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Learn how to build or repair almost anything around your home with these projects and tips designed to improve your do-it-yourself skills.

  1. Choosing the Best Hammer

    Can't decide on the best hammer for you? We compared balance, strength and features of classic and modern hammers. See which ones our Editors preferred.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Install a Chair Rail

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    Chair rail wood molding can transform the appearance of your living room, dining room or hallway, and installation goes quickly when you prefinish the wood.

  2. Car Battery Care

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    Avoid an expensive service or tow charge (and the worry of being stranded!) by keeping your car battery working at peak performance. This article will show you how to perform a simple step-by-step 10-minute seasonal battery check-up so you know whether your battery is performing well. This article ...

  3. Allergies: Filtering Out Pollen

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    For allergy sufferers, open windows bring fresh air but also pollen and dust. A window filter lets you keep the fresh air while blocking the misery-causing pollen.

  4. How to Install a Glass Block Shower

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    A glass block wall installation can turn an ordinary bathroom into a dramatic showpiece. Step-by-step photos and clear instructions show how to do it.

  5. The Best Bathroom and Kitchen Sink Faucets

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    In the market for a new faucet? Sure you can buy a boring cheapie for $50 that will cost you more in the long run for repairs or replacement. Spend a bit more and get one of these spectacular gems packed with hardworking features that will last your lifetime. All photos are courtesy of the ...

  6. How to Get Rid of Pests

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    From raccoons to carpenter ants, mosquitos to ticks, these tips from Family Handyman Field Editors and experts show you how to get rid of persistent pests.

  7. How to Build a Shower Pan

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    Learn how to build a custom-sized, waterproof shower pan for a curved shower enclosure by following these clear, detailed photos and step-by-step instructions.

  8. Caulking: Pro Tips

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    Whether you're caulking a siding, a bathtub or exterior doors, it's important to fill gaps completely and lay a neat caulk line. A pro shares his tips for getting great results.

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