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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 Build an Infrared Sauna

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

    How to Build a Portable Sauna

    DIY a portable sauna? No sweat.


    How to Recess Hinges on a Door

    Learn how to mortise door hinges using a router.


    Metabo Nailed It with This Cordless Air Compressor

    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.


    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.


    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...


    Upgrade Your Backyard with Gabion and Stucco Walls

    Give your backyard a new look with these two DIY projects.

    How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

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


    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...


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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

    This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


    How to Use a Wood Chisel

    Tips for sharpening and using one of the carpenter's basic tools, the wood chisel.

    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...


    How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

    Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.


    How To Find Affordable Lumber

    Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...


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    20 Common House Framing Terms You Should Know

    Want to learn about house framing, but find the terminology confusing? Read this handy guide to common house framing terms.


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    5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

    Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.


    How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

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


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    Advanced Home Framing Techniques

    Check out these forward-leaning framing techniques we used for building our Getaway.


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    Tips for Saving Money When Framing a House

    Save money up front and through the building process with these tips to frame a new house.

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    5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

    When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...


    Building a Deck: What’s Involved

    A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...


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    Benefits of Using RTA Kitchen Cabinets

    Trying to decide what kind of cabinets you should hang in your home? Here's a look at what makes ready-to-assemble...


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    Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

    Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.


    How to Make Easy DIY Trim

    Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.


    Best Kit Homes for 2022

    Kit homes can be a cost-effective way to build your perfect retreat, but be aware: Some assembly is required.