Trimwork & Cabinetry

Why do My Miters Suck?



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


A miter joint is any joint between two boards—or other building material—that form an angle, where each piece is cut to an equal angle, which is half the angle of the joint. Typically, this refers to two 45-degree miter cuts forming a 90-degree angle.

Unless we're talking about remodeling...


The Gruesome Tale of FrankenDoor


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


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


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

Essential Woodworking Jigs

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


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