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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.
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 the electrical cable and wiring that you’re likely to see.
No Water, Now What? 27 Tips to Prepare for a Water Outage
16 Tips to Get the Best Plywood for Your Buck
5 Things Every Car Owner Should Have On Hand for Fast Fixes
Here’s What You Need to Know About TIG Welding: Pros, Cons, Cost and More
Electrical Box Basics All Homeowners Should Know
How to Choose the Best Deck Finish
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How to Build a Stand-Up Tool Caddy
Boost your portable tool storage with these simple, plywood caddies.
How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench
Elegant outside, enormous space inside!
Bench Vise Add-On That Costs Next to Nothing
This handy bench vise add-on will comfortably clamp any tapered or oddly shaped part you...
How a Toilet Works
Learn the basics so you can fix it yourself—and save!
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...
Why You Should Be Careful When Selecting 4×4 Lumber
If you need 4x4s or other large posts, inspect them first. Why? Read on to find out!
14 Tips for Getting the Most from Your Drill Press
A drill press is a simple, one-job tool, right? Some might even call it “boring.”...
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...
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...
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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...