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.

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The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new 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....


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 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.


7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...

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Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!


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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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How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.


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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...


20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight is a gold mine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. Here are 20 items that can help...


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...

How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters


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


Easy Garage Storage Solutions

4 quick and simple DIY storage projects


10 Ways to Repurpose Repurposing Projects That Aren’t Trendy Anymore

Tired of your mason jar lanterns or ladder shelves? With our tongue firmly planted in our cheek, we came up...


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't

Modular Workbench

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


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Easy Things You Can Do in a Weekend to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter...


Circular Saw Tips and Techniques

Brush up on the basics with this collection of circular saw do's and don'ts


12 Easy Things Everyone Should Know How to Fix

Whether you're a new homeowner or an expert DIYer, knowing how to fix these common household problems can save you...


Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper

Once you try a cabinet scraper to smooth flat surfaces or curved sculpted forms, you’ll want to use it on...


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How to Drill a Hole in Tile

Mounting towel bars, shower doors and other bathroom accessories often require drilling holes in tile.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet

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Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...