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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 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...


      DIY Treehouse Ideas and Helpful 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 sawing through 2x4's and pounding nails to pass along some of the...


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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...


      How to Make Your Own Adjustable DIY Desk

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


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      Impact Drill: What It Is and When Do You Use it?

      Impact drills, better known as impact drivers, are handheld tools designed to drive screws fast. We're here to help you...

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      Building the Ultimate Backyard

      This Florida family had no idea how great their ultimate backyard would be once the Family Handyman editors were done.


      The Easiest Carpet to Clean: Tested and Approved

      Dirt clings to carpeting like nobody's business, but we've discovered a better carpet combination to keep your home clean. Plus,...


      How to Drive Screws Perfectly

      For such a simple task, it's surprising how many things can go wrong when you drive screws. Stripped screw heads,...


      How to Frame a Gabled Dormer

      A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.


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      14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

      Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.


      The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice

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