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What's the Difference?: Wood stains
What's the Difference?: Wood stains

To get good finishing results, you need to understand the two main types of wood stain available and the way they perform

Tool Review: Milwaukee's New 12-in. Miter Saw
Video: Tool Review: Milwaukee's New 12-in. Miter Saw

Finish carpenter Kit Camp revisits the "best overall" in the 12-in miter-saw category

16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Gun By Gun
Video: 16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Gun By Gun

Rick Arnold reviews the top features of more than a dozen 16-ga. finish nailers

16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part One
Video: 16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part One

Rick Arnold lists his top-four must-have features that distinguish one nailer in a market of many

16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part Two
Video: 16-Ga. Finish Nailer Roundup, Part Two

Secondary features worth considering when choosing a finish nailer

Add a Mitered Integral Bead to Cabinet Face Frames
Video: Add a Mitered Integral Bead to Cabinet Face FramesOnline Membership Required

This detail softens the edge while creating a deep shadowline

Dress up cabinet face frames with a mitered integral bead
Dress up cabinet face frames with a mitered integral bead

For consistent results, rotate the stock, not the saw, and cut opposing pieces at the same time 

New 12-in. miter saw leads the field
New 12-in. miter saw leads the field

12-in. sliding compound-miter saw (6955-20) by Milwaukee

Using a Pocket-Hole Jig
Video: Using a Pocket-Hole Jig

A pocket-hole jig makes cabinet assembly fast and easy

What's the Difference: Paintable caulk
What's the Difference: Paintable caulk

Does price matter, or is a latex caulk by any other name still the same?

Preparing a Room for Baseboard
Video: Preparing a Room for BaseboardOnline Membership Required

A pro explains how he ensures trim will run square to the floor with joints that are clean and tight before the work even begins

Job-Site Router Techniques

Gary Striegler shares the skills—and the tools—that make better site-built cabinetry, casing, brackets, and flooring 

Running Baseboard Master Class: Coping Inside Corners
Video: Running Baseboard Master Class: Coping Inside CornersOnline Membership Required

Finish carpenter Tucker Windover demonstrates how to achieve a perfect inside corner when running baseboard

Running Baseboard Master Class: Locating Studs
Video: Running Baseboard Master Class: Locating StudsOnline Membership Required

The trim won't hold up if there's nothing behind it. Tucker Windover shares his method for locating studs in finished walls. 

Running Baseboard Master Class: Mitering Outside Corners
Video: Running Baseboard Master Class: Mitering Outside CornersOnline Membership Required

Once you've coped the inside corner to make a perfect joint, it's time to fit, measure, and place the outside corner 

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