


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    How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

    Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.


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    Interior Trim Work Basics

    All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight

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    Sawhorse Plans

    Five great sawhorses for your DIY workshop


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    How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

    Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


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    How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table

    A coffee table that becomes a dining table or a...


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    A Step-by-Step Guide to Fireplace Refacing

    From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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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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    How to Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim

    Professional techniques for coping perfect molding and trim joints.


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    How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

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


    11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

    Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...

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    How to Make a DIY Dog House

    Your dog will love it. And so will you.


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    How to Finish a Basement

    With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


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    How to Build a Backyard DIY Ring Toss Game

    Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


    Fixing Warped Deck Joists

    Warped deck joists can be a problem, whether you're building a new deck or resurfacing an old one. Joists dry...


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    How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

    Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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    How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

    Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

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    12 Useful Home Depot Shopping Tips

    The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


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    8 Tips for Building a Treehouse

    Ready to build your kid the coolest treehouse on the block? Start here with all the info you need, including...


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    8 Carpentry Tips and Advice From Actual Professionals

    We asked carpentry pros who have spent years sawing through 2x4's and pounding nails to pass along some of the...


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    11 Essential Tools for Carpenters

    I've been a carpenter for 40-plus years, but the carpenter tools I use daily haven't changed much from day...


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    What to Know About Wall Studs

    Wall studs are vertical pieces of wood or metal that help form the framework of a stud wall. New to...


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    How to Make Your Own Adjustable DIY Desk

    This customized DIY desk provides comfort whether you prefer sitting or standing.