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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. Garage Storage Projects: Storage Towers With Drawers

    This adjustable storage system is perfect for organizing all of the odds and ends that clutter up your garage. Customize these towers to fit your needs and you’ll have a tidy garage in no time!

Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:

  1. How to Fix a Sinking Driveway

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    This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might think, and you can do it yourself.

  2. Venting Exhaust Fans Through the Roof

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    Vent your bath and kitchen exhaust fans through the roof through a special roof hood. Venting through a roof vent or exhausting them in the attic could cause moisture problems and rot.

  3. Safe Home Security Tips

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    Keep your home and your loved ones safe—even If you don't have an expensive home security system. Our tips will help you protect yourself with inexpensive, easy-to-install devices.

  4. How to Repair a Table Lamp

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    In about 30 minutes you can repair the electrical wiring in almost any lamp—and make it safe as well.

  5. 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.

  6. Best Water Filter

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    Does your tap water taste bad? In this article we explain the possible causes, then discuss the best types of water filters that you can use to purify your water.

  7. Rebuild a Cordless Tool Battery

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    Cordless tool batteries eventually fail, but replacement batteries can be amazingly expensive. To save money, consider rebuilding the battery pack.

  8. How to Weatherstrip a Door

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    Stop energy-wasting air leaks around entry doors by installing a weatherstripping kit with a foam flange or vinyl bulb. Use a door sweep to seal the bottom of the door.

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