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Build & install beautiful door and window trim

Your shop tells the world you're a woodworker. Use it to make the rest of your home say the same thing.



Well-built outdoor projects start with accurate layout of post locations. A few 1x2s, a length of mason's string, and simple arithmetic will get you to that goal.



You've just completed a project that goes on a wall. The next step is to hang it up. Can you just drive a nail into the wall and be done with it? Maybe, or maybe not. Another method may suit the task better. Here are some of your choices, and how to decide which one to use.



Learn how Chuck Hedlund, WOOD's master craftsman, saved an old workbench by flattening its top.



Safely "shape" wide concave cuts using your tablesaw and these techniques.



Although not a common tool in most woodshops, these devices saw, sand, scrape, and more. Read our reviews of 10 models to see if you one would work for you.



Learn a new way to make beautiful raised panel doors. We'll show you the best tips, techniques, and tools to make doors quickly and easily without expensive panel-raising bits.



No other room in your home will benefit more from a woodworker's touch. Whether you want to upgrade the cabinets, install new countertops, add more lighting, or just spruce things up with new window trim, floor covering, or a tiled backsplash, we've got you covered. And we'll help you adapt these improvements to your spaces. Note: This file is a PDF.



Here's a simple technique for fashioning an cushioned, upholstered seat for a dining or side chair.



Removing and installing moldings-a job builders call "finish carpentry"-isn't especially difficult, but there are a few tricks to the trade.



 
 
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