In this episode of Shop Class, learn how to measure, cut, and build window casing made of cellular PVC, solid wood, poly-ash boards, or any common molding material. Plus, get tips for a clean and solid installation.
Use these time-tested design principles and basic carpentry techniques to create beautiful layered crown and cornice trim details that will dress up any room in your house.
Make a simple jig from scrap wood to make safe easy cuts at angles greater than 45 degrees with your compound miter saw or chop saw.
Learn what details and conditions to look for in an existing home to see if an insert replacement window makes more sense than removing and replacing the entire original window.
The combination waste and vent system is a simpler alternative to island fixture vents and air-admittance valves, and a recent code change may make it more popular.
Patrick talks to Mike Guertin and Addison Oliveira about the business of home building.
Tips to take your wall from paper to paint with minimal damage.
Straightforward construction, common materials, and low embodied carbon are just some of the benefits of this superinsulated assembly.
With the complicated arrays of wires, ducts, and plumbing pipes they conceal, laundry room walls are common places for building code violations.
Hockey shin guards can protect your knees during tile-setting, baseboard installation, and more low-down work.
A laminate-flooring bar fits under replacement shingles in places where a hammer won't reach.
Use this trick to avoid accidentally cutting cable when installing drywall.
A bucket and spray foam is all it takes to air-seal ceiling electrical boxes and can lights.
A tape measure holds nails in hard-to-reach areas until it can be started with a hammer.
This jig is perfect for holding window sashes when painting, planing, or other works needs to be done.
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