Trimwork & Cabinetry

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

Gang-Cutting Perfect Blocks

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

Why do My Miters Suck?

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

The Gruesome Tale of FrankenDoor

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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

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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

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

Essential Woodworking Jigs

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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.