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.
A ledger strip with a rabbet along one edge keeps sidewall shingles from falling before they're fastened.
Code-offered alternatives to digging below the frost line.
A cheap, used handsaw is an inexpensive tool for preparing a deck for stain.
A finish screw keeps shims in an organized, easily separated stack.
Use a washer and a pencil to scribe moldings quickly and easily without marring a finished surface.
Use this simple trick to hold doors closed during construction before installing locksets.
When you combine a freestanding tub and a curbless shower, use these strategies to reduce the water load in vulnerable areas.
The electrical code offers two alternatives for wiring these receptacles—here's why.
A homeowners wonders which is smarter: removing or encapsulating the vinyl-asbestos tiles on his basement floor.
This versatile frost-protected shallow foundation is adaptable for different wall systems and climates.
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