Carpentry

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

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    The 5 Best Biscuit Joiners, Tested and Reviewed by a Professional Woodworker

    Ready to "take the plunge" and buy a biscuit joiner? We put five leading brands to the test to find which is the best overall.

    Keter Folding Work Table Review: Tested by a Professional Woodworker

    Looking for an extra set of hands for your next DIY project? The Keter Folding Work Table might be just...


    We Tried the Hedgehog Featherboard for Straight (and Safe) Cuts on the Table Saw

    Get the precision and control you need to saw through your next woodworking project with ease!


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    Make Your Own Built-In Bookshelves with This Easy IKEA Hack

    Now you don't have to be a pro carpenter to get gorgeous shelves!


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    How to Build a Clothesline

    With a few tools and some concrete, you can easily construct this sturdy, long-lasting old fashioned clothesline for your home.

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    Finish Carpentry Tips Every DIYer Should Know

    Great results, even in bad situations. We'll walk you through the best tips for DIY finish carpentry.


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    Nominal vs. Actual Lumber Dimensions

    The difference between “nominal” and “actual” dimensions for items like 2x4 dimensions

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    How to Frame a Structure Using Energy-Saving Techniques

    Here's a framing technique that maximizes insulation space and reduces heat transfer through the walls.


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    10 Tips for Using MDF Wood

    MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use...


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    How to Build a Wood-Fired Hot Tub

    With this DIY hot tub, you can enjoy a relaxing soak right in your own backyard — without electricity.


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    How to Make Your Own Silverware Drawer Organizer

    Organize your kitchen utensils with this quick and easy project.

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    How to Build a DIY Workbench with Storage

    With plywood, MDF and these simple plans, you can build an inexpensive yet sturdy workbench that's perfect for your basement...


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    How to Build a Wooden Clothing Rack

    Is your closet overflowing with clothes? You can build this practical and stylish clothing rack in a day by following...


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    How to Build a Vertical Garden

    Time to grow up with these plans for a vertical garden.


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    How to Install an Egress Window

    Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.


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    How to Build Faux Basement Windows That Provide Real Light

    This project uses a slim LED light panel mounted in a simple frame to give you light and the illusion...

    If You See a ‘Tooth’ on Your Hammer, This Is What It’s For

    Ever come across this type of hammer and wonder what it's for? Here's the scoop.


    Best Hand Planers of 2024

    Hand planes are considered obsolete by some. I disagree. Every woodshop should have these...


    8 Best Handsaws of 2022

    These handsaws should be on your radar.


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    How to Build a DIY Infrared Sauna

    Get all the benefits of a sauna without the expensive health club membership.


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    How to Build a Portable DIY Sauna

    DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.


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    How to Recess Hinges on a Door

    Learn how to mortise door hinges using a router.


    We Tried Metabo Battery Powered Cordless Air Compressor – We Approve!

    Experience the freedom of running air tools without being tied to a wall with this Family Handyman Approved cordless air...


    How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

    Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.


    We Tried the Worx Switchdriver and It Really Is a Time-Saver

    Sick of the constant switching back and forth between different bits and tips?  Us, too. That's why we tried this...

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    Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

    If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo...


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    Build a Backyard Living Room with These 6 DIY Projects

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


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    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.


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    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...


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    How to Install Cabinet Crown Molding

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


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    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...