Build & Remodel

How to Cut Crown Molding and Template Download

There are multiple ways to cut crown molding, but the simplest method is to cut it with the angled “flats” rested squarely along the fence and base of the saw. With this method, you only have to adjust the miter angle, rather than both the miter and bevel. My first experience with crown molding was…

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Easy Shaker Cabinet Doors

In my latest project, a built-in bookcase for the living room, I made my first attempt at building shaker cabinet doors. I went back and forth on how to do it, but finally decided on a combination of groove joints and pocket holes. The more traditional method is full tongue and groove joints, but I…

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DIY Kitchen Island with Breakfast Bar

This is a somewhat unconventional post around here. It does not involve building a kitchen island completely from scratch, but rather a combination of building and buying. When we first bought our new house, we knew we wanted to knock down the wall between the kitchen and living room and replace it with an island….

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Kitchen Cabinet Organizers – DIY Pots and Pans Storage

Let me tell ya, I searched long and hard for ideas for kitchen cabinet organization ideas when I was putting the kitchen island together. The island is 5′ wide and 23″ deep, so it added a lot of cabinet space to the kitchen and I wanted to use it all as efficiently as possible. We…

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