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

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Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take a look at 10 of their awesome indoor projects.

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

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


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

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


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.

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How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

Get a pro-quality look with a DIY budget


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 

Antique Painted Cabinets: Tips and Techniques to Try at Home

Update the look of your kitchen by giving your existing cabinets a new, yet old look. Antique painted cabinets give...


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...


How to Install Kitchen Cabinets

With these basic techniques, you can learn how to install kitchen cabinets straight, solid and true


How to Install Cabinets Like a Pro

Tips for how to install cabinets successfully. Learn how to hang kitchen wall cabinets and install island cabinets with these...

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Face Frame Cabinet Building Tips

Cabinet building advice from the Family Handyman pros


How to Install Cabinet Hardware

Get knobs and pulls right the first time.


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Shortcuts for Custom Built Cabinets

DIY built ins such as built-in cabinets, bookcases, and shelving are faster, easier and better with these tips from a...


Cabinet Refacing: How to Reface Kitchen Cabinets

Get the look of new cabinets in one weekend for one-third the cost!


How to Refinish Kitchen Cabinets

Bring new life to your old cabinets

The Surefire Way to Clean Grease Off of Your Kitchen Cabinets

Tired of the grime on your kitchen cabinets? We've got all the tips you need on how to clean your...


Home Repair: How to Fix Kitchen Cabinets

Quick solutions to the most common cabinet problems


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


Frameless Kitchen Cabinets

A pro shows you the special installation techniques for these 'Euro-style' cabinets.


How to Refresh Kitchen Cabinets

Renew old kitchen cabinets in a weekend!


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon


How to Plan for Kitchen Cabinets

Last year, my son and I bought a 25-year-old, rundown foreclosed house, really cheap.

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