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Brad Holden, an associate editor at The Family Handyman, has been building cabinets and furniture for 30 years. In that time, he has absorbed so many slivers and ingested so much sawdust that he's practically made of wood.
How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench
Elegant outside, enormous space inside!
Bench Vise Add-On That Costs Next to Nothing
How a Toilet Works
How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
Why You Should Be Careful When Selecting 4×4 Lumber
14 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Drill Press
How to Remove a Bathtub Drain in 3 Easy Steps
Need to replace your tub drain? Removing the old one can be a real chore....
How to Match Wood Stain: Head to the Paint Store
This is the easiest, most accurate way to match wood stain for your project.
Radon Dangers: Signs of Radon Poisoning
Radon is a naturally-occurring gas resulting from decaying uranium in the ground. Like carbon monoxide,...
Wood Finishes That are Food Safe
Choosing the correct finish is always a tough job, and when it comes to food...
How to Winterize Your Home in a Weekend
Have you been putting off winterizing your home? Here are a few small-ish items that...
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about...
Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods
Learn two wire-splicing methods used by our master electrician.
How to Find the Best Home Center Lumber for Your DIY Projects
Follow these tips to find exactly what you need.
What is a Reasonable Temperature for a House in Winter?
Everyone has their own preference for what is a reasonable temperature for a house in...
How to Heat Your House When the Power Goes Out
Heating systems need power. Even natural gas, propane and oil furnaces often use electricity for...
5 Products to Have on Hand for Winterizing Your Home
When winter hits, the obvious goal is to keep the warm air in and the...
5 Surefire Draft Stoppers You Need This Winter
My 120-year-old house is a bit drafty, but I usually don’t mind. I like...
5 Essential Air Tools and Accessories for DIYers
Let’s start with the assumption that you already own or will be buying a...
5 Go-To Finishes Every Woodworker Should Have On Hand
Applying a finish to your well-crafted project is extraordinarily satisfying. Everyone has their favorite finishes,...
5 Joinery Systems Any Woodworker (or Aspiring Woodworker) Will Love
If you're going to build wooden furniture or cabinets, you need a solid, accurate way...
4 Simple Joinery Options Every Woodworker Should Know
Make strong, long-lasting joints without years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.
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5 Simple Fixes for Wire Messes at Home
Does that nest of wires on your desk have you on edge? Unfortunately, cords and...
5 Things Every Car Owner Should Have On Hand for Fast Fixes
Lots of things can go wrong with your car. These five items can turn a...
5 Essential Circular Saw Blades for Your Home Workshop
No saw blade is good for every job. Keep these five at the ready, so...
5 Myths About Mold You Can Stop Panicking About
We’re exposed to mold spores in the air every day, both indoors and out,...