Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Drawer Stops

If you've ever hastily opened a drawer only to have it fall out tossing its contents to your feet, you know how frustrating it can be to not have drawer stops. This tip should save you some from that frustration.
Wall removed and replaced with beam.

Taking Down Walls

Taking down a wall is common in major remodeling projects. Read on for tips on what to keep in mind when considering whether to take down a wall in your house.

How to Create a Half-Lap Joint

In situations where two pieces of wood need to be tightly connected at right angles (for example constructing a wooden gate) a half-lap joint is ideal. Here are a few tips to make an easy half-lap joint.
Tip for Dividing a Board Into Equal Parts

Tip for Dividing a Board Into Equal Parts

Watch this video to see how to use a measuring tape or ruler and some simple math to divide a board or piece of plywood into equal parts.
Danny Lipford and Joe Truini installing paneling on wall.

How to Hide Seams When Installing Paneling

Watch this video for a tip on how to keep drywall from showing through the seams between sheets of paneling when installing paneling in a room.
Homemade marking jig for baseboard and other moldings.

DIY Jig to Mark Baseboard Moldings for Cutting

A simple way to mark baseboards and other moldings for cutting is by making a homemade jig called a preacher from a scrap board. Watch this video to find out how.
Joe Truini making a cut on a motorized miter saw.

How to Make Wider Cuts on a Motorized Miter Saw

Watch this video to find out how to make wider crosscuts on a motorized miter saw by adding 2x6 blocks to the saw table.
Cutting molding clamped to scrap board with handsaw.

Tip for Cutting Molding Cleanly with a Handsaw

Watch this video to find out how to cut wood molding cleanly without splintering using a handsaw.
Drilling a hole in chair rail using a drill bit made from a nail.

How to Drill Small Nail Holes in Molding

Watch this video to find out how to make a homemade drill bit from a nail to use when drilling small nail holes in molding.