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The Headlamp I Never Knew I Needed

This top-notch Fenix HM65r headlamp showed me the light when I thought my old headlamp was fine.

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The Eleven Percent: Meet Mary Kehl, Handyman Apprentice and Medic

Mary Kehl talks about switching careers later in life, building a house and what's in her tool bag.


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The Eleven Percent: Meet Melinde Madsen, Production Carpenter

Melinde Madsen talks about learning new skills, matching tools with her body type and what's in her tool bag.


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...


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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...

The Best Portable Air Compressors

Our favorite air compressors for whatever your pneumatic needs may be.


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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.


Registration Now Open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show

The popular industry event is back in person in 2022.


The Home Depot Partners With Buildertrend to Serve Pro Contractor Customers

The Home Depot teams up with one of the world's leading construction management programs.


White House Unveils Plan to Increase Affordable Housing

The U.S. needs more affordable housing. Here's how the current administration plans to get the country where it needs to...

Lumber Prices Are Down, So Why Are Homes Still Less Affordable?

Lumber prices have dropped, but homes are still prohibitively expensive. Here's why.


More US Homeowners Choosing Home Improvement Over Moving

Looking to make some major changes in your home? According to a recent survey, you're not alone.


Did You Know You Can Return Building Materials?

Clear up some clutter in your workshop and make a little money by returning those unused building materials.


White House Holds Summit On Housing Industry Supply Chain Issues

As supply chain constraints continue to limit home building, industry leaders met with government officials to plan a course of...


12 Things You Should Always Ask a Contractor Before Building a House

The idea of building a new home is exciting. However, if you don't ask your contractor the right questions prior...

Construction Employment Numbers Continue to Slide in June

The construction industry is having a hard time generating consistent job growth. How long will these labor woes last?


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Lumber Prices See Largest Monthly Price Drop in History

After skyrocketing all spring, lumber prices fell back to Earth in June. Here's a look at what's happening and when...


New Home Sales Fall Short of Forecasts in May

The housing market cooled off a little in May, but a busy and (complicated) summer looms for the home building...


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.


New Home Sales Dip in April Due to Cost Concerns

Housing affordability is becoming problematic as construction materials become more and more expensive.


Construction Production Drops as Material Costs Surge

Building homes is steadily getting more expensive, complicating matters for homebuilders and home buyers alike.

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The Home Depot Launches $250,000 Trade School Scholarship Program

Interested in going to school to learn a skilled trade? The Home Depot wants to help you with that.


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?


Trade School Students Win Scholarships From The Home Depot

The Home Depot is giving a helping hand to the next generation of construction workers.