Mike Berner

Mike Berner

Mike Berner


Mike can build any complicated project. He also reviews tools with a keen attention to detail and creates projects for every level of DIYer. He learned some of his craft when he was a schoolteacher, but more as a builder. When he’s not building or remodeling something, Mike has two young kids that keep him on his toes.

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For more than seven decades, Family Handyman has been providing its audience with ideas, inspiration and step-by-step directions on how to maintain and enhance indoor and outdoor living spaces. In addition to having our own staff of experts, we hire individuals whose skills have been honed through years of experience in the building, plumbing and electrical trades, and as passionate homeowners who have translated DIY (do it yourself) skills into careers as respected creators.


How to Make DIY Wooden Blocks for Your Kids

A simple set of wooden blocks to make for the aspiring builders in your life.

Traditional vs. Sustainable Building Materials

With sustainable building materials becoming more available to DIYers, let's examine how they compare with their traditional counterparts.

How to Frame a Structure Using Energy-Saving Techniques

Here's a framing technique that maximizes insulation space and reduces heat transfer through the walls.