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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 Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

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

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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...


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...


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...


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.

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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...

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


How to Install Baseboard Molding, Even on Crooked Walls

Wall molding: Install great-looking baseboards on any problem wall.


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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...

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What to Know About Wall Studs

Wall studs are vertical pieces of wood or metal that help form the framework of a stud wall. New to...


How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.


Finish Carpentry Tips

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


How to Straighten Bowed Stud Walls

Minor tweaks make a major difference in the finished wall

Fool-Proof Wall Framing Tips for New Construction

Learn how to frame a wall and avoid common framing errors with these pro tips on framing a wall.


Simple Window Trim and Door Trim Guide

Window trim and door trim with old world elegance—it’s actually easier than standard trim.


Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.


Perfect Trim on Doors, Windows and Base Moldings

Tricks for getting tight-fitting joints on door and window casings and on base moldings.


Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use

Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.


No Cutting Corners: Tips for Tight Miters and Coped Joints

Tips for tight miters and coped joints.


How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers

These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.


Building Rock-Solid Exterior Walls

Hidden braces keep your house plumb and level

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Trim Painting Tips

Make your walls look perfect, your trim flawlessly smooth and your life drip-free.


Installing Window Trim the Easy Way: MDF Trim Molding

Low cost. Low stress. High style. Assemble the parts, then just nail them up! Is this the world's easiest trim?