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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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How To Build a Swing-Out Countertop

Need more counter space in your workshop? Here's a DIY solution.

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8 Bad Workshop Habits You Should Drop Today

Want to improve your skills as a DIYer or woodworker? Learn how to avoid these bad workshop habits and the...


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3 Pro-Quality Products All DIYers Should Have at Home

For homeowners that like to get their hands dirty with a wide variety of do-it-yourself projects, add these products to...


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...


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A Basic Bench You Can Build On!

Start with a simple workbench and add features as you need them.

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...


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.

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Deals We Love: Air Movers

These two air-movement tools from Hart provide durability and portability for DIYers with busy lives.


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...


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Upgrade Your Garage With These Amazon Prime Day Deals

Clear your mind and your space with these discounted garage items during Amazon Prime Day.


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How to Replace a Fluorescent Light Ballast

Stop fluorescent lights from flickering and humming with a new ballast.

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Why Every Workshop Needs a Quality Flashlight (And How to Choose the Right One)

Every workshop needs a flashlight for emergency lighting, precision detailing and more. Here are key features to look for when...


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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


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‘Girls Garage’ Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."


26 Household Items You Didn’t Know You Could Use in Your Shop

Before you purchase expensive storage systems or a specific tool for one unique task, try these genius shop hacks using...


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100 Incredible Projects By DIYers Like You

From unique accent walls to crazy automotive creations, these real-life projects are as interesting and inspiring as the DIYers who...

Everything to Know About Barrel Hinges

Barrel hinges function so discretely and out of sight, you could very well call them the true hidden gems of...


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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Best and Worst Garage Heaters

Pick the right heating unit for your shop


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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.


How to Remove Dents in Wood

Don't worry, it can be fixed!


Homemade Penetrating Oil

Can’t find the rust penetrant? Try this home brew for penetrating fluid.

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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...


Upgrading Your Garage Workshop

Five great garage improvements that don't cost a fortune


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.


How to Recycle Old Tools

You're doing a bit of decluttering and find you have some old tools in the garage or workshop that are...


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...