Success comes after mastering Basic Carpentry First

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.

Simple Carpentry Techniques

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Measuring and marking out

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.

The Carpentry Maths and Formulas it helps to know

These pages cover off some of the theory and formulas you will need to master for accurate measuring, setting out and minimum wastage:

Some common but random basic carpentry how - to's