DIY Woodworking & 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.

Accuracy is one of the cornerstones of carpentry, and this how-to will teach...

Secure heavy artwork and decor to a wall with a sturdy French cleat. Learn how...

We'll show you how to build a wall frame on the floor, then position it into...

As a homeowner, you'll likely run into a project requiring a circular saw....

Get a straight and smooth cut every time with our tips for using a hand saw.

Prepping for a big DIY project? We'll help you choose the right plywood or...

Scarf joints help conceal the seam in your molding. Learn how to make one...

When working with wood, you'll need to know how to make angled and curved cuts...

Find tips and information on studs, plates, doors, windows, and more.

In rooms with hard flooring surfaces, team base shoe molding with baseboards t...

Welcome to carpentry 101. We'll show you how to use a framing square, find...

You put a lot of effort into building a wood project--now learn how to finish...

Learn how to master the tools in your toolbox to create beautiful, practical...

Use these techniques to solve the need for angled pieces of trimwork by...

This common tool looks intimidating, but our step-by-step tutorial reduces the...

A wet saw uses water and a sharp blade to precisely cut tile to size. Learn ho...

You don't need any fancy tools to smooth wood. Learn our best practices for...

Learn how to make cuts using a hacksaw with our thorough tool guide. We'll sho...

Make quick work of ripping and cross-cutting boards with a table saw. We'll...

Get an extra-smooth finish on your next carpentry project with this easy-to-us...

Different woodworking projects require different types of clamps. We'll...

For a versatile, easy-to-use sanding tool, look to a palm sander. This simple...

Small yet mighty, a coping saw is the perfect tool for shaping molding or...

Crosscuts and miters are common woodworking cuts. Here's how to perfect them...

When you have a lot of wood to sand or your lumber is rough, look to a belt...

Known for their maneuverability and precision, jigsaws make it possible to cut...

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