May 9, 2018
A carpenter shows tricks of the trade to keep hand-driven nails from bending and wood from splitting.
Building Skills: Tips for better driving and for a finished look.
February 27, 2018
Following a systematic sequence will ensure that your wall framing comes together without any mistakes.
Building Skills: From load path to jack studs, keep these four considerations in mind.
November 9, 2017
The job isn’t hard, but it’s not exactly straightforward, either.
Building Skills: It’s not hard, but there may be more nails than you expect.
October 3, 2017
Put away your chisels and screw together a jig from scrap wood to rout the cleanest mortises ever.
September 12, 2017
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.
July 14, 2017
Senior editor Andy Engel shows how to interlace shingles around a corner to create a classic New England look.
July 10, 2017
Woven corners are more complicated — and give a more elegant look, in my opinion.
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