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 Fix a Wobbly Bookcase

Stabilize a wobbly bookcase on carpet by providing solid floor support, installing...

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Efficient Heating: Duel-Fuel Heat Pump

In cold climates, dual-fuel heat pumps (different from heat pumps used...

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Skills: Other DIY Projects you may like

  • Advanced Router Techniques

  • Routers are one of the most versatile woodworking tools, useful not just for making trim and cutting edges, but for solving a whole range of woodworking problems. Learn how to cut curves, straighten boards, flatten bows and much more.

  • Windshield Washer Repair

  • Windshield washers are fairly reliable. When they fail, it's usually the result of a clogged nozzle or a dead pump. Here's how to diagnose and fix both problems.

  • Fix a sinking driveway apron before it becomes a major problem.
  • How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

  • This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might think, and you can do it yourself.

  • How to Combat Mold and Mildew

  • How mold and mildew get a foothold in your home, how to clean and get rid of it and how to prevent its return. Eliminate moisture sources; water and mold go hand in hand.

  • Anti Slip Paint

  • Buy a slip-resistant additive for a stair paint to make steps less slippery. It's easy and inexpensive.

  • Handyman Heroes

  • Learn about top “handymen” across the country who ply their trade under unusual circumstances or show an inspiring commitment to their craft, and have special insights and advice to inspire the rest of us. Photo courtesy of Golden Gate...Read more»

  • How to Install Surface-Mounted Wiring and Conduit

  • Learn about the tools, materials and techniques you need to cut, bend and install surface-mounted metal conduit. Add power to a basement or garage shop with easy, inexpensive EMT (electrical metallic tubing).

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