Trim techniques for the DIY’er—from planning and prepping to scarfing and coping.
This classic mantel features an arched frieze and can be built using basic carpentry skills.
Trimming out a room is now one of the hottest projects for the do-it-yourself market. Thanks to TV shows, magazines and various websites, homeowners are realizing that installing trim themselves is a very do-able project that can dramatically add to a room’s finished look, accenting an otherwise lackluster ceiling, wall or window. In addition to traditional crown molding […]
If you’re looking to dress up an ordinary room, think about installing crown molding (also spelled moulding). Very few additions make a visual impact like crown molding, which gives a subtle yet elegant design element to any space. And with the proper tools and set up, installation can be easy. While wood is a common choice for crown […]
Conquering Crown Molding: Measure and Cut with Pro Precision
Hand planes are the epitome of fine woodworking. Extreme woodworkers use them, and serious collectors collect them. I’m both. I began with some of my father’s old planes and these days look for old and/or unusual planes. But, they have to be in working order because I also like to use them. Planes come in a wide variety of […]
Compost is supposed to rot … houses are not. Unfortunately, wood rots. Unless kept dry and in the right environment, wood, being a natural material, eventually decays.
Jigsaws are great tools for both basic home repairs and more advanced woodcraft projects.
Mortise and tenon joints are some of the oldest woodworking joints.
Dovetail joints are extremely strong and attractive joints, and are traditionally used on boxes, chests, quality furniture and cabinet drawers.