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Fantastic Framing Tips
Framing tips that will take you to rockstar status on the jobsite!
What’s the Difference Between Traditional and Engineered Framing Lumber? (VIDEO)
14 Proven Drill Press Tips And Techniques
Techniques for Painting Windows That Will Save You Time and Energy
How to Make Shiplap Siding
How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw
Old-School Tips For Drilling Holes (VIDEO)
A longtime craftsman shares tips and techniques for drilling holes in a wide variety of materials
How To Build An Under-Deck Roof
Convert the space under a second-story deck into a dry, spacious patio by installing this...
How To Install Baseboard Around Outlets (VIDEO)
A trim carpenter shares how he installs baseboard around outlets
Leveling Tips From Pro Carpenters
Great leveling tips shared by pros, perfect for on the jobsite and around the house
Tips for Hanging Doors
Seven pro tips to help you hang doors that will look great, work the way...
How To Build a Set of Deck Stairs (VIDEO)
A veteran carpenter demonstrates the proper way to build a set of stairs for a deck.
14 Pro-Approved Tips for Tight Miters
Pro tricks for air-tight joints
Spring-Loaded Hinge Pin Remover
Don't mess up your trim trying to remove a hinge pin! Keep your door trim...
Carpenter Builds An Amazing Accent Wall (VIDEO)
A trim carpenter shows how he creates attention-grabbing accent walls
How To Build A Garage (VIDEO)
The first in a series of videos showcasing the process of building a garage from the ground up
Cabinet Face Frame Tips
Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s...
Carpenter’s Trick For Scribing Wood to Brick (VIDEO)
You might think scribing a line is child's play, but there is a right and...
A Pro’s Guide To Buying Lumber
Home center lumber is not always the best quality, but you can find what you...
Avoid Framing Mistakes
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
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Create Perfect Miters
Tips for getting perfectly mitered joints on the jobsite and in the workshop
The Secret Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat
Here is a mind blowing way to cut crown molding flat on a miter saw.
Factory-Built Homes… Made From Nothing But Wood? (VIDEO)
The Build Show goes inside a factory in Switzerland where homes are made using nothing...
Learn Why American Windows Are Illegal In Sweden (VIDEO)
Follow along as Matt Risinger travels to Sweden to see how buildings and homes are...