Issue 303 – November
Maximize Space with Thoughtful Built-Ins
A bed, a desk, a closet, and a laundry hamper transform an attic into a cozy, do-it-all space.
10 Essentials for Quality Trim Carpentry
Use these tips to increase efficiency, minimize mistakes, reduce headaches, and boost the quality of your interior finish work.
The Fine Homebuilding Interview: Gary Katz
A master carpenter and pioneering educator teaches us that the best way to learn is to never stop being a student.
Custom, Shop-Built Radiator Covers
A furniture maker pairs traditional looks with modern assembly details to make a beautiful, safe, and functional surround for a cast iron hydronic radiator.
Drawer Slides for Every Budget
Undermount, soft-close slides are a cabinetmaker's dream, but lower-cost options can be reliable when installed with care.
One-Stop Woodshop for a Cohesive Look and Feel
Sometimes it makes sense to have one company handle all the woodwork for a project, from fabrication to installation
Scribing a Skirtboard to an Existing Stair
A how-to for when you have to put in a skirtboard the hard way.
Can't-Fail Stud Finder
Make your own magnetic stud finder to find framing members while protecting the wall finish.
Taper Flat Stock
Use a temporary wedge of scrap and a planer to carefully mill material for a wide, sloping surface.
Try the Metric System for Faster Measurements
Whole numbers can be easier to manage than fractions, especially when math is involved.
Protect Your Wood Floors From Scratches
Prevent damage by taping a flooring scrap to any hose fittings that might scrape across the finished floor.
Tips & Techniques
What the Code Says About Interior Trim and Cabinetry
Though there are not many codes for trim carpenters to follow, some things require planning and attention in order to pass inspection.
Know the Code
Hardworking Brad Nailer
The new Metabo HPT 18-ga. cordless nailer is smaller and lighter than the previous model, with all the must-have features.
Modern Take on an Ancient Tool
With a self-retracting stringline, Tajima’s new-age plumb bob is a compact, reliable door-hanger's tool that will never run out of batteries.
Create Precise, Fast Joinery With a Box Joint Cutter
Freud's 8-in. Box Joint Cutter sets up faster than a dado-blade set and cuts precise groves and box joints in two sizes.
Tools & Gear
Camouflaged Elements Maximize Home Space
A concealed kitchen appears from behind the common room's cabinets and countertops to outfit this fully functioning golf-course cottage.
Contemporary Interpretation of a Nautical Theme
Unique built-ins and playful trim details carry out a contemporary interpretation of a nautical theme.
HOUSES by Design
What Is "Good Enough" Trim Carpentry?
A veteran carpenter considers how to measure the quality of finish-carpentry work without a building inspector to pass judgement.
Garland Wood, Master Carpenter
This master carpenter keeps 18th-century techniques and processes alive in the construction of colonial-era buildings.
Keep Craft Alive
Old-World Oil Finish for Interior Woodwork
Protect floors, countertops, and other wood surfaces in your home while giving them a rich, natural look with Sutherland Welles Polymerized Tung Oil finish.
Bendable Trim for Curved Walls and Doorways
Carter Millwork provides thousands of profiles to choose from through its line of flexible trim molding.
Not Just Glue—Three Unique Adhesives
From a faster cure to a better dispenser, products from Titebond, Loctite, and Gorilla provide innovative alternatives to your average wood glue.