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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 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.


      Professional Tips for Efficient and Pain-Free Cabinet Installation

      Even the most experienced cabinet installers might learn a thing or two from this list of tips and tricks.


      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...


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      Trim Paint Tips for Smooth, Perfect Results!

      Our best tips for painting trim perfectly. You'll learn how to trim paint like an expert!


      Save Big By Hiring Contractors Off-Season

      Choosing the right time to hire home contractors can save you money and get better quality work. Here's the best...

      How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes

      How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window


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      What to Know When Painting Bathroom Cabinets

      All you need to know about painting bathroom cabinets, including tips and tricks of the trade.


      How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


      Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw

      Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.


      How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

      Learn how to make a picnic table you can build in a day


      Antique Painted Cabinets: Tips and Techniques to Try at Home

      Update the look of your kitchen by giving your existing cabinets a new, yet old look. Antique painted cabinets give...