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We Tried the Worx Switchdriver and It Really Is a Time-Saver

Sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  Us, too. That's why we tried this innovative and re-engineered Worx Nitro Switchdriver 2.0 drill/driver.

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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...


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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?

When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.

Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...


Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?

NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...


How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


Trim Carpentry Tips

Trimming is detailed work that requires patience, skill and just a little bit of a perfectionism. Here are some great...


Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.

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9 Things Carpenters Always Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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...


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


12 Useful Home Depot Shopping Tips

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


Why Are Wood Prices Going Back Up?

The price of lumber is climbing again. Here's why.

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