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...
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.
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...
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom
Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet.
‘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."
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...
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...
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....
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.
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.
14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.