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The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.

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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.

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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


Amazing DIY Treehouse Ideas and Building Tips

Advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops. Learn how to build a treehouse from...

8 Carpentry Tips and Advice From Actual Professionals

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years sawing through 2x4's and pounding nails to pass along some of the...


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14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.


The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of...


Save Big By Hiring Contractors Off-Season

Choosing the right time to hire home contractors can save you money and get better quality work. Here's the best...

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.


Building a Deck: What’s Involved

A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


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Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Cabinet building advice from the Family Handyman pros

Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.


How to Install Stair Spindles

It looks complicated to replace banister spindles...it's not.


How to Fill Holes in Woodwork Around Your Home

Colored putty and marking pens hide woodwork flaws quickly and easily. Here we'll show you how to fill nail holes...


How to Build Window Cornices

Custom-build your own window cornices for one-fourth the price of store-bought


Plumb Bobs and Levels: An Essential Guide

Build straight and true with less effort


Simple Hacks to Maximize Your Sawhorses

How to get the most from folding metal horses—and other breeds

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How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

What is epoxy? Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength,...


4 Types of Wood Joints Every Woodworker Should Know

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.


How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage

Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.