The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice
We asked professional carpenters to pass along some of the tricks and tips they’ve learned after years of pounding thousands of nails…
Woodworking Jig For Complex Shapes
Need to reproduce a complex shape for your carpentry project? With a tick stick you can easily make perfect templates for cutting irregular…
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Maximize Your Sawhorses
Sawhorses can do much more than just hold up a piece of plywood. Even experienced carpenters will learn new tricks with these time-tested pro…
Sawhorses are an essential construction tool, and this article highlights 5 of the best—3 DIY designs, with complete plans, and two…
Identifying Treated Lumber
The amount of chemical treatment needed to preserve wood depends upon the chemicals used. Read the treatment tags carefully to get what you…
The art of toenailing is easy to learn. With a little practice you can drive an angled nail perfectly every time.
Traditional wainscoting doesn’t have to cost a bundle. Using MDF and standard pine molding profiles you can add old-world elegance to an…
How to Install Stair Spindles
There are really just three steps involved in replacing a broken spindle: remove the old one, find a replacement, and fit it in. These tips…
How to Plane Rough Lumber
Expand your woodworking skills and get access to a wide range of domestic and imported wood for your furniture projects by learning to flatten…
Choosing 4×4 Wood
Not all pressure-treated wood is equally decay-resistant. Different parts of the tree absorb treatment differently. Learn how to spot the best…
How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls
One bowed stud can make a whole wall look bad. Before you hang the drywall, fix badly warped studs so that the finished wall will look straight…