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

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    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...

    Reader Project: DIY Custom Playset

    The Family Handyman reader, Nick was looking for a playset for his son. but he was not impressed with the...

    No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

    Tips for tight miters and coped joints.

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    What Does a Planer Do?

    Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer

    How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

    Bring new life to your old cabinets

    A Full Guide to Building 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.

    Join Miters Easily With this Miter Joint Clamp

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

    Third-Hand Crown Molding Hanger

    Mounting long pieces of molding by yourself is a lot easier with this molding hanger.

    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.

    What is MDF Wood? Plus Tips for Using It

    Do's and Don'ts of using MDF

    The 15 Types of Trim You Need to Know for Your Next Remodel Project

    Finding the right kind of trim is essential to completing any kind of remodeling project around the house. Familiarize yourself...

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    How to Trim a Door

    The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to trim a door in about 10 minutes per...

    Woodworking Jig For Complex Shapes

    Learn the ancient art of tick sticking

    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

    How to Repair Kitchen Cabinets

    Quick solutions to the most common cabinet problems

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    How to Plane Rough Lumber

    Learn the basics of flattening rough-sawn wood

    Lengthening an Interior Wood Door

    Make carpenter magic happen!

    Building Rock-Solid Exterior Walls

    Hidden braces keep your house plumb and level

    Trim Painting Tips

    Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.

    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.