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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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Recent Projects

Recent Projects

These are pictures of some of the most recent projects that we have done. We specialize in architectual woodworking and finish carpentry.

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Sencos New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

Senco's New Hoseless Trim Nailer is a Game Changer

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With no gas cartridge to change, and no mechanical flywheel to wait for, this fast and portable trim gun is well worth its premium price.

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Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

Folding Trick Makes Sandpaper Last Longer

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Learn an old carpenter's trick for getting a sheet of sandpaper to last. All it takes is two folds and a quick slice with a knife.

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Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

Gazebo, beachside and hurricane proof

This is a six sided gazebo I singlehandedly designed and built learning as I'd go. The 18 foot pilings are 12 feet above ground and 6 feet below. Since it's beachfront all hardware is stainless. The...

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DOOR ROUTING JIG

DOOR ROUTING JIG

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HERE IS MY DESIGN OF A DOOR ROUTING JIG WICH I HAVE USED FOR MANY YEARS . THE JIG HAS MANY ADVANTAGES OVER COMMON DOOR JIGS! DOOR AND JAMB ARE ROUTED AT THE SAME TIME IN ONE OPERATION ! SET UP IS...

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Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

Victorian (Queen Ann) Style Curved Porch {Mangaris}

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Hi. My name is Cliff Audet and I wanted to enter this porch that my crew and I built for my own house. The old porch was rotten beyond repair, so when we replaced it using the same details, we added...

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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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Mahogany deck

Mahogany deck

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Sunroom additiion w/ mohogany deck. Hopkinton, Ma.

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Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

Bookcase for a Not So Big Office

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For a very small office, I installed a horizontal bookcase at the top of the wall to provide more usable space.

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Restorer to the rescue

Restorer to the rescue

Cabinetmaker's renovation brings a kitchen back better than it ever was.

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Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

Premium-priced finish nailer makes the grade

The FN1664 is definitely at the high end of the 16-ga. price scale

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Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

Clam Clamp for Perfect Miters

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It doesn't taste as good as shellfish but it makes better miters

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Built in hutch

Built in hutch

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This was a built in project I did for a client, my design to her specs.  The "hutch" replaces a fairly useless closet. She wanted bookcases on top and open storage underneith.  The 3...

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Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

Dewalt Hammer Drill Disassembled

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We completely dissect a hammer drill to discover what makes a hammer drill …well, hammer

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Super Glue on Steroids

Super Glue on Steroids

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Ever since I tried my first sample, of 2p-10 adhesive I’ve been hooked, or stuck rather

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Cherry trim job

Cherry trim job

Custom Cherry Trim

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A Winning Wood Floor

A Winning Wood Floor

A behind the scenes look at what photographer Randy O'Rourke went through to get the perfect shot of Charles Peterson and his award-winning wood floor. Talk about "above" and beyond!

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Classic Coffered Ceiling

Classic Coffered Ceiling

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This is a simple coffered ceiling that added a fair amount of detail to this dining room. 

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SawGear: Automatic Length Measuring for Your Miter Saw

SawGear: Automatic Length Measuring for Your Miter Saw

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The SawGear is an aftermarket addition to your chop saw that allows you to make precisely measured cuts with a keypad instead of a tape measure.

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