Home Repair Skills

Build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills and make home repairs easier.

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Skills: Featured DIY Projects

How to Repair a Drywall Crack

Eventually even the best-built houses develop a few cracks due to settling,...

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How to Install a 3-Way Switch

This article shows you a simple technique for adding a second switch to a...

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  • Track saws make long, precise cuts faster and better than table saws and circular saws. They are light and portable, don't need clamps and set up quickly and accurately.

  • What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF

  • MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use it correctly, and how to avoid common mistakes.

  • How to Caulk Concrete

  • For long-lasting concrete crack repair, fill wide cracks with foam backer rod before caulking. And use a caulk formulated for concrete.

  • Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

  • Wiring problems and mistakes are all too common, and if left uncorrected have the potential to cause short circuits, shocks and even fires. Here's what to look for and how to fix what you find.

  • Build a Shoe Organizer

  • Store shoes up off the floor in clean, natural wood racks. This simple storage rack can handle everything from winter boots to summer sandals, with no mud buildup or scuff marks on the wall.

  • How to Replace a Worn Brass Drain Assembly

  • Brass coatings on bathroom sink drains sometimes corrode and wear away due to cleaning products or other chemicals. This article explains the causes and options for dealing with this problem.

  • Tips for Tight Miters and Miter Cuts

  • Make furniture-quality miter cuts with these pro tips for measuring and cutting. Learn how to tweak cuts in door and window trim so that joints seem to just disappear.

  • Car Accessories: DC/AC Inverter

  • Charging a laptop or other electronic device on a car cigarette lighter works differently than charging from an outlet. Here's what you need to know.

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