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Tips and advice from experienced contractors working in the field.
Trick For Installing Two-Piece Baseboard (VIDEO)
In this video, Richard McMurray shares a time-saving trick for working with two-piece baseboard.
Watch as Trim Gets Sprayed! (VIDEO)
Ever wonder what it looks like when a room's worth of trim gets spray-painted? Because...
Simple Trick For Measuring Trim (VIDEO)
In this video Richard McMurray of Finish Carpentry TV shares a simple trick for measuring...
Windows: Fiberglass Vs. Vinyl
Are vinyl windows right for your next project? Custom home builder Matt Risinger shares his...
Wood Corner Joints
Professional woodworker Brad Holden shares his 4 favorite joints. Bonus: find out which one is the...
Pro Tips For Digging Holes
Digging is bonehead simple. But as with any other job, a little know-how lets you...
Why You Should Chalk Your Metal Files
Rub a piece of standard chalk along the teeth of the file before using it...
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.
V-Block for Drill Press
Make a V-Block made from a piece of 2x6 that’s great for drilling holes...
Bridge Clamp for Routing
Hold a board in place for edge-routing with a bridge clamp.
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,...
Permeable Pavers: Impervious Surface Solution?
Impervious structures can harm our water and cause flooding. Are permeable pavers the solution?
Door Installation Made Easy
We asked longtime professional trim carpenter Jerome Worm to show us his best door-hanging tricks.
Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws
No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires...
Wire Fishing Guide
The ultimate guide to fishing wires through walls, ceilings and cabinets. With the help of...
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...
Laser Levels With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video, Matt Risinger talks about three of his favorite things: framing, craftsmanship, and...
How To Re-grout Bathroom Tile
Check out these great tips on how to re-grout bathroom tiles.
How To Remove Grout
Find out how to use an oscillating sander to remove grout that is beyond repair.
15 Mysterious Old Home Features That Aren’t Useful Anymore
Many old homes have perplexing features that baffle their modern-day owners. Here we've solved 15 of...
Secrets of the Sawhorse: 7 Tips & Tricks
A folding metal sawhorse is every tradesman’s best buddy. They’re inexpensive, lightweight, and...
12 Scaffolding Safety Tips and Handy Hints
We picked the brain of a scaffolding expert, and he gave us these great tips...
Jobsite Etiquette for Subcontractors
A construction project is a patience-testing process for any homeowner to endure, and being respectful...
Installing an Electrical Outlet Anywhere
Adding receptacles isn't overly complicated, but there are facts you should know in order to...
How To Replace a Load-Bearing Post
In this story we'll show you the best tools and methods for lifting and shoring...
Tips for Basement Finishing
These are great tips on how to solve many of the problems you're likely to...
Working With Steel Studs
How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time?