Installing Kitchen Cabinets Solo
Easily assemble and hang new kitchen cabinets by yourself with a few basic tools and some smart techniques.
The Future of Framing Is Here
Smarter strategies can save money, speed construction, improve energy efficiency, and cut down on job-site waste.
Vent an Island Sink...and Other Tricky Spots
A handy one-way valve installed below in the counter can solve a venting challenge and simplify plumbing design
Hanging Drywall Overhead
Thoughtful layout and the right tools help to bring this task within reach.
Baseboard Done Better
A veteran carpenter shows how to achieve first-class results with timesaving techniques.
New Chalklines for an Age-Old Job
A closer look at the standout versions of this essential layout tool.
Home and Studio Under One Roof
A steel skin, exposed framing, and a central atrium distinguish this industrial-strength version of a classic dog-run house.
The newest corded saws cut more aggressively than their predecessors, and they're easier to adjust and handle.
Casting a Concrete Fireplace Surround
From mixes and molds to finishes and installation details, a master craftsman shows how basic ingredients can yield elegant results.
Reader Feedback: Issue 174, October/November 2005
We've got an anniversary coming Not long ago, I asked Justin Fink, our young assistant editor, when he was born, and he replied, “Issue 6.” It was a visceral reminder…
How to Install a Lockset in a Door
The keys to a successful installation are careful layout and sharp tools.
How Many Engineers Does it Take to Hang a Picture?
Great moments in building history: Always remember Rule No. 1
Too much insulation?
How to Break Up Old Concrete
Division without fractions
Stubborn Pocket Door