Fantastic Framing Tips the Pros Use
Here are some great framing tips that will help you build your walls straight, strong and fast.
Ceiling Panels: How to Install a Beam and Panel Ceiling
A quick, inexpensive way to transform a room—and a beautiful cover-up for damaged ceilings
How to Use a Power Planer
And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...
Reader Project: DIY Custom Playset
The Family Handyman reader, Nick was looking for a playset for his son. but he was not impressed with the...
How to Use a Benchtop Wood Planer
Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer
How to Build a Garage: Framing a Garage
Learn how to build a garage with these tips to help you plan, build a solid foundation, frame and more.
Third-Hand Crown Molding Hanger
Mounting long pieces of molding by yourself is a lot easier with this molding hanger.
Framing Tips Vol. 1
Clear communication is key This is how I stay organized with myself and the guys. The first picture shows how
Framing Square Drilling Jig
Want to cut holes in the same spot in a whole pile of workpieces? Read on to learn how to...
How to Frame a Window, Build Window Headers and Door Headers
These wooden “bridges” let you create lots of big openings without weakening the walls.
Reader Project: Year-Round Tree House
Jim Heim’s tree house is play-ready in any season. In warm weather, it’s an outdoor playground where kids can swing, slide and climb.
Reader Project: Timber-Frame Shop
From planning to finishing, Mike spent three years on his shop. He had lots of help from friends, but hired pros only for...
More Planing, Less Exercise
Fasten your portable planer to a board; then fasten the board to a miter saw stand. The stand’s board supports...
Reader Project: Dream Shed
Check out this version of The Family Handyman’s Dream Shed, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue. See what additions...
Reader Project: Showcase Wall
Check out reader Mike Farron’s rendition of The Family Handyman’s Showcase Wall, originally published in the December/January 2015 issue. Photos:
How to Remove Stuck Nails: Hammer Tips
Stubborn nail got you stumped? Try these tricks for pulling the toughest nails.