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  • How to Repair a Load-Bearing Post

    Learn to identify the most common causes of floor sagging—and what to do about it. Learn the best tools and methods for lifting and…

  • How to Build Window Cornices

    Want to give a dreary room a dramatic facelift? Adding window or door cornices will bring freshness and style to any room décor.…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro

    Epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers. It can fill gaps and still retain strength, it’s waterproof, and it sticks…

  • 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, split board ends and…

  • Reader Project: Dream Shed

    Check out this amazing version of The Family Handyman’s Dream Shed, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue. Photo: Greg Reierson…

  • 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.…

  • Reader Project: Home Theater

    I built this 13×20-ft. home theater from scratch, only bare concrete foundation walls and existing load-bearing walls were in this room…

  • 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.…

  • How to Use Epoxy on Wood for Repairs

    Epoxy is the perfect material to make permanent repairs of rotting window sills, door jambs and exterior molding that are difficult to remove…

  • Install a New Stair Handrail

    If you have a loose stair rail, a weak stair rail or no rail at all, fix the problem by installing a solidly anchored railing like we show…

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