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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 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
Wood Finishes That are Food Safe
How to Winterize Your Home in a Weekend
Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know
Learn from the Pros: 2 Wire-Splicing Methods
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.
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,...
The 5 Best Pest Preventers You Need at Home
I have no problem with bugs and rodents, as long as they stay out of...
5 Essential Router Bits for Beginners
Router bits are expensive; so if you're just getting started in routing, don't buy bits...
No Water, Now What? 27 Tips to Prepare for a Water Outage
When disaster strikes and there’s no water coming out of the tap, don’t...
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5 Ways to Purify Water in the Case of a Water Shortage
When disaster strikes, you’ll need to be prepared to purify water that may be...
How to Choose the Best USB Outlet for Your Home or Garage
Find out what you need to know about the different types and installation requirements of...
2 Simple Steps to Protect Your Exterior Stonework
Doing this will extend the life of your exterior stone.
8 Best Reader Garage Projects and Storage Tips
The Family Handyman readers know how to tidy up their garages, and now you can use their tips, too!