Learn how to build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills.
How to Remove a Wall and Other Demolition Tips
Remodeling usually requires at least a little demolition. Sometimes you have to remove a wall before you can build one. Whether you're tearing down walls, removing a roof or getting rid of old plumbing fixtures, follow these tips and all your demolition jobs will be easier—and cleaner.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
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 Clean a Garbage Disposal
Does your kitchen sink smell bad? Is it coming from your garbage disposal? Here's how to clean a garbage disposal and get rid of those disgusting odors.
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. ...
Diagnosing Appliance Fault Codes
When the display panel on your appliance flashes strange numbers, grab your owner’s manual. It may be flashing a fault code that’ll help diagnose a problem.
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.
Plumbing with PEX Tubing
Long used in radiant heating systems, flexible PEX tubing is perfect for water supply lines because it’s easy to run through walls and floors and simple to work with.
Snow Tires vs. All Season Tires
Snow tires outperform “all-season” tires under snowy and icy conditions. They’ll give you better traction, more stability in turns and better stopping power. Photo courtesy Getty images/Daniel Loiselle
Tips for a Tidy Workshop
Use these simple tips to make your workshop work smarter, cleaner, more efficient and more comfortable. Most of these tips use materials you have on hand and take less than 10 minutes to implement.