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Drilling and Shaping Tools
Advice on choosing the right drilling and shaping tools for general carpentry and woodworking. Find information on VSR drills, routers, hole saws, spade bits, screwdriver bits, and more. From DIY Advice.
Types and Grades of Plywood, Particleboard, Fiberboard
Advice on choosing the right plywood or other sheet stock for general woodworking and carpentry . Find information on CDX, AB, oak veneer, and birch veneer plywood, particle board, OSB (oriented strand board), MDF, MDO, and more. From DIY Advice.
Advice on choosing the right lumber for general woodworking and carpentry . Find information on selecting lumber, checking for straightness, finding defects, lumber grades and quality, and more. From DIY Advice.
Molding Picture Gallery
Advice on choosing the right molding gallery for general woodworking and carpentry . Find information on crown moldings, cove moldings, back bands, bevel casings, corner moldings, and more. From DIY Advice.
Drywall Types and Sizes
Advice on choosing the right drywall for general woodworking and carpentry . Find information on drywall thickness, moisture resistant drywall, transporting drywall, and more. From DIY Advice.
Square, Level and Plumb
Carpentry projects must be square ..... by a device, such as a carpenter 's level; level is not ..... tongue and blade. Use a carpenter 's level that is 4 feet ..... directions, and you can use a carpenter 's level on both sides
Clear Finish or Paint?
Installation of clear-finished moldings also requires a greater investment of time to achieve tight-fitting joints. Some carpenters estimate that it takes two or three times longer to install clear-finished millwork because there is no quick way to fill
Laying Out a Resilient Tile Floor
layout line. Repeat the procedure for the other axis. Because carpentry is an inexact science, almost no room is perfectly square ..... not counting preparation Tools Tape measure, chalk line, carpenter 's pencil Skills Measuring, marking Prep Remove furniture
Installing Roll Roofing
Tools Hammer or power nailer, tape measure, flat pry bar, carpenter 's square, tin snips, utility knife, chalkline, broom ..... least difficult of roofing materials to install: Only basic carpentry skills are needed. Prep Prepare the roof by tearing off the
DIY Toolbox Guide
recipe box DIY Toolbox Guide Carpenter Amy Wynn Pastor, of the TLC television show Trading Spaces and author of "Yes, You Can!," gives her advice on the tools every