Trimwork & Cabinetry

Essential woodworking Jigs

00:00 Ron Paulk: Hi, I'm Ron Paulk. Okay, the Smart Wood Shop. The jigs, the poor man's CNC for making the entire Smart Woods Shop, are complete. And I'm gonna give you a look at them right now. Alright. As you know, I'm making all of my own drawers, I'm making the cubbies, and I'm also making some detailing on the drawers. There's gonna be a lot of repetition. And a lot of folks out there this day and age like CNC because they put it in the computer and then the machine starts cutting. Well, I have worked with jigs.

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.

How To Scribe Wood To Stone


An organic post base connection that sheds water and looks like a million bucks


Start to Finish Stair Trim-Out Project


From sizing up the job to setting the newel posts on a stain-grade set of winders

The Woodworker: 1940 Vocational Guidance Film


A film on the many aspects of woodworking that go into building things with wood—including a pre-robot look at technology displacing workers


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


How to Make Millwork—Minus The Molder


Many remodels require matching an existing trim profile for new doors or windows.  When an old profile isn't available, you can make new pieces with a little bit of 'millwork magic'—and a giant pencil

Sweet Tip for Removing Buried Baseboard


Additional layers of flooring can bury baseboards making them look squat (bad) and difficult to remove (worse).

Shop-Made Kitchen Cabinet Boxes

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Kitchen cabinet carcasses are just four-sided cubes made with plywood and simple joinery. Repetition is the name of this game.

Scalable Tuscan Order Dimensions With A SketchUp 'Calculator'


Put away the abacus, Hoss—here's a Visual Construction Calculator for your proportional processing ponderances


A 'Good-Enough' Way to Build Drawer Boxes


One way to build drawer boxes fast, efficient, and repeatable


Roll-Out Cabinet for Corner Storage


Heavy-duty drawer hardware and a simple cabinet turns a blind corner into roll-out storage


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

3 Rules For Designing Crown Molding

Tuscan order entablature

Look at walls like they're Classical columns to find the right proportions and shapes