Carpentry

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

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    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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    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!


    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.


    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.

    Climbing Lumber Prices Continue to Complicate Home Building

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


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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...


    Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

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


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    How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

    Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


    Fixing Warped Deck Joists

    Warped deck joists can be a problem, whether you're building a new deck or resurfacing an old one. Joists dry...


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    How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend

    Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.


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    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."

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    14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

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


    Amazing DIY Treehouse Ideas and Building Tips

    Advice and tips for building, attaching and furnishing your home in the treetops. Learn how to build a treehouse from...


    8 Carpentry Tips and Advice From Actual Professionals

    We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of...


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    11 Essential Tools for Carpenters

    I've been a carpenter for 40-plus years, but the carpenter tools I use daily haven't changed much from day one....


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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...


    Sit or Stand: How to Make Your Own Adjustable DIY Desk

    This customized DIY desk provides comfort whether you prefer sitting or standing.