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Carpentry

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

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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.


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.

How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

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


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

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.


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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.


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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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Sawhorse Plans

Five great sawhorses for your DIY workshop


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How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table

A coffee table that becomes a dining table or a...


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.


Simple Hacks to Maximize Your Sawhorses

How to get the most from folding metal horses—and other breeds

How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


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How to Use a Benchtop Wood Planer

Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer


Framing Square Drilling Jig

Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...


Top Trim Carpentry Tools

A veteran trimmer reveals his secret weapons


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How to Build Small Sawhorses

Baby saw horses for the shop


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How to Use a Block Plane

Tips for using and sharpening the versatile block plane.


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws

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