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A Master Class In Fabricating Stair Treads (VIDEO)
Watch as Jordan Smith shows how his crew handled the construction of a complex staircase
Miters on Tree Branches
I’ve made several rustic shelves supported by tree branches. Here is a tip on...
Dust-Free Dust Ports
Make your dust-collection system better with this tip.
Let’s Meet in the Middle
OK, smarty-pants, quick—what’s half of 166-13/16 in.? Even if you can do it...
How to Create a Lumber Library
Safe time and reduce frustration by labeling the end of the lumber in your lumber pile.
Use This Pencil Hack for Perfectly Flat Boards
Before face joining to make flat boards, mark them with a pencil. Don’t just...
Best Tools For Coffered Ceilings and Crown Molding (VIDEO)
A look into the process behind creating coffered ceilings and crown molding
Remodel Demolition: 4 Steps To Do It Right (VIDEO)
Four tips on how to do demolition right.
How To Build A Garage (VIDEO)
Time lapse footage of a detached garage being built
A Good Way to Cut Plastic Laminate
My favorite method for cutting plastic laminate to size is the table saw with a...
T-Bar Assembly Lifts
Ever wonder what makes a woodworker tick? Here’s Ken Collier’s tip on T-bar...
How to Create Thick Stock
Great tips for gluing boards together to create thicker stock
Low-Tech Dado Cuts
Sometimes it's not worth the time to change to a dado blade for a cut....
Install Perfect Window Trim
Long-time carpenter Travis Larson explains how he installs window trim
Five Tips For Building A Durable Deck (VIDEO)
Five deck-building tips for a veteran pro
12 Ideas for Lighting A Deck
Impress homeowners and make your handiwork "pop" with these great tips for lighting decks.
How To Use A Chalk Line
Tips for making accurate, straight lines using a chalk line.
Set Roof Trusses The Right Way
We visited a truss plant and asked about the most common mistakes framers make when...
Three Awesome Ideas For Baseboard (VIDEO)
Raise your trim game.
Boring a Door For a Lever And a Latch (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray goes through the steps of boring a door for a lever and a latch.
Simple Trick For Removing Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray shares a simple and effective trick for removing buried baseboard
Trick For Installing Two-Piece Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray shares a time-saving trick for working with two-piece baseboard.
Simple Trick For Measuring Trim (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray of Finish Carpentry TV shares a simple trick for measuring...
Wood Corner Joints
Professional woodworker Brad Holden shares his 4 favorite joints. Bonus: find out which one is the...
Workbench Hold-Down Clamp
This easy-to-build hold-down clamp adds great clamping versatility to any workbench and is quick to...
Drill with a Backer Board for Best Results
Avoid wood blowout with a backer board.
Create a Fence-Straddling Push Stick
You've never seen a push stick like this before. It's a great tool to help...
Framing Square Drilling Jig
Learn how to build this framing square drilling jig for your drill press.
Kind and Gentle Clamp Jaws
Clamping up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood is easy,...
Replacing a Casement Window In a Brick Opening
In this video, Matt Risinger shows how to replace a casement window in a brick opening.
Protect Tubs From Damage While Homebuilding
In this video Matt Risinger shares a quick tip on how he keeps bath's and...
Building Pocket Doors With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video Matt RIsinger shows how to install a quality pocket door by avoiding...