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A Pro’s Guide To Buying Lumber
Home center lumber is not always the best quality, but you can find what you need if you know what to look for. We'll show you how to find the best lumber and learn about...
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 but wood products.
Learn Why American Windows Are Illegal In Sweden (VIDEO)
Follow along as Matt Risinger travels to Sweden to see how buildings and homes are made across the pond
The Case for the Compact Router
Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.
Wood Finishes That are Food Safe
Choosing the correct finish is always a tough job, and when it comes to food safe finishes, that decision can be even more difficult. Try some of these classics as well as some newer options...
Simple, Satisfying Metal Cutting (VIDEO)
Mesmerizing metal munching machines in motion.
Mold Basics For Beginners (VIDEO)
Matt Risinger talks mold with construction expert Peter Yost
A Great Method For Exterior Insulation (VIDEO)
Matt Risinger visits a home that has an incredibly unique wall assembly detail.
Cordless Festool Track Saws- Which One Is Best?
Festool is widely considered the king of track saws. But which of their products is the best?
How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro
What is epoxy? Find out why epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers.
Melamine Workbench Topper
What's so great about a melamine work surface? Find the answer here.
Stay-Put Edge Banding
Show that unruly edge banding strip who's boss
My Favorite Cabinet-Hanging Tool
I’ve had these Vise-Grip clamps from Irwin Tools for 25 years, and they’re the only clamp I use for hanging cabinets.
10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Made By Beginners
Seeing complex, beautifully built projects can be intimidating to newcomers. But take heart! Every skilled woodworker started out at as a beginner, struggling to cut a straight line. If you're still early on the learning...
Soft-Touch Curve Sanding
Jazz up your vibrating sander for professional results on curvy sanding jobs. Place a piece of carpet pad or computer mouse pad between the sander’s base and the sandpaper.
Zero-Clearance Bandsaw Throat Plate
When sawing small curved pieces on a bandsaw, learn how to avoid cut-off chunks from getting stuck down in the bandsaw throat plate.
Home-Made Miter Clamps
Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to do is cut a couple 8-in. x 3/4-in. x 1/8-in. strips of hardwood.
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 cutting safe and consistant miters on a miter saw.
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 in your head, I can do it faster with a tape measure.
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 draw a squiggle down the board, use a pencil to draw straight horizontal lines.
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 crosscutting blade. But you shouldn’t try it with just the table saw fence.
T-Bar Assembly Lifts
Ever wonder what makes a woodworker tick? Here’s Ken Collier’s tip on T-bar assembly lifts for woodworking projects.
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. Check out a quick and easy solution.
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