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Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.
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
Wall Framing Tips for New Construction
Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim
Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings
Interior Trim Work Basics
All the trim basics-start to finish-plus a clever way to get those miters tight
How to Remove Wood Trim
The best way to remove trim without damaging the wall
How to Install Wood Molding
Extraordinary results with ordinary moldings
How to Install Crown Molding
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls
Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.
How to Install a Chair Rail
Learn how to install chair rail molding that will take your home from ordinary to...
How to Cope Joints
Professional techniques for perfect molding and trim joints
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation
Get plans for five great sawhorses
Safety First: Install an Outdoor Stair Railing
Add safety and style with a custom outdoor stair railing
Plumb Bobs and Levels: An Essential Guide
Build straight and true with less effort
Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions
The difference between “nominal” and “actual” dimensions for items like 2x4 dimensions
Install a New Stair Handrail
So strong it's kid-proof! We'll show you how to do it.
How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro
What is epoxy? Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill...
How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls
Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall
How to Install Wainscoting
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How to Build Window Cornices
Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought
Reader Project: Dream Shed
Check out this version of We do everything by our own hands’s Dream Shed, originally published in the...
Third-Hand Crown Molding Hanger
Mounting long pieces of molding by yourself is a lot easier with this molding hanger.
How to Install Window Trim
You don't even need a tape measure!