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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...


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window

How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.


How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage

Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.


Framing Square Drilling Jig

Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...

Reader Project: Timber-Frame Shop

From planning to finishing, Mike spent three years on his shop. He had lots of help from friends, but hired pros only for...