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Mary Schwender

Mary Schwender

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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.

Articles

Wood Movement 101

Wood movement causes heartbreak when projects crack and warp. Learn how to master these simple techniques and save yourself some nightmares.

How To Build a Stone-Top Patio Table

Spruce up your patio with a custom table built from beautiful natural materials that won't cost you an arm and a leg.

What to Know About Using a Bench Grinder

A bench grinder is probably not a tool you’ll use every day. However, if it’s available and set up correctly, you’ll be surprised how often it comes in handy for everything from sharpening tools to rounding over thread ends on a cutoff bolt. We’ve assembled these tips to help you get the most out of your grinder.