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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 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.


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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...


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.

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.

Family Handyman’s Vintage DIY Holiday Gift Projects

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, here's a look back at our December 1982 issue where we showed scrambling...


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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 Make a DIY Dog House

Your dog will love it. And so will you.


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How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.

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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

Learn how to make a picnic table you can build in a day


Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets

Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...


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The ‘Secret’ Numbers For Cutting Crown Flat

Here is an easier, more precise method you can use to cut crown molding while it's flat on a miter...

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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


How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage

Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.


Trim Edge-banding with a Chisel

Check out this awesome edge-banding veneer trick.


How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight


Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

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