March 1, 1989
I needed a special molding to complete a baseboard detail, but my router table was several hundred miles away on another job. Fortunately, the situation forced me to come up…
November 1, 1988
An Arts and Crafts stair becomes the focal point of a house searching for a style.
I recently had to install a piece of a 1x4 baseboard on a landing between two flights of stairs. Although both skirtboards were already installed, I wanted to use my…
September 1, 1988
If you keep it simple, you don't need much more than a table saw and a drill to build one.
July 1, 1988
The drawing illustrates the method that I use to apply trim pieces, such as chair railings, to a concrete, brick or block wall. I do it this way because it…
March 1, 1988
Whenever I do finish carpentry on site, I use a small, portable tablesaw for everything from trim to cabinet work. Unfortunately, the diminutive table limits the width of the work…
November 1, 1987
A cherry spiral built with divine inspiration, a little steam and a lot of clamps.
Preparations and priming make or break the job.
May 1, 1987
Laying the handrail on the stairs is the first step.
I recently installed a lot of cabinets with the help of some simple plywood boxes. As shown in the drawing, I made the boxes out of scrap pieces of 3/4-in. plywood.…
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