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Carpentry

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

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    Top Trim Carpentry Tools

    A veteran trimmer reveals his secret weapons


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    How to Build Small Sawhorses

    Baby saw horses for the shop


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    How to Plane Rough Lumber

    Learn the basics of flattening rough-sawn wood


    Building Rock-Solid Exterior Walls

    Hidden braces keep your house plumb and level


    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.


    The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

    Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


    How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

    You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight

    Weekend Wainscoting

    Traditional elegance, home-center materials


    Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

    Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws


    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