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    We Tried It: Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener Review

    Save money and bring dull and broken bits back to life with the Drill Doctor.

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    What To Know About Painting in the Winter

    Cold weather painting isn't ideal, but sometimes you just have to get a project done. Here's how to make it...


    (Sketch Up) How To Build a Rolling Clamp Rack

    As the saying goes, you can never have too many clamps. So let's make something to store them on!


    How To Use an Electric Planer

    An electric planer shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled into...


    Tips for Soldering Copper Pipe

    Intimidated by the thought of soldering copper pipe? We've got a collection of pro tips to help out at every...

    How To Build a Bathroom Vanity

    A bathroom vanity may seem too complicated for your skill set, but it's probably not. Just follow this sleek design...


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    What Is Paint Correction and How Does It Work?

    Paint correction restores your car's finish. It involves cleaning, paint touch-ups and polishing, and it's a job you can't hurry.

    How To Use Pipe Dope to Prevent Plumbing Leaks

    Wondering if you should use pipe dope on your plumbing projects? We explain what it is and when to apply...


    How To Make a Wood Serving Board

    A wood cutting and serving board is a beginner-friendly project you can complete in one weekend, with minimal tools.


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    How To Build a Birdhouse

    Get rid of that pile of wood scraps by making this distinctive DIY birdhouse.


    We Tried the All-New 2024 Toro TimeCutter SS4225 Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

    The Toro TimeCutter SS4225 is the revamped version of the classic zero-turn lawn mower. We tested it for ourselves.

    How To Make a Bird Feeder

    Assemble this DIY feeder with some scrap materials and copper sheeting.


    How To Build an Outdoor Dining Cart

    Elevate your tableside service at the next family barbecue with this easy-to-make cart.


    A Day in the Life: Jessie Cannizzaro

    A master plumber who owns her own business, Cannizzaro talks to Family Handyman about her journey and career.


    8 Refreshing Green Exterior Paint Colors

    Give your home a facelift with these fresh, modern green exterior colors.


    How To Give Outdoor Wood a Weathered Look in Just a Few Hours

    Like the look of worn, antique wood? Learn how to give outdoor wood a beautiful weathered look in just a...

    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find...


    When Should You Add Sand To Paint?

    Adding sand to paint provides traction on slippy surfaces and creates texture on walls or ceilings. Here's how to do...


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    Pro Tips for Interior Painting with a Sprayer

    Interior painting with a sprayer isn't all that difficult. With modern spray equipment and proper prep, a DIYer can do...


    8 Exterior Brick Paint Color Ideas To Transform Your Home

    Give your dated brick home a makeover with these go-to ideas from an expert.


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    Is There a Way To Paint Something So It Looks Like Wood?

    Create a wood-like appearance on any surface with the art of faux finishing.


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    The Right Way To Paint a Metal Roof

    Transform your roof with confidence using these expert tips for great results and a long-lasting finish.


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    Energize Your Home With Garden Media’s Color of the Year: Cyber Lime

    Connect with nature and technology while invigorating your body and mind by embracing Cyber Lime.


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    8 Essential Tips for Staining Maple Wood

    Do you have a maple woodworking project planned? It's tricky. Here's what to know about wood stains for maple and...


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    Why Painting Interior Doors Black Is Suddenly Chic

    You see a red door and you want it painted black? You're not alone! Here's what to know about painting...

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    8 Best Ways To Remove Spray Paint

    You don't necessarily have to repaint. Try these pro-approved methods first.


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    Your Guide To Painted Wood Waterproofing

    Exterior-grade paints are already waterproof. But if you go with interior paint outdoors, you'll need to waterproof it if you...


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    How To Spray Paint Safely

    Spray painting is fun and effective, but it releases toxic, flammable fumes into the air. A respirator for paint can...


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    Can You Paint on Metal with Acrylic?

    Elevate your next home project with acrylic paint on metal. Learn expert tips for durable, long-lasting results.


    9 Tips for Spraying Varnish on Wood

    Get flawless results with aerosol spray polyurethane cans.


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    Here’s How To Lighten Stained Wood

    Our experts explain how even the dingiest, darkest wood stains can be made lighter and brighter.