Carpentry

You can become your own carpenter with our woodworking ideas and carpentry skills. Browse through our tips and advice on tools and learn carpentry basics for all your home improvement projects.

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Will Lumber Prices Increase in 2022?
Lumber prices were sky-high in 2021, and this challenging economic reality might not improve much as the new year kicks off.
Lumber Prices Are Falling—Here's How You Can Save Money On Your Next DIY Project
Lumber prices have dropped—so if you have home projects to do, now is the time. Here is what experts have to say about how to take advantage of the low prices, and watch to watch out for.
Lumber Is Really Expensive Right Now—Here Are 5 Ways To Save on Your DIY Project
If you have DIY projects planned this summer, you might have to rethink them or get creative to cut costs.
How to Build a Custom Mailbox
Update your mailbox, plus increase its function, with this custom building project.
How to Accurately Measure and Mark Lumber
Accuracy is one of the cornerstones of carpentry, and this how-to will teach you how to precisely measure and mark for all of your projects.
How to Reinforce Joints in Carpentry Projects
Whether you're building a shelf, door frame, or some other craft, learning how to strengthen joints is a crucial tool of the trade. We'll show you a few basic methods so you can always choose the right reinforcement.
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How to Build an Adjustable Bookcase
If you've ever bought a book that was too tall for your bookcase, then this project is for you. Our detailed tutorial teaches you how to build a bookcase with two adjustable shelves.
How to Build Utility Shelves
Amp up storage in a garage, large closet, or basement with utility shelves. This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for building a storage-savvy unit.
How to Use a Drill

A portable drill-driver (drill and screwdriver) will likely become your most used tool. Learn how to use a drill, pick the right bit, and make your next home improvement project successful.