How to Install a Basement Egress Door

Posted by John on May 30th, 2017

A few weeks ago, our home received a major upgrade.  We had an egress door installed in our basement wall.  Now we have direct access from our basement to the backyard.  In this post, I’m going to share with your some of the details of this project so you’ll know how to install a basement […]

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Free Download: Wainscoting Calculator

Posted by John on April 30th, 2016

One of my favorite home improvement projects over the past few years has been our raised panel wainscoting we added to our dining room.  While this project was fairly challenging, it was well worth the effort.  It dramatically improved the look of this space and I think it’s safe to say it probable added some […]

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New Download: Office Cabinet Plans

Posted by John on January 18th, 2016

In today’s post, I’m finally releasing the plans for my home office cabinets.  Unlike some of the other cabinet plans I’ve released before, these plans are fully adjustable and will allow you to modify the dimensions to fit your space.  The plans are actually an MS Excel file that you can download.  The file allows […]

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Miter Saw Stand Plans

Posted by John on October 6th, 2015

This weekend I’m going to start filming my new course on how to build kitchen cabinets.  As part of the preparation for that project, I decided to add a much-needed miter saw stand to my workbench inventory.  Having a miter saw stand is a huge convenience and while you don’t absolutely need one, it makes […]

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Designing a Miter Saw Station

Posted by John on September 22nd, 2015

In our last post, we discussed our need for a new miter saw station.  In this post, we’re going to take our list of requirements and come up with a basic design. Whenever I start a new woodworking project like a cabinet build, I usually start out by drawing a sketch of what I think it […]

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New Video: How to Install Shadow Box Trim

Posted by John on August 28th, 2015

In today’s post, you’ll learn – How to Install Shadow Box Trim It’s been a while since we’ve finished any home improvement projects and although, this latest one is pretty quick and simple, it feels great to wrap up another project nonetheless.  Lisa and I had been planning on adding some sort of decor or […]

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Matt’s Fireplace Built-Ins

Posted by John on August 3rd, 2015

In today’s post, we’re talking to one of readers, Matt from Virginia.  Matt recently finished his own fireplace built-ins using our Large Built-in Plans and we’re talking to him about his experience.  There’s a few nuggets of wisdom here. Matt ended up taking our free plans and making some modifications to the dimensions to accommodate […]

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My 3 Biggest Kitchen Renovation Mistakes

Posted by John on June 11th, 2015

If all goes according to plan, next week I’ll be launching my new ebook.  The book is a guide on how to renovate your kitchen intelligently so your remodel goes smoothly and stays on budget.  It’s pretty much an organized brain dump of everything I know about kitchens and planning renovations.  It’s my best remodeling […]

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New Plans: Table Saw Station

Posted by John on May 24th, 2015

It’s been a while, but I’ve finally finished the Customizable Table Saw Station Plans.   To get access to these free woodworking plans, you simply need to click the button below and sign-up.   Click Here to Get the Plans   This workstation has made using my table saw considerably easier.  Building it was a […]

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New Video: How to Install Chair Rail Molding

Posted by John on May 16th, 2015

In this video and post, you’ll learn – How to install chair rail molding – How to install molding on a stairway – How to add end caps to your trim work – How to use two basic tools to figure out what angle to cut your trim pieces to Happy weekend everybody! This past […]

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