Finish Carpentry Tips
Great results, even in bad situations. We'll walk you through the best tips for DIY finish carpentry.
How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Craftsman Door Casing
Stylish Arts-and-Crafts woodwork built up from simple oak boards
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.
20 Marking Hacks Every DIYer Should Know
See 20 astounding hacks that'll help make your marking more accurate and your days more productive.
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim Guide
Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim.
Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings
Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.
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.
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
Safety First: Install an Outdoor Stair Railing
Add safety and style with a custom outdoor stair railing
Simple Hacks to Maximize Your Sawhorses
How to get the most from folding metal horses—and other breeds
How to Repair a Load-Bearing Post
Floor sagging? Here's the solid cure for rotting posts and sinking footings.
How to Prepare Wood Trim for a Smooth Paint Job
Here's how to wash, sand, scrap and fill woodwork for a smooth finish.
How to Use a Level Over Long Distances
Trusty old 2-ft. level too short? Use these tools and techniques for leveling from 4 to 100 ft.
Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” dimensions for items like 2x4 dimensions
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,...
This Nail Hack Will Prevent Wood From Splitting
This simple nail hack will help to prevent wood from splitting.
How to Instantly Remove Spray Foam Mistakes
Get rid of spray foam overspray with this cheap and simple trick.
How to Make Your Own Shims
Shims are one of a carpenter's most commonly used tools. So what should you do if you run out? Try...
Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use
Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.