The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.
How to Drive Screws Perfectly
For such a simple task, it's surprising how many things can go wrong when you drive screws. Stripped screw heads,...
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
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...
Save Big By Hiring Contractors Off-Season
Choosing the right time to hire home contractors can save you money and get better quality work. Here's the best...
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw
Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.
Check it Out: DEWALT Cordless Stud/Joist Drill
We tested out this drill designed for rough-in work. Read on to see how it stacked up.
Building a Deck: What’s Involved
A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...
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...
How to Install a Bow Window
How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.
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.
Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
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 Tongue and Groove Wainscoting
Step-by-step instructions for installing this beautiful tongue and groove wainscoting right over your existing drywall or plaster.