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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. How to Bend Wood

    Curved hardwood nosing on a countertop can really make your project stand out. Here's how to make a 3/4-in. laminated hardwood nosing that bends perfectly around round countertop corners.

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. Thermostat Not Working?

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    Does your house have to get really cold before the furnace kicks in, even though your thermostat is set to 68 degrees? You might need a new thermostat. Or it could be as simple as leveling your existing thermostat and adjusting its thermometer and anticipator. Here’s how.

  2. How to Make Bullnose Corners

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    Want to give a room a adobe-like look? Make your corners rounded instead of square. It's easy and it looks good. Here's how to make bullnose drywall corners.

  3. How to Install a Gas Stove—Without Dangerous Leaks

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    Afraid to hook up a gas appliance? You should be! A gas leak in your home can be fatal. Here's the right way to connect a range and a water heater to the gas line.

  4. How Old Is My House?

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    Have ever wondered how old a house is? Whether you’re buying or selling—or just want to know what you have—here are two hints you can use to pinpoint a house’s age.

  5. How to Cut Concrete

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    Cutting concrete is a tough job, but it doesn't have to be hard. Whether you're cutting concrete blocks or slabs, walls or floors, here are the easy ways to cut tough concrete.

  6. Understanding Plywood Grades

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    We take the mystery out of the plywood grading system and show you what you will get in each grade. The higher the grade the better quality you should expect.

  7. How Hydronic Radiant Floor Heating Works

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    If you want to add an addition but your furnace can't handle the additional load, think about installing hydronic radiant floor heating. This will make your addition a warm and cozy without upgrading your furnace.

  8. Plumb Bobs and Levels: An Essential Guide

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    Whether you're hanging a picture or framing a house, plumb and level is essential. These tips show how to use plumb bobs and levels for a wide variety of building and decorating tasks.

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