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  • How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

    Create a polished concrete table with a solid wood base, with inlays of glass, leaves, tile or other materials. This project is simple enough…

  • How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

    Create an heirloom garden pathway or sidewalk by combining bricks or pavers with natural stone accent pieces. Learn the simple, time-tested…

  • 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 Cut Concrete

    Cutting concrete is a tough job, but it doesn’t have to be hard. Whether you’re cutting concrete blocks or slabs, walls or floors,…

  • Chimney Maintenance

    Cracks and spalling in a brick chimney can get worse fast, but the fix is easy if you do it in time. Two pros share maintenance tips that will…

  • How to Build an Outdoor Table

    Build this attractive, durable stone look-alike table in a day, using inexpensive concrete products available at many home centers. You simply…

  • How to Replace Spalling Bricks

    This article explains how to identify spalling on bricks, which causes them to deteriorate. It also tells how you can keep water away from…

  • Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

    Make a simple garden path from recycled pavers or cobblestones set on a sand bed. Learn all the details of path building, from breaking…

  • How to Handle Efflorescence on Brick Chimneys

    Efflorescence, a powdery white substance on bricks, can indicate a serious problem with chimneys. This article covers the possible causes of…

  • How to Install Stone Facing

    We’ll show you how to install stone facing on your house. This do-it-yourself alternative to real brick and stone doesn’t require a…

  • How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

    Build this simple, attractive fire ring with retaining wall stone surrounded by flagstone, creating the perfect spot for cookouts, family…

  • Reader Project: Fireplace Makeover

    I nearly fell over when we got the October 2015 issue of The Family Handyman—the cover photo could have been taken in our living room! My…

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