Trimwork & Cabinetry

A Master Carpenter's Take on Push Sticks


The absence of an accident does not mean the presence of safety; push sticks are expendable; fingers are not.

Yet Another Video About Sturdy Saw Horses


Four straight 2x6s, a lot of glue, a mortiser, planer, sharp chisels, band saw, forstner bits, a block plane, oscillating spindle sander, and a rubber mallet are all you need

Edgebanding Tip: Reveal the Joint with Rabbets


Edgebanding without sanding: call attention to the joint rather than trying to hide it. Because you won't hide it.

Jobsite Jig for Cutting a Straight edge on a Crowned Board


An accurate setup made from scraps can help you salvage lumber that is too crooked to frame with but could be great for blocking or furring strips

6 Kitchen Cabinet Layout Tips


How to account for a room that is not plumb, level, or square when you have a truckload of expensive (and square) boxes to install.

3 Woodworking Tricks


Marking, cutting, and glue-up tips that you may have forgotten about

Perfect-Width Dadoes: No Math, No Jigs


Use scraps to offset the straight edge allowing you to cut each edge of the dado with opposite edges of a router bit


Modern Trim Means No Casing Around the Door—and Tricky Corner Bead


Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet

Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks


Masking tape and a sharp knife are hard to beat for production precision

Why do My Miters Suck?


Two reasons: you're not paying attention, or you're doing it wrong

The Gruesome Tale of FrankenDoor


Some original bones and mashed up meat make a door whose secret is safe

Crown Molding Q&A: Matching Crown Molding Profiles Up the Rake


When the humps don't match the bumps, you need a second molding profile—or you can eliminate the plumb cut


Draw Perfect Arcs for Big Gates


A couple of sticks are all you need to scribe smooth arcs that cover wide work pieces

Essential Woodworking Jigs

Four jigs are all you need to set up a mobile cabinet shop

A Laser Jig for Quicker Leveling

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Created by a cabinet maker, this simple jig allows you to quickly gauge the relative elevation of multiple points.