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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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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 big changes to your home.

How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


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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...


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

Elegant outside, enormous space inside!


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.


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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!


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...

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...


How to Make a Bench Hook

When you have to hold something in place while you chisel, plane, belt-sand or do anything that requires pushing or...


How to Build a Tool Barrow

Build this tool table! It organizes bench-top tools, rolls them right where you need them, then stands rock-steady when you...


DIY Mudroom Storage Cubby Plans

Cure back-door chaos!


DIY Furniture

The secret to inexpensive DIY furniture is to start with kitchen cabinets!


Rosin Paper Workbench Cover

Build this handy paper holder at one end of your workbench