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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.


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.

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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


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What to Know About Wall Studs

Wall studs are vertical pieces of wood or metal that help form the framework of a stud wall. New to...

How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


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14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


Install a New Stair Handrail

So strong it's kid-proof! We'll show you how to do it.

How to Install a Bow Window

How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...


Framing Basement Walls

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


How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls

Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall


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.


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.

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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 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


How to Instantly Remove Spray Foam Mistakes

Get rid of spray foam overspray with this cheap and simple trick.


Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

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


No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.


Third-Hand Crown Molding Hanger

Mounting long pieces of molding by yourself is a lot easier with this molding hanger.


Trim Edge-banding with a Chisel

Check out this awesome edge-banding veneer trick.

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How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.


Reader Project: Showcase Wall

Check out reader Mike Farron’s rendition of The Family Handyman’s Showcase Wall, originally published in the December/January 2015 issue. Photos:


Top Trim Carpentry Tools

A veteran trimmer reveals his secret weapons


Building Rock-Solid Exterior Walls

Hidden braces keep your house plumb and level