Trimwork & Cabinetry
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
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.
Use scraps to offset the straight edge allowing you to cut each edge of the dado with opposite edges of a router bit
Rather than cover the joint between drywall and door frame, celebrate the gap with an architectural reglet
Two reasons: you're not paying attention, or you're doing it wrong
Some original bones and mashed up meat make a door whose secret is safe
When the humps don't match the bumps, you need a second molding profile—or you can eliminate the plumb cut
Q: How many holes will Matt cut before finding the leak?
A: As many as it takes!
A couple of sticks are all you need to scribe smooth arcs that cover wide work pieces
Created by a cabinet maker, this simple jig allows you to quickly gauge the relative elevation of multiple points.
Condense all of the critical measurements of a room onto the sides of one stick
Split a detail with the first cut and then inch up to the second cut. Slowly.
A quick and dirty crown molding tip