Trimwork & Cabinetry

Router Jig for Clean Dados

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Spice up plywood cabinets with solid wood inlays. Spice up solid wood inlays with cleanly cur dado slots

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