This how to build section is a collection of do-it-yourself
tutorials that provide the basic carpentry information for building your
own deck; building stairs; framing a house; installing baseboard trim;
installing crown molding; engineered hardwood flooring installation, and
As you build more projects, you will get valuable hands-on carpentry
experience. As you get more experience, you will
discover techniques of your own and gain the confidence needed to design
and build your own woodworking projects.
How To Build It...
Building a Split Rail Fence
Building a split rail fence is one of the easiest fences I have ever
built. If you dig your post holes exactly 10 feet apart, you won't
have to cut a single rail or post...
How to Build a Deck
This 7-part tutorial uses a 10x10
deck example to provide a detailed explanation of all of the phases of
deck building (design, framing, footings, decking, stairs, railing, and
stair railing). ...
This tutorial covers some common elements of framing carpentry,
like building a roof, building walls, framing windows and doors,
calculating the sizes and lengths of floor joists, ceiling joists,
and common rafters.
Installing Crown Molding
provides the information that you will need to install basic crown
molding. It also covers techniques for cutting crown molding on a
miter saw, and how to cope joints.
How to Lay Ceramic Tile Flooring
Learn tips on
and general ceramic tile laying
techniques. Learn how to estimate tile so that you will have
enough, but not too much left over. Learn how to lay out tile
properly so that you have even run out on all sides of your
room(s). Learn how to cut tile with a wet saw.
to Construct an Archway
This tutorial discusses two
methods of creating an arch shape; using a formula to calculate the
"focus" points, and perhaps the easier method, cutting a thin strip
of wood to bend into the shape of the desired arch.
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