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.
What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home
When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider. Here's a comprehensive guide to point you in the right direction.
How to Paint Concrete Floors
Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.
How to Paint Your Front Door
Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.
How to Make a DIY Bread Box
Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...
Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor
To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...
Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger
Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...
How to Winterize and Store Garden Hoses
With old man winter knocking on the door, time to reel in that garden hose. Here are a few tips...
Simple Workbench Plans
With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!
How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom
Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet.
How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage
A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.
How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines
Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters
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 Build a Desktop Catapult
Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...
How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape
Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.
Leaning Tower of Shelves
This stylish but sturdy leaning ladder shelf unit will neatly hold your stuff—and you can build it in a day
Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans
A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't
Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.
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 Powder Actuated Tools
Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...