How To Deal With the Grooves When Painting Wood Paneling
Ready to paint that old wood paneling, but not sure what to do with the grooves? Get rid of them with joint compound.
Which Natural Weed Killers Will Work Best for You?
We talk with an expert about healthier choices for humans and the environment.
What Is German Smear?
If you're ready to revamp your plain brick house or fireplace but don't want to spend a lot of money,...
Everything You Need to Know About Dovetail Joints
Dovetail joints are beautiful, distinctive and strong. Here's a primer on how they work and how to incorporate them into...
Everything You Need To Know About Box Joints
Whether you're making a jewelry box, desk drawer or toy chest, the classic box joint creates sturdy and strong corners.
What Is a Butt Joint? The Basics
Butt joints are the easiest woodworking joints to make, but they aren't very strong and usually need reinforcement. Despite this,...
How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets
Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.
13 Types of Wood Joints and Their Uses Explained
Woodworking joints can be strong and beautiful at the same time. Learn about these classic types of joinery used by...
Firewood Measurements: What Do They Mean?
Do you need a full cord or just a half-pallet this winter? Understanding what firewood measurements mean will help you...
How to Care for Your Lawn During a Drought
Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.
5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck
When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...
Best Faux Painting Techniques
Check out these brilliant faux painting techniques DIYers can use on a variety of different surfaces. These tips will save...
Chalk Paint, Milk, Mineral or Latex—Which Paint is Best for Your Refinishing Project?
The rise in popularity of chalk-based refinishing paints has made it easier than ever to take on a paint project...
Shou Sugi Ban: The Art of Japanese Wood Burning
Learn how to use the ancient Japanese wood burning technique of shou sugi ban to create a unique shiplap accent...
How to Split Hostas
Splitting hostas will make for a healthier plant and will propagate new plants. Here's when, and how, you split hostas.
The Benefits of Planting Hostas
Hostas boast vibrant foliage, are drought tolerant and grow practically anywhere. But those aren't their only benefits.
What to Know About Building a Cabin or Second House
Here's a guide that offers helpful information and important considerations on building your dream vacation home.
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...
The Family Handyman Getaway Blueprint
Want to see the blueprints and sketches of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first envisioned...
When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?
The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...
Everything to Know About Strap Hinges
If you like to see your door hardware, choose a strap hinge. With two long, narrow, exposed leaves, a strap...
Get an Airtight Caulk Tube Seal
Done with the caulking job but the tube’s only one-third empty? Dip the nozzle into a can of Plasti Dip...
4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints
Make strong, long-lasting joints without needing years of woodworking expertise or a big budget.
The Drilling Tip Every DIYer Needs to Know
Wood screws are almost always easier to drive and less likely to split if you drill pilot holes first, especially...
Estimating Software Technology
What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.
When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?
Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.