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For when you end up hanging a new door in an existing frame and have to match the door’s hinge locations to the frame’s.
Design/Build: Getting porch details right.
For a clean look, skip the casing and install a low-profile stool.
A second-story addition provides homeowners with the space they need in the home they love.
Let there be light: a beautiful way to extend sightlines and add charm.
Pushed beneath the counter, it’s a cabinet with an adjustable shelf. Pulled out, it’s an extra work surface with a butcher-block top.
Chris Corson says someone has to elevate American housing, and he’s ready for the job.
What you don’t know about choosing a respirator can kill you.
Breathing difficulties — When choosing a respirator, straight answers are surprisingly hard to find.
Woven corners are more complicated — and give a more elegant look, in my opinion.
Design/Build: If budgets allow, consider designing and building custom newels to personalize and even modernize details in a home.
Learn the alphabet soup of materials, but first get the slope and underlying details right.
Without modifying the framing, a carpenter tucks storage and style beneath the roof in a second-floor hallway.
Understand the hallmarks of this informal style, whether you’re designing a new home or remodeling a classic.
A stair pro shares his process for installing the three common types of stock balusters.
A traditional porch project offers lessons in style, proportions, and seamless transitions.
Any one of these specialty deck-board removal tools makes demolishing a deck easier.
With heavy-duty springs, comfy grips, and intelligently designed handle locks, Fiskar’s new aviation snips are better than anything that’s come before.
Cost-effective, versatile, and green, cellulose may be the hardest-working insulation available.
In this member-exclusive product review, Patrick McCombe shows how these lightweight cordless nailers improve on time-tested technology.
Check out this quick video review of two new hammers from the founder of Stiletto.
It may be tough to believe, but Milwaukee has improved the typical 3/8-in. socket set.
With a 7-1/4-in. blade and twin battery packs, this saw has the power and depth of cut to match your corded saw.
Built for the job site, this little Bluetooth speaker will rock your world.
Automatic tools produce better walls in less time.
Large-format tiles have their own set of rules — install them like standard tiles and watch the job fail.
This sturdy rolling tool case has 6-in. wheels and a telescopic handle to make that long slog from the truck much easier.
In this Tool Tech video, host Patrick McCombe shows the benefits of these lesser-known pro-grade caulk guns.
How not to lose your shirt installing stair rails.
Waterborne lacquer and a modest spray setup yield quick, quality painted work
A banquette is a great way to efficiently accommodate a table and seating in a space that would otherwise be too cramped for a more conventional dining table and chairs.
A remodel can create an inviting, usable living space under the deck.
Special materials, simple tools, step by step.
A master waller shares how to dry-lay stone walls that hold their ground for centuries.
This cedar structure combines the look of traditional joinery with contemporary lines — all built with simple techniques.
Traditional cut rafters are still the go-to approach to roof framing in some areas.
Lead flashing keeps water out and protects masonry.
A long-lasting, good-looking floor starts with a smart layout and strong fastening.
This traditional detail is fast to install and adds historic charm, even on a new house
New methods and materials produce flatter walls and ceilings, and fewer callbacks.
Portable UV equipment yields a fully cured finish in seconds, not days.
Foam-core beams and moldings make for an attractive, easy-to-install ceiling.
Site-laminated handrails, flexible skirtboards, and off-angle miters are standard on winding walkways
Add style to your bathroom with this basic carpentry and plumbing project.
Making a small bath that doesn’t feel small at all.
Low energy costs don’t have to come at a high price.
A sensitive path to updating a traditional home with modern design details.
Be inspired by six examples of entertaining outdoor spaces, for parties of six or 60.
Inexpensive screen panels combined with cable railings create a clever assembly.
A 2-ft. bump-out brings a midcentury home into the next century.
Hang pocket doors so they work for a lifetime.
Pocket doors allow a view from the bedroom, through a beautiful bath, to the outdoors.
Custom cabinetry, a curvaceous island, and unique materials make a kitchen remodel special.
Top designers define and share tips for the most popular style in kitchens today.
This new master bath has sunlight, views, and easy access to the backyard.
Remodeling the bath and mudroom together created an opportunity to make both rooms better.
This kitchen remodel pushes the room as a central hub for the family.
How every design decision impacts cost.
This practical and healthy home confronts the challenges of location, extreme weather, climate change, and the looming clean-water crisis with noteworthy simplicity
A tight building envelope and plenty of insulation mean low energy bills, even for a Minnesota home with electric heat
Here are the secrets to keeping this precision tool up and running.
Basic masonry skills are all a remodeler needs.
Light-gauge steel makes creative deck framing easier.
Meet the new class of miter saws ... from big to little, we tested them all.
Modern batteries make this problem-solving tool even more useful.
An efficient home means a smaller, less expensive conditioning system.
Choose the best tool for profiling, flush trimming, and mortising one-handed.
Smoke alarms and CO alarms are more nuanced than most people realize.
These tools combine corded performance with cordless convenience
If you choose wisely, your go-to air compressor can be quiet, durable, and easy to operate
A seasoned remodeler looks for the perfect concrete drill
The tools in these brushless combo kits work hard and run for a long time between charges
This natural spun-stone insulation is enjoying a resurgence in popularity—and for good reason
A veteran carpenter sorts through 10 of the latest engineered options
Even if you’ve had an oscillating tool for years, you may not be using it to its full potential
Choose a good-looking, energy-efficient fan, and use it correctly
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