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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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How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

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How to Build a Bath Bench

This DIY bathroom bench offers a comfortable place to sit and a convenient place to store essentials. Build it in...


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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.


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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8 Best Couches and Sectionals for Small Spaces

Even in the smallest spaces, there's room to make a big splash. Shopping for a comfy couch or lounge-worthy sectional...


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How to Build a Garage Storage Wall

A customizable clutter-buster that turns your garage into a mudroom.

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How to Build a Murphy Bed that Easily Transforms into a Desk

From home office to guest room in seconds.


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 Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project. But take a closer look and you’ll see that...


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...


Ready-Made Standoff Strips

Use carpet tack strips as finishing standoffs.


Easy Sticker Removal Trick You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Don't worry about those stickers any longer.


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

Elegant outside, enormous space inside!

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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway


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.


21 Bunk Bed Ideas for Instant Inspiration!

Fan Spotlight: These Family Handyman readers put their woodworking and carpentry skills to good use, designing fun and functional bunk...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Outdoor Trestle Bench

Beautify your patio, deck or porch this summer with this attractive, easy-to-construct outdoor trestle bench.


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Folding Adirondack Table

Add some function to your front porch and try a new joinery technique by building this folding Adirondack table.


How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!

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DIY Roof Bench

Here’s a slick way to keep tools from sliding off the roof!


How to Make a Portable Bench Vise

Instead of permanently mounting my 6-in. vise to a work-bench, I attached it to scrap plywood so I can clamp...


Awl Right Phillips Screwdriver

Check out this clever workshop tip!


Easy-Reach Bench-Top Tools

Check out this workshop tip!


Portable Router Table Base

Just when you thought you’d seen every possible use for your portable workbench (the Workmate bench is shown here), here’s...


How to Add a Workbench Power Strip

Screw a power strip to the side of your workbench and you won’t have to monkey with extension cords anymore...