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Pro tips and techniques that will give you a helping hand in your daily life on the jobsite.

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What to Know About Building a House

There are different phases to building a house: planning, design, the actual build itself, as well as décor — all of which need to work within your budget. Our checklist helps move you in the right direction.

4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.


Innovations for Life

Family Handyman’s innovative homeLAB is an urban testing ground where editors test the latest products and share with readers how...


Estimating Software Technology

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


Electrical Questions Answered By An Electrical Inspector

Everything you wanted to know about breaker panels and more. A veteran electrical inspector answers your questions.

Tips for Tighter Miters and Better Coped Joints

New to construction? Want to brush up on your trim techniques? Check out this story.


Tips and Techniques for Finishing Trim

Achieving a flawless finish is all about proper prep, taking the correct steps, and applying the right product with quality...

A Simple Math-Free Method for Marking and Cutting Radius Trim

Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. Here, an expert trim carpenter shares their...


Building and House Wrap Installation Tips

House wrap isn't fun to install, but with the goal of energy efficiency, it's here to stay. There have been...