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Improve your carpentry skills with these projects and tips from expert carpenters, from framing to trim carpentry.
Our staff expert walks you through the basics of this essential carpentry skill.
14 Pro-Approved Tips for Tight Miters
Super-Simple Way to Cope Shoe Molding
Why You Should Create a Stain Sample Board for Trim
Tips for Working with PVC Trim
How to Install a Chair Rail
How to Make Shiplap Siding
With a table saw and dado blade, you can make your own shiplap siding in no time at all.
How to Install Crown Molding
This three-piece crown molding technique simplifies installation and the results are spectacular.
How to Cope Joints for Wood Corner Trim
Professional techniques for perfect molding and trim joints
How to Install Window Trim
You don't even need a tape measure for perfect window casings!
Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim
Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.
How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw
Cope baseboard corners fast. We'll walk you through coping 1x4 baseboard with you miter saw.
Finish Carpentry Tips
Great results, even in bad situations. We'll walk you through the best tips for DIY...
How to Install Craftsman Window Trim and Craftsman Door Casing
Stylish Arts-and-Crafts woodwork built up from simple oak boards
How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls
Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall
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.
Buying Guide: Interior Wood Trim
To get a pleasing result with wood, you need to carefully select the individual pieces...
Tips for Tight Miters and Miter Cuts
Perfect-looking cuts every time, even on imperfect walls
Interior Trim Work Basics
All the trim basics-start to finish-plus a clever way to get those miters tight
Trim Repair: How to Fix and Revive Trim
Renew dull trim in one weekend.
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Do It Right, Do It Yourself!
Must Know Shortcuts for Trim Carpenters
Install trim faster, with better results
Simple Window Trim and Door Trim Guide
Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim.
Using Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
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.