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Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice) Jigs for jambs (and other door-hanging advice)

Measuring and cutting jigs make for fast, accurate, sturdy door-hanging

Trim RoutersOnline Membership Required

These compact tools are handy for small routing tasks, but most have room for improvement

Build Like a Pro: Fine-Tuning Hinges
Video: Build Like a Pro: Fine-Tuning Hinges

Whether the door is new or old, Tucker Windover's technique produces a perfectly aligned door that closes properly and stays closed when you want it to

A Sweeping Handrail for a Centerpiece StairOnline Membership Required

A pitch-block jig and a deadman stand are two keys in transforming a jumble of parts into a continuous handrail

Turning Corners with Beaded CasingOnline Membership Required

A shop-built jig creates a combination butt-miter joint that looks good year round

Building a Crosscut Sled for a Table SawOnline Membership Required

Making square cuts on wide stock is quick, safe and easy with this simple jig that you can build in a day

Building a Custom Box Newel
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Building a Custom Box NewelOnline Membership Required

A hollow post made of mitered panels is easily detailed with stock moldings

Installing Synthetic Crown Molding
Installing Synthetic Crown MoldingOnline Membership Required

You can't cope polyurethane molding, but a template, a simple jig and a little bit of luck make it possible to preassemble perfect miter joints

Installing Handrails Made From Stock PartsOnline Membership Required

A full-scale drawing and some shop-built jigs can ease the assembly of expensive stair parts

Building Finish Stairs
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Building Finish StairsOnline Membership Required

With a housed stringer on one side and an open, mitered stringer on the other, these stairs look harder to build than they are

Installing Bifold Doors
Installing Bifold DoorsOnline Membership Required

Preassembling the jambs and the casings makes for a faster, more accurate job

A Veteran Stairbuilder's Tools and TipsOnline Membership Required

Modified tools and custom jigs expedite staircase assembly

Curved Baseboard CornersOnline Membership Required

Biscuit joinery and a simple jig solve a perplexing trim problem

Building a Curved BalustradeOnline Membership Required

A carpenter uses router templates, laminations and fiberglass packing tape to trim a staircase

Building a Butternut KitchenOnline Membership Required

Hand-planed hardwoods and high-grade plywood coupled with dowels and dovetails

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