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Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts
Dialing in Accurate Miter-Saw Cuts Sun, May 24, 2020 We came across this tip by T.D. Culver, Cleveland Heights, OH in Fine Homebuilding Lining up the blade of a miter saw with the cut mark on a piece of molding can be difficult to do perfectly. Rather than sneaking up on the mark, try this trick. ... Read More

Drywall Anchors
Drywall Anchors Thu, Apr 09, 2020 Choose drywall screws rather than nails—nails are far more likely to work loose and cause ugly craters or “pops.” The screw length depends on the drywall thickness: 1-5/8-in. screws are for 5/8-in. drywall; 1-1/4-in. screws are for anything thinner. ... Read More

Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together
Duct Tape Keeps Miters Together Fri, Apr 03, 2020 Here is a tip we came across from Fine Homebuilding. It is a great and easy way to keep miters together if your corners don't align. Read More

How to Use a Miter Saw
How to Use a Miter Saw Fri, Mar 27, 2020 Miter saws are designed to make angled cuts for molding, trim work, rafters, and other general carpentry applications. The saws also make straight crosscuts and, when equipped with the right blade, the versatility of a miter saw is an important part ... Read More

How to Cut Extreme Angles on Your Miter Saw
How to Cut Extreme Angles on Your Miter Saw Fri, Mar 20, 2020 The process becomes fairly simple if you make a simple jig from scrap wood to make safe easy cuts at angles greater than 45 degrees with your compound miter saw or chop saw. In fact, that is part of the manufacturing process for the construction of a... Read More

24 Acronyms and Abbreviations DIYers Need to Know
24 Acronyms and Abbreviations DIYers Need to Know Sun, Jan 26, 2020 Do you know what these common acronyms and abbreviations mean? If not, study up before your next home improvement project! Read More

The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know
The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know Wed, Jan 15, 2020 Save those wide rubber bands that are wrapped around broccoli and other veggies and stretch them over your electric or cordless drill. Use them for onboard storage of smaller drill and driver bits and screws. We snapped up this tip from Family Handym... Read More

Best Practices for Trim and Molding Removal
Best Practices for Trim and Molding Removal Fri, Jan 10, 2020 There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to a minimum. Read More

How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates
How to Cut Crown Molding Using Easy Templates Tue, Nov 26, 2019 Cutting crown molding can be frustrating and confusing. Inside and outside corners are cut with different settings. Usually, the right side of the cut is the left side of the corner. Sometimes you need to flip the crown upside down to cut. Using temp... Read More

13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor
13 Signs You’re About to Hire a Bad Contractor Mon, Oct 21, 2019 We've all been there. In many cases, like our own, we became do-it-yourselfers after being dissatisfied with a job that was done. While there are many great contractors, some do leave a bit to be desired. Glowing reviews on a home service websi... Read More

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