Timber joints, joining worktops, making cupboards, hanging doors, mending window frames and hundreds of other joinery and carpentry related question are answered in this section. From how to sharpen chisels and plane blades to which saw to use when cutting across the grain we have all the answers here.
We have several pages on how to make timber joints of all kinds. From mortise and tennon joints to straight forward butt joints we can show you how to mark and cut the timber.
We have pages of tips and tricks about how to get a saw cut absolutely square and how to straighten twisted timber. We have sections on secret nailing and filling the gaps in floorboards. We show you how to make window frames and door frames as well as picture frames and bedroom cupboards. Once you have the understanding about the correct joint to use in any given situation you should be able to construct anything.
Whether it is softwood for example Pine you are using or plywood, MDF, hardboard or chipboard you will know how to approach the job to get the best possible finish.
Cutting in door hinges neatly is a skill only acquired through understanding and practice but you can master it from these pages and by reading our tips you can avoid splitting timber when nailing it together.
You may be reducing the size of a kitchen base unit, putting a new roof on the shed, making a garden gate for your new fence or even remodelling roof trusses to create a dormer window in your loft, the advice in this section will give you confidence and an understanding of carpentry and its uses.