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

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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 innovative and re-engineered Worx Nitro Switchdriver 2.0 drill/driver.

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

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


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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.


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 Find Affordable Lumber

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

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

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


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...

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.


4 Proven Methods for Creating Wood Joints

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


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

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

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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...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


Everything You Need to Consider Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer will work best for you and your construction needs.


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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.


Vintage Family Handyman Project: Add a Recycling Center to Your Home

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're flipping through the pages of some decades-old magazines and sharing a few...


How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.


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...


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...


11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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How to Make a DIY Dog House

Your dog will love it. And so will you.

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How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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‘Girls Garage’ Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."


12 Useful Home Depot Shopping Tips

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

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Learn how to make a picnic table you can build...