Trimwork & Cabinetry

Cutting Just a Smidge from Construction Stock: Deflect the Saw Blade

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Sometimes a blade thickness is waaay more than you need to cut off. If you need to take 1/32 off the end of a board, here's how to do it quickly.

Murphy Bed Build (9): Final Installation and Adjustments

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Adjust the boxes to the hardware, and then to each other. Rotating the panel gives a little extra wiggle room

Murphy Bed Build (8): Building the Bed Cabinet

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Assembling a big box with a big back that anchors the bed cabinet to the wall

Build A Murphy Bed (7): Hinge Installation

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A little extra space helps, and can be tightened with a washer if needed

Murphy Bed Build (6): Bed Frame Assembly

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Install the front-facing panel and movable legs to the mattress box 

A Wall Bed That Even Murphy Can Make

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Main sections of the process are broken into 3-5 minute videos and nifty tips are broken out into 30-second - 1-minute video clips below.

Setting Up an Efficient Miter Saw Station

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An inexpensive tool, a mid-priced one, and a high-dollar cordless saw combine into a nice little system for clean and accurate mitering

A Master Carpenter's Take on Push Sticks

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Perfect-Width Dadoes: No Math, No Jigs

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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

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

Cutting Crown Molding on the Flat

Video about how to cut crown molding flat

Forget about upside-down and backwards, just lay it on the table and cut it