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The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.

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

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


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

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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

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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

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    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.


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


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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.


    10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

    Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


    10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

    Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


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    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

    To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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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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    Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1982: The Dome Home

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...

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    Vintage Family Handyman Project: Add a Recycling Center to Your Home

    In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're flipping through the pages of some decades-old magazines and sharing a few...


    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1982: How to Build a Weekend Retreat

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...


    Family Handyman’s Vintage Handy Hints from the ’80s

    In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, we're taking a scroll through the archives and sharing some of the hints,...


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    17 Most Common Carpentry Mistakes Beginners Make

    A pro relays the 17 most common mistakes made by carpentry beginners, to help you bend the learning curve in...


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    Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

    Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.


    How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

    Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.