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  • How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

    Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength, it’s waterproof, and it sticks well…

  • The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

    We asked professional carpenters to pass along some of the tricks and tips they've learned after years of pounding thousands of nails into just…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • Toenailing Basics

    The art of toenailing is easy to learn. With a little practice you can drive an angled nail perfectly every time.

  • Woodworking Jig For Complex Shapes

    Need to reproduce a complex shape for your carpentry project? With a tick stick you can easily make perfect templates for cutting irregular…

  • Identifying Treated Lumber

    The amount of chemical treatment needed to preserve wood depends upon the chemicals used. Read the treatment tags carefully to get what you need.

  • Sawhorse Plans

    Sawhorses are an essential construction tool, and this article highlights 5 of the best—3 DIY designs, with complete plans, and two…

  • Patch a Hardwood Floor

    We'll show you how to replace a damaged hardwood floorboard in just a couple hours using basic carpentry tools. This article covers removing…

  • Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

    Here’s a home improvement job that’ll give you instant home equity along with great visual impact. Installing your own kitchen…

  • Install a Laminate Kitchen Countertop

    Remove old kitchen counters and install new laminate countertops, then complete the transformation by installing a new sink and faucet. This…

  • Using Steel Studs

    You'll like steel framing. Steel studs are perfectly straight, don't shrink or split. They're light, easy to store, resist fire, insects and…

  • Making Sense of Lumber Dimensions

    Don't be confused by “nominal” board dimensions when you buy lumber or read plans. We show you the quick translation to…


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