• Door-Hanger's Toolbox

    I don't know of any trade that requires as many specialized tools as door hanging. Sure, you can do a perfect job with a circular saw, a sharp set of chisels, and a jack plane, but these days, production?not just craftsmanship ?is a prerequisite to earning a living as a finish carpenter, and that...

     
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    My First Truck

     
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  • Medium Crown Staplers

    As a framing contractor, I use medium crown staplers to fasten acres of wall sheeting every year, but they're also invaluable for building interior details like tub platforms, shower seats, fireplace surrounds, and arches. I used to tackle these projects with a framing nailer, building 2-by pony...

     
  • Quick Layout and Double-Checks: A Framer's Notebook

    By Steve Veroneau. Picture these scenarios: You've agonized to measure, double-check, and line up a complicated roofline, but after nailing up the rafters, you notice that the fascia lines are out of whack. Here are a few layout methods with built-in double-checks that can help solve problems...