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Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim
Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim.
How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Other Trim
16 Amazing Cabins You Have to See to Believe
This Nail Hack Will Prevent Wood From Splitting
How to Instantly Remove Spray Foam Mistakes
How to Install Window Trim
Tips for Tight Miters
Pro tricks for air-tight joints
How to Make Your Own Shims
Shims are one of a carpenter's most commonly used tools. So what should you do...
How to Use Epoxy on Wood for Repairs
How to fix rotted wood with durable epoxy.
Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling
A quick, inexpensive way to transform a room—and a beautiful cover-up for damaged ceilings
How to Repair a Load-Bearing Post
Floor sagging? Here's the solid cure for rotting posts and sinking footings.
Reader Project: DIY Custom Playset
We do everything by our own hands reader, Nick was looking for a playset for his son. but he...
No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints
Tips for tight miters and coped joints.
14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
Tips for Working with PVC Trim
Treat it right and PVC trim will last forever. Use these tips for installing PVC trim the right way.
Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings
Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.
Interior Trim Work Basics
All the trim basics-start to finish-plus a clever way to get those miters tight
How to Install Wood Molding
Extraordinary results with ordinary moldings
How to Remove Wood Trim
The best way to remove trim without damaging the wall
How to Install Crown Molding
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
How to Cope Joints
Professional techniques for 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.
Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation
How to Install a Chair Rail
Learn how to install chair rail molding that will take your home from ordinary to...