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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Trim to Fit Against a Wall

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A pencil and a scrap of wood are all the tools you need to mark molding before cutting it to fit flush with an uneven surface.

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BUILDING SKILLS: How To Cut Housewrap For Window Rough Openings

BUILDING SKILLS: How To Cut Housewrap For Window Rough Openings

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Cover all of your framing with housewrap, but watch this video before you cut through to install your windows.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

BUILDING SKILLS: Tape Housewrap Seams to Keep Water and Air Out

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Learn how to seal building paper seams for water-tight exterior walls.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Installing Housewrap At Inside Corners

BUILDING SKILLS: Installing Housewrap At Inside Corners

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Install housewrap right if you want your walls to last. Watch this video and learn how to get your corners tight.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

BUILDING SKILLS: Wall Framing Layout

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Remodeler and Fine Homebuilding editor Justin Fink shows us a straightforward way to measure and mark your plates before framing a wall.

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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