Find projects, ideas and tips for remodeling, organizing and making repairs for every room in the house.
Ken's Favorite Shop Tips
Looking for ways to work smarter in your woodshop? Family Handyman Editor in Chief Ken Collier has seen tips come and go over the decades. Here are 19 tips that stuck around.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
Office Chair Repair
Before you throw out a good office chair because the lift or the wheels aren’t working, try repairing them. All you need are a few basic hand tools and readily available parts.
How to Replace a Hard Drive
Hard drives rarely fail without warning. So if you hear buzzing, clicking or low-pitched squeals, your drive is about a day away from the big croak. Don’t worry, DIYers. You can replace the drive yourself and save all your data if you act fast.
Build a Table Saw Sled
Build these simple table saw sleds and make perfectly square cross cuts and flawless 45-degree miter cuts in both small and wide boards. You only need a 4x4 sheet of 1/2- or 3/4-in. plywood, particle board or MDF, some glue and a few hours time.
How to Replace a Towel Bar
Replace old towel bars, soap dishes, corner shelves and other ceramic fixtures on ceramic tile walls without breaking the tile or cutting into the walls. Or, if the only problem is the towel bar itself (it’s missing, it’s broken, or it’s just plain ugly), just replace it with a spring-loaded one. ...
Home Theater Setup
Create a first class home theater setup in an existing room in your home. We show you how to adapt it for optimal viewing and sound and the wiring materials that will deliver the best possible sound and picture.
Your local home center probably carries at least a dozen kinds of lubricant. Ever wonder why so many? So did we. Here's what we found out.
Finishing an Attic
Are you finishing your attic? First you'll need to insulate the ceiling. Here's how to do the job properly.
Simple Modern Computer Desk
This sleek computer desk has the look of a contemporary classic, but it can be built in a weekend with basic carpentry tools and minimal carpentry experience.