Carpentry

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

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Upgrade Your Backyard With These 6 DIY Projects

Check out these projects that will turn your backyard into an inviting outdoor living space.

How to Build a Firewood Rack

Keep your firewood stacked, off the ground and out of the rain with this easy-to-build firewood rack.


How to Build a Composite Boardwalk and Accent Walls

Lead friends and family into your backyard with a beautiful, maintenance free boardwalk and accent walls that you can build...


Upgrade Your Backyard with Gabion and Stucco Walls

Give your backyard a new look with these two DIY projects.


How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.

How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using one of the carpenter's basic tools, the wood chisel.

How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.


How To Find Affordable Lumber

Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...


How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


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Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.

How to Make Easy DIY Trim

Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.


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...


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.


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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...


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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.


9 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...


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...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


Best Practices for Trim Removal

There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...

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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.


Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


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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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How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Get a pro-quality look with a DIY budget


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...


How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.