Details // Framing

Advanced Framing for Framers

A collection of details that make sense for most framers to incorporate into their SOP—based on feedback from framers who do it a lot.

YouTube Video // Trimwork, Cabinetry

Cut Clean Miter Joints on Dentil and Other Ornate Moldings

Split a detail with the first cut and then inch up to the second cut. Slowly.  

YouTube Video // Woodworking

Four Forgotten Woodworking Joints

First-time attempts at joints this woodworker has never seen before  

Video // Decks, Porches

A Deck Screw Jig for Straight Lines

Consistent deck screw placement and spacing between deck boards comes from a system of jigs and spacers

Video // Tools

Design and Model a Professional Carpenter's Footstool

Sometimes a bench is better than a bucket

Article // Tools

Pneumatic Vs Cordless Nailers: What’s the Best Choice?

Cordless nailers are twice as heavy, twice as expensive, and twice as slow as pneumatics. They can also save you 30 minutes per day.

Video // Decks, Porches

Notch Like A Boss: Secrets for Cutting Decking Around Deck Posts

Dope details don't just happen; they are planned and executed

Video // Framing, Decks, Porches

How To Cut A Deck Board

Six tips for clean and accurate cuts

Video Treats // Woodworking

'Floating' Waterfall Coffee Table

All you need to build this table is biscuits, bowties, Festools, and straight edges...  

Details // Roofing, WRB, Flashing

Flashing a Wood-Framed Chimney w/a Copper Cricket Cap

Flashing a wood-framed chimney is like flashing a dormer, except there’s no roof behind it. Without protection, water can leak into the joint and rot your walls to direct uphill water away

YouTube Video // Tools

The Projectile Potential of Kickback From a Tablesaw

The tablesaw is probably the most dangerous tool in your shop because the blade spins toward you