Armed with two routers and three bits, an experienced carpenter shares five problem-solving tips for trim, cabinets, doors, and stairs.
Looking to save money? Have custom lengths of aluminum gutters rolled out on site, and get out the ladders.
This hidden mechanism retracts when the door is open and eliminates the need for a bulky threshold.
Solar panels aside, you can’t see the upgrades that make this downtown remodel so energy efficient.
Because the binders, pigments, and additives that make long-lasting, durable finishes don’t come cheap
Handheld laser measuring tools are more affordable than ever, but are they accurate enough to replace a tape measure?
Ipé decking covers beefed-up stringers and a newel-post assembly that won’t rack.
Click before you dip. For a quality paint job, the first thing you need to do is consult our collection of tips and advice from the pros.
Learn the Ins and Outs of running baseboard in this video series.
Gary Striegler shares the skills—and the tools—that make better site-built cabinetry, casing, brackets, and flooring
HERS Index allows more latitude for recognizing reductions in energy consumption
Study results: Structural insulated panels win out over conventional framing
Fuego 6 1⁄2-in. Compact Circular Saw
Solar water-heating system
The Spin Screed system offers ease and convenience for a tedious job.
A Not So Big anniversary It has been 10 years since The Taunton Press first published architect Sarah Susanka’s book The Not So Big House, the company’s best-selling book of…
Few design details can match the impact of well-crafted casing, crown, or wainscot
High-speed steel, black oxide, titanium, or cobalt
The secret to making accurate cuts while preventing kickback is letting the saw do half the work
Whether you achieve your curve with a saw or by lamination, a homemade template and jig ensure a tight fit.
Great moments in building history: The installation of a new wheel for a church's bell tower gets somewhat complicated
A few years ago, I had the pleasure of working with a team that built an award-winning private golf clubhouse and spa in Scottsdale, Ariz. A seasoned crew of old…
Custom sliding, swinging, and overhead doors reinforce a house's architectural style and invite the outdoors in
Laser measures do the math for you. Can your tape measure do that?
Know where to put your hands and use this heavy saw's weight to your advantage
Use a jigsaw and a router to cut the shape and laminate the thinner strips for a decorative accent
A tip for when the point is to have a sharp pencil on hand
A simple square of tape saves time and aggravation
A single-edge razor tucked into the roll keeps you from tearing your hair out
Locate studs easily with a simple magnet and chain device
Finish carpenter Tucker Windover demonstrates how to achieve a perfect inside corner when running baseboard.
Once you've coped the inside corner to make a perfect joint, it's time to fit, measure, and place the outside corner.
The trim won't hold up if there's nothing behind it. Tucker Windover shares his method for finding studs.
A pro explains how he ensures trim will run square to the floor with joints that are clean and tight before the work even begins
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