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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo Demon 24-tooth circular saw blade.

 

Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


Trimless Windows: How to Achieve the Look

Give your windows trimless style using drywall returns.


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


Apply Wall Texture Yourself and Save Big Bucks

Choose an orange peel or knockdown-style texture that you can do yourself with this Homax product.

Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Push Sticks Prevent Impalement

You can prevent injuries (and potential impalement) when using a table saw by building a small push stick. Learn how...

How to Hang Drywall: Pro Tips for Cutting and Installing

A good framing crew makes drywall hangers whistle while they work. Follow these great hanging suggestions, and you can make...


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Taping Drywall Tips: How to Tape Drywall Joints

Get the tape coat just right and you're sure to have smooth drywall joints


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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How to Skim-Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master

Drywall Anchors: Weight Tested

Can drywall anchors really be trusted to bear their rated weight? We conducted a HomeLAB test to find out.


13 ‘Cutting Edge’ Table Saw Tips

Straight from top pro woodworkers—ultra-clever tips for getting the most from your table saw.


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Drywall Taping Tips

How to get better taping results with less hassle


Patch a Water-Stained Ceiling or Textured Ceiling

Repair sprayed ceilings with aerosol spray texture patch.


Plaster and Lath Tear-Off Tips

Gary Wentz is a carpenter and the Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman. He claims to have torn out more than...

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11 Tips on How to Remove a Popcorn Ceiling Faster and Easier

Popcorn ceilings were all the rage back in the '60s and '70s. Applying the texture to drywall and plaster ceilings...


How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.


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Drywall Texture Types You Need to Know

If you're like most DIYers, you're probably familiar with a handful of drywall textures. But, there is a wide range...


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Our pro taper shares his three-day, step-by-step taping routine. He gave us some great tips that will help you end...


Could You Have Made it in Construction With These Tools From 1951?

A collection of ads for tools that were, at some point, on the cutting edge of technology. Things have changed...


What to Do with Leftover Drywall

Every year, 15 million pounds of drywall are produced in the U.S. Most of it goes on walls, but around...


Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

All the best tips and techniques for a smooth drywall surface.


How to Apply Knock Down Texture

Wall texture works for ceilings, too. Knock down texture is a fast fix for problem ceilings

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Expert Tips for Finishing Drywall

Professional advice for smoother walls and less wasted time


5 Types of Drywall All DIYers Should Know About

Drywall, aka plasterboard, wallboard, gypsumboard or Sheetrock (a brand name), is actually a lot more interesting than you might think....


How to Sand Drywall

Techniques and tools for sanding drywall so it's perfectly smooth, plus tips for dust control.


How to Patch a Textured Ceiling

The first step is repairing the hole.


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How to Tape Drywall

A color-coded guide to flat, smooth, perfect walls.


How to Texture a Ceiling and Walls: Apply Knockdown

Spray ceiling texture to add visual interest and hide imperfections. Keep reading to learn how to texture a ceiling and...