If you are DIYer or just new to carpentry you'll want to know some basic carpentry skills, techniques, tips, tricks of the trade and ideas to help get you started. Hopefully the information on the following pages will help you avoid some of the pitfalls commonly faced and to get a perfect finish with your project.
Cut through the jargon and familiarise yourself with the carpentry terms that you'll be hearing and have wondered what they meant.
Find out what type of glues are available and also which is the best type to use for each application.
What is a leading edge, how do you cut one and how does it help in given situations?
Carpenters need to read technical drawings with a scale ruler and then transfer the measurements on the job site. Using a scale ruler is like using a normal rule, only you need to find the side with the corresponding scale that the drawing is working to.
These pages cover off some of the theory and formulas you will need to master for accurate measuring, setting out and minimum wastage:
Click here for a list of commonly used carpentry formulas each with explanations you can understand!