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

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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 serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

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8 Bad Measuring Habits You Should Drop

Consistently making bad cuts and wasting material? A bad measuring habit may be the cause. Learn about mistakes you may...


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.


The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.

10 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...


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Everything to Know About Strap Hinges

If you like to see your door hardware, choose a strap hinge. With two long, narrow, exposed leaves, a strap...

Amazing Repair Products

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


4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

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


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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...

How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing

How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with...


What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer works for you, as well as our recommendations.


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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.


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.

10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


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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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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1982: How to Build a Weekend Retreat

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...


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17 Most Common Carpentry Mistakes Beginners Make

A pro relays the 17 most common mistakes made by carpentry beginners, to help you bend the learning curve in...


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Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.


How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.


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Sawhorse Plans

Five great sawhorses for your DIY workshop

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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


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 Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

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