Trimwork & Cabinetry

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.

How To Scribe Wood To Stone

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

 

Start to Finish Stair Trim-Out Project

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

The Woodworker: 1940 Vocational Guidance Film

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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

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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

 

How to Make Millwork—Minus The Molder

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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