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February 8, 2017
A style that works well for remodeling applications where one side of the opening has a different thickness wallboard than the other.
August 26, 2016
In this episode, host and managing editor Justin Fink talks with editor-in-chief Rob Yagid and design editor Brian Pontolilo about chisels, kitchen cabinets, and what NOT to do when you're…
March 6, 2009
A carpenter demonstrates how he uses a jig to measure a door's jamb legs with speed and accuracy.
March 5, 2009
In an ideal world, all the trades involved in building a house would be finished by the time the really delicate, vulnerable woodwork begins. But it doesn’t always work out…
November 6, 2007
As a renovation contractor, I work mostly in old homes that require straightening (where possible). To find out how much a floor sagged from one corner to the other, I…
September 1, 2007
Q: How do I repair stress cracks in drywall above door jambs? The cracks go straight up as well as off at a 45° angle. Wayne Paley, via email, None A:…
July 1, 2007
Starting with a prehung door, you can create an elegant vestibule by adding frame-and-panel jamb extensions
March 1, 2007
With plywood strips and hot-melt glue, you can make a template that guarantees a perfect fit
When I see a fellow carpenter install a prehung door the old-fashioned way with layers of opposing shims, I shake my head. Why hasn’t my new and improved way caught…
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