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

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    Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing

    How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with...


    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.


    Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

    Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


    13 Amazing Cabins You Have to See to Believe

    From luxury mountainside cabins with a view to simple handcrafted log homes, there are cabins for just about every style...


    Best Practices for Trim Removal

    There’s an art to removing trim. Learn how to salvage the trim you want, while keeping the collateral damage to...


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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.


    Cutting and Installing Plastic Trim

    Learn the secrets of successful PVC trim installation.


    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.


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    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

    To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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    9 Things Carpenters Always Do Working On Their Homes

    Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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    Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1982: The Dome Home

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...


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    How to Spray Paint Kitchen Cabinets

    Get a pro-quality look with a DIY budget


    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...


    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1982: How to Build a Weekend Retreat

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary, here's...


    Family Handyman’s Vintage Handy Hints from the ’80s

    In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th Anniversary, we're taking a scroll through the archives and sharing some of the hints,...


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    17 Most Common Carpentry Mistakes Beginners Make

    We talked to a pro to learn the most common mistakes made by carpentry beginners to help you bend the...

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    Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

    Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.


    How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

    Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.


    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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    Interior Trim Work Basics

    All the trim basics from start to finish, plus a clever way to get those miters tight


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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.

    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...