Carpentry Tips and Tricks – 10 Of The Greatest Tips You Will Find

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These Carpentry Tips and Tricks Are Going To Make Your Projects Go Easier And Faster

I came across this article at The Family Handyman and I have to agree that these 10 construction tips and tricks are well wort knowing.

If you are in the trade they will make you money and you DIYers will save a lot of time.

So lets take a look at my favorite 4 for starters:


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This first one is a favorite because it is not only fast and accurate but it saves you from the embarrassment of incorrect measuring and layout.

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The advice is to not use your tape unless you have to.

“Holding trim in place and marking it is always more accurate than measuring, often faster and it eliminates mistakes. This is good advice for other types of carpentry work too, like siding, laying shingles and sometimes even framing.”


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  1. Russell said:

    For wall miters it’s easier to have a premade cheap tool to figure out your angles. Take two free paint stirring sticks you’ve picked up from your hardware store, lay one on top of the other so they’re edges are flush and cut the handles off to square them up so there are no uneven surfaces on the edge. Clamping them together might help. Next drill a small 1/4″ hole in them and place a 1/4″ bolt with a washer through one, then a second washer, then the second stick, then a third washer on the outside and a wing nut to tighten and loosen them. Use this to figure out your angles for more precision. It takes far fewer attempts at practice cuts.

    • Thomas said:

      Love this. Thanks for sharing! Got some window trim to do this weekend so I got a great chance to try it out.

  2. Veronica Teller said:

    Great carpentry tips! I am especially interested in nippers. I have never even seen this tool before. My dad has tons of leftover trim from helping friends with demo projects. The problem is he cant store it with nails poking out everywhere. I will suggest that he use this tool.