If you are DIYer or just new to carpentry you'll want to know some basic carpentry techniques, tips, tricks of the trade and ideas. 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
Familiarise yourself with the carpentry terms that you'll be hearing or look up those you may of heard but don't know the meaning of. Click the text above for a huge list of common carpentry terms and their meanings.
Find out what type of glues are available and also which is the best type to use for each application.
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.
You'll need to know how to check for square, how to calculate square areas and bisect angles among others. Click here for a list of commonly used carpentry formulas each with explanations you can understand!