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A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.

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4 Types of Wood Joints Every Woodworker Should Know

Make strong, long-lasting joints without years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.

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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


Reclaimed Wood Shelves We Love

If you're looking for a simple way to update the look of a room or to add just a bit...


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30 Old School Life Skills That are Making a Comeback

People are seeking simpler times and are learning vintage skills to do so. These old school life skills are making...

33 Bookcase Projects and Building Tips

A bookcase or shelf is an extremely useful home storage system. In this collection, you'll discover 33 project plans and...


10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.

10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


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DIY Shaker Cabinet Doors

A table saw is all you need!


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...

How to Build a Portable Prep Table for Your RV Road Trip

Running water and a work surface for convenient outdoor cooking.


How to Build a Garden Shed Addition

Plenty of storage for outdoor tools and toys, only a step away from your back door


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


DIY Murphy Bed and Bookcase

A cozy extra bed when you need it, a handsome showpiece when you don't have a ton of room. We'll...


How to Bend Wood

Bending hardwood trim for a countertop

How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

This simple bookcase is made with four crates and wheels. You can put one together for your bedroom in less...


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How to Install Edging for Plywood

Tips for installing oak and hardwood edgings for plywood.


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Hexagon Shelves

Build these modern shelves to spice up your living space and add a bit of storage.


Custom Picture Shelves

Picture shelves are the perfect marriage of beauty and function. They elegantly display your picture collections, large or small, and...


Ikea Hemnes Hack: Built-in Bench

Because you assemble it yourself, ready-to-assemble (RTA) furniture invites tinkering. In fact, customizing RTA pieces is so common that it...


How to Build a Pipe Desk

Made with black steel pipe and a piece of IKEA butcher-block countertop, this roomy pipe desk is the perfect home...


Expert Hardware Drawer Organization Tips

Nothing has a chance to randomly accumulate in Bruce’s shop—not in apron pockets, on cabinet shelves, not even in a...

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How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...


Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


How To Build Floating Shelves

Customize these amazing floating shelves to suit any room in your house!


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build a Floating Shelf with Secret Drawer

Learn how to make this sleek, modern floating shelf with a secret hiding place for your valuables.


How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

This project can be positioned vertically for use as a bookcase look or horizontally for use as a console table....


Reader Project: Perfect TV Cabinet

I jumped right in and built David Radtke’s TV stand, as shown in the November 2012 issue of The Family