Carpentry

New above ground deck and patio of family home

How to Build Wooden Deck Stairs

Watch this video for tips and useful information on how to build steps and stairs for your deck from pressure treated wood.

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How to Replace a Wrought Iron Porch Column

Nope, you don’t have to keep that worn-out wrought-iron column! Here’s how to replace it with a low-maintenance fiberglass one.

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Homemade crosscut guide jig with circular saw

How to Make a Crosscut Guide for a Circular Saw

Want to make perfectly square crosscuts? Use this guide — works every time!

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How to Remove Molding for Reuse

When renovating a room, the first step is to remove existing molding. If you are careful, you can take it off — without damage — for reuse later. Watch the technique!

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Do It! How to Cut an Out-of-Square Miter Joint

A 45° miter joint is the perfect way to join two pieces of molding in a 90° corner. Unfortunately not all corners are exactly 90-degrees, so the miter joint has to be adapted to fit tightly. Watch this video to find out how.

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How Lumber Is Cut and Graded

Unless you learn to speak the language, a trip to the lumberyard can seem like visiting a foreign country. Here’s a crash course on lumber lingo.

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How to Remove Headless Nails

Watch this video to find out how to remove headless nails easily without damaging the wood using locking pliers and a hammer or pry bar.

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Using a clothes iron to attach edge banding veneer to a plywood edge

How to Cover Plywood Edges with Wood Veneer

Want to cover unsightly plywood edges? Here’s a quicker way to do it!

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