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The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are the wipe-on wood finishes I use and trust the most.

How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench

Embrace Mid-Century Modern style with this fully-functional storage bench. This project was part of a larger entryway makeover project consisting...


How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Coat Rack

This classy coat rack will have guests begging to hang up their jackets. It was part of a larger entryway...


The Best Bed Frames of 2022

Whether you plan to DIY your own or buy one, getting the right bed frame is essential for having a...


How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.

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...


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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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The 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.


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 Tile a Shower

Build a high-end shower enclosure with this DIY tile shower project.

Why Do Some Old Homes Have a Bed in the Ceiling?

Unlike the famous Murphy bed, which hides in a closet or wall to save floor space when not in use,...


How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

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If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses...


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!


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...

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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...


Homemade Bench Pucks

Rockler sells little things called Bench Cookies . They’re useful when you need to space projects above the workbench for...


Pipe-Clamp Bench Vise

Increase your workshop’s vise-atility with a 1/2-in. pipe clamp screwed to one end of your workbench. It works like a...


Table Saw Worktable

Turn your table saw into an extra work-bench with a piece of 3/4-in. plywood. Wood strips around the plywood make...


Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

Build this bench dog to make it easy to hold and work on flat and irregularly shaped project parts. Just...