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Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?

When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.


Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...

Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...

How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


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Check Out Early Sketches and Blueprints of the Getaway

Want to see some early sketches and blueprints of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first...


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Meet the Team Behind the Getaway

Meet our editors and creatives at Family Handyman who are part of the Getaway: a six-week cabin building project set...


4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

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

Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


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.


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


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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...


How to Earn Certification from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry

Looking to take your remodeling business to the next level? NARI certification might be the next step.


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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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...


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.

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Climbing Lumber Prices Continue to Complicate Home Building

Historically high lumber prices are forcing U.S. builders to call off projects.


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


Check it Out: DEWALT Cordless Stud/Joist Drill

We tested out this drill designed for rough-in work. Read on to see how it stacked up.


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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14 Expert Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints.


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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...