From your kitchen and bathroom to your bedroom and ceiling, home fixtures provide the small details that highlight your unique style.
Ordinary clip-in-place shelf brackets with slotted metal supports can hold a lot of weight.
Miters on Tree Branches
Making rustic DIY decor? Learn how to cut tree branches easier with this tip.
How to Create Thick Stock
Some projects built from MDF— shelving, desktops, sometimes even trim—look more substantial when you use thicker material.
Cabinet Assembly Station
Here’s a third hand that will ensure square, no-hassle cabinet assemblies. Cut four 7-in. long pieces of 2x6 and screw...
Routing to a T
An older-model drafting T-square—the kind with a wooden and plastic crosspiece—makes a great fence for routing dadoes for shelves in...
Quick and Accurate Dado Cuts
Here’s a neat trick to speed up cutting dadoes for shelves and other cabinet projects. Attach a 2-in. high wood fence...
PVC Socket Shelves
Here’s a great way to use leftover pieces of PVC pipe. Cut them into various shorter lengths and glue them...
There’s no better way to clamp wood edging strips to plywood shelves than with pieces of masking tape.
Running Water for Your Shop
No utility sink nearby? Designate a 300-fl.-oz. spigoted Tide laundry soap bottle as your shop’s water supply.
Flip the Switch
To cut down on plugging and unplugging and flipping switches, try this solution: a power strip with keyholes in the...
Perfect Countertop Seams
Here’s a guaranteed method for creating a perfectly matched butt seam between two pieces of plastic laminate.
Waxed and Ready Fasteners
Next time you’re assembling a project requiring a small army of screws, stick the whole batch point down in an...
Pencils at the Ready
Insert pencils into holes drilled in the edges of shelves, or put small screw eyes into the erasers and hang...