House and Components
A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.
31 Cheap Workshop Updates for the Ultimate DIY Space
Our readers know how to make the most of their home shop space. These 31 updates don’t cost much (or anything at all!) but make a huge improvement for DIYing.
How to Get Started in Welding
Whether you’d like to build custom cars or just fix a cracked lawn mower deck, learning to weld gives your...
Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects From the ’50s
Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...
How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast
Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.
14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build
Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...
How to Remove Rust From Tools
Here's a much easier way to rusty tools than scraping and sanding them. Pour white vinegar into a can and...
How to Build a Welding Table
Admit it: You’ve always wanted to learn how to weld. This easy project will teach you how.
Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Stool
Build a few of these small folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around...
Tips for Loosening Nuts, Bolts and Screws
These tips will show you how to quickly and efficiently loosen all the stuck fasteners around your house.
Super-Capacity Tool Cart
Roll it to your work zone for instant access; park it in a corner for space-saving storage.
How to Make Your Workshop Smarter
I also use an Amazon Echo in the garage. I know this doesn’t sound like unplugging, but just giving voice...
Ridiculously Simple Shop Stool Plans
Walk into your workshop with a few boards under one arm and walk out a few hours later with a...
How to Carry Cumbersome Sheet Goods Yourself
Carrying plywood is incredibly simple with a simple length of rope.
How to Mark Nail Placement Without a Pencil
Save yourself a step during your next woodworking project.
How to Make Nonslip Sandpaper
Glue together a sheet of sandpaper to stop it from slipping during a sanding project
How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach
Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.
How to Use a Power Planer
And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...
How to Safely Dispose of Used Workshop Blades
Safely dispose of used blades and eliminate the risk of cutting through a trash bag and injuring someone, put the...
How to Measure Accurately with an Old Tape Measure
The hook at the end of a tape measure is designed to slip in and out a little. But a...
How To Easily Tighten a Wobbly Chair in 2 Minutes
Got a chair with a wobbly leg? This usually happens because the glue holding the legs and “stretchers” together no longer...