Great Goofs

Read these DIYers' embarrassing moments stories and DIY fails from the home remodeling and renovation trenches

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  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol 13

    Welcome to the funhouse! Plus in this issue, you’ll see some in-wall paleontology.

  • A DIY Fail Left Me Stranded!

    There are countless ways home improvement projects can go wrong. Sometimes it’s nothing more than an inconvenience or a little mess to…

  • 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.

  • 11 Epic Electrical Fails

    Most of the time, DIY electrical work is no joke…but sometimes it is. These handymen made some pretty big mistakes involving electricity, but…

  • 11 Hilarious Painting Fails

    You’ll want to avoid these 11 disasters when you paint your own home. Learn from these readers’ painting mistakes and have a laugh.

  • 20 Hysterical DIY Distasters

    It’s hard to nail down the 20 dumbest ones we’ve seen. Let’s face it: they’re all contenders. But here’s our best…

  • 30 Spectacular Fails Around the Home

    Blazing wheelbarrows, exploding toilets and flaming couch cushions are among the spectacular fails.Blazing wheelbarrows, exploding toilets and…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 2

    Home inspectors come across all kinds of crazy stuff. Here are 10 of our favorite home inspector nightmares. Read on to see what they are!

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 6

    This batch of photos from our buddies at Structure Tech in St. Paul, MN. illustrates the wide diversity of problems created by well intentioned…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 7

    Some are bad dreams while others are Rocky Horror Picture show level. See if you can figure out what some of these folks were thinking.

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 8

    In this installment of home inspector nightmares, you will be amazed by how much ceiling fan blades can droop. Plus, as usual, more stupid ways…

  • Home Inspector Nightmares: Vol. 14

    Here is another batch of creative solutions to everyday problems, like how to fill a tub from the ceiling and building your own electrical…

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