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      How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

      Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

      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.


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      8 Bad Measuring Habits You Should Drop

      Consistently making bad cuts and wasting material? A bad measuring habit may be the cause. Learn about mistakes you may...


      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      A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration.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.


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      Check Out Early Sketches and Blueprints of the Getaway

      Want to see some early sketches and blueprints of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first...

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      Meet the Team Behind the Getaway

      Meet our editors and creatives at Family Handyman who are part of the Getaway: a six-week cabin building project set...


      How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

      Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.


      The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

      From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


      10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $500

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $500 you can make some...


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      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...

      Amazing Repair Products

      Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


      4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

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


      Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

      This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.


      Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

      These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


      Estimating Software Technology

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


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      10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


      12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

      A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


      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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      How to Build a DIY Nightstand

      Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


      Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing

      How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with...


      What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hammer

      Here's how to decide which hammer works for you, as well as our recommendations.


      Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

      Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


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      12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

      See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


      16 Amazing Cabins You Have to See to Believe

      From luxury mountainside cabins with a view to simple handcrafted log homes, there are cabins for just about every style...