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Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

Make Accurate Inside-Corner Measurements on Mitered Cuts

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If you need to measure a mitered piece of trim from the short point, you could try to hook the end of your tape to a very difficult purchase point and hope to get an accurate measurement, but there's a better way.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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Steps in the Right Direction:  Use SketchUps Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

Steps in the Right Direction: Use SketchUp's Tools for Stairbuilding Plans

The staircase model created in the Stairmathter blog post gets filled in with more details and components to calculate meaningful dimensions for code compliance and finish features

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Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

Calling All Tool Experts: Can you name this tool?

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Identify this tool and tell us how to use it for a chance to be published in the magazine.

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BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

BUILDING SKILLS: How to Scribe Beadboard Wainscot Around Window Trim

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Fitting complex joints in trim and paneling can be easier than it looks if you have a few simple tools.

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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: 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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Teach an Old low end Table saw, New life in high end use.

Teach an Old low end Table saw, New life in high end use.

For those that have the old Table lower end Table Saw, make it work for you again. I got this Hand-me-down ruff construction Table Saw from my father-in-law, he had just spent almost $2000 on a new...

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Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry

Border French Necaise Woodworking & Carpentry was founded upon the dreams and experience of do it yourself home Craftmans, creating, designing. building their own kitchen and bathroom...

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The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

The no-swear approach to cutting crown molding

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I once had a “Do-It-Yourself” type of customer who was remodeling his kitchen and had refinished the floors, installed face-frame cabinets, and set a laminate countertop. But when it came...

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Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

Ipe` and Fypon with view by God

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This was my first time using Ipe~ decking or Fypon railing. I made a trip to the Fypon Factory first to assure myself that it was indeed all that it was purported to be and came away impressed with...

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Mantel-making

Mantel-making

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Here are a few shots of a mantel that I made. Some moldings are custom, some are stock millwork at the local home center. Unfortunately, I didn't snap any photos once I added the top shelf and...

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Stud finder on a Chain

Stud finder on a Chain

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Rare-earth magnet is a better stud finder

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