Here's the hands-on information you need to build any kind of deck - from the most basic to the most sophisticated. On this tape, professional carpenter Scott Schuttner builds two decks–one a simple, single-level deck that demonstrates the basic principles of deck construction; the other a custom wraparound deck complete with stairs, planters and built-in seating.
In this tape, designed for professionals and homeowners alike, Savage guides you step-by-step as he trims out parts of a house and shares his job-site savvy and secrets. You'll learn to match pieces of trim precisely, negotiate unsquare openings, and seat moldings solidly against bumpy walls and ceilings.
In this wall-framing video, Larry Haun and his brother Joe build the exterior and interior walls of a basic 1,600 square foot house. Starting from the completed floor deck, they take you step-by-step through the entire process, showing you practical ways to organize tasks, streamline procedures and handle the right tools and materials efficiently.
Reproducing a piece of furniture can be a challenge when you don't have a set of plans. In this video, Phil Lowe shows you how to take measurements off an existing piece of furniture, create a set of plans, and then reproduce the piece in the workshop. You'll learn how to make simple aids to take measurements without damaging the furniture and how to use these measurements to make a set of full-size plans.
Tom Law shares his techniques for smooth and accurate cabinet installation. In this DVD he covers all the basics of installation, including shimming to level cabinets, installing hardware, and adjusting the fit of doors and drawers. You'll also learn about: scribing for accurate installation; squaring up cabinets to the wall; building and leveling toe kicks; adjusting doors, putting in the countertop; and cutting the sink hole. Tom Law is a former consulting editor to Fine Homebuilding magazine. He has been a master carpenter and custom builder for over 30 years. He also appears on the DVD , Installing Doors & Windows.
SketchUp for Woodworkers Part 1: Getting Started. This ShopClass is comprised of our series of 12 lessons in the basics of using SketchUp (a free 3D-modeling program from Google). These video lessons take you step by step from setting up the software to gathering information from your finished model. So you'll head to the shop with all the information you need to build any project with confidence. You'll know the exact sizes of every part, and how the parts go together – before you ever cut any wood!