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Become a better woodworker with these projects, tips and ideas for building furniture, cabinets and other woodworking projects.

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How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to serve all those purposes, it must be highly organized. I customized two typical kitchen cabinets for maximum storage.

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Keep Your Tools Ready with an In-Cabinet Charging Center

This sliding station keeps your tools ready to go


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How To Build A Hidden Cocktail Bar

Done for the day? Press a button to order up your favorite refreshment.


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How To Build a Swing-Out Countertop

Need more counter space in your workshop? Here's a DIY solution.


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.

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How to Build a Bath Bench

This DIY bathroom bench offers a comfortable place to sit and a convenient place to store essentials. Build it in...


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

DIY Reclaimed Barn Wood Beer Caddy

Our family loves building together and we really lucked out when we got these beautiful reclaimed barn boards. We had...


38 DIY Projects That Cost Less Than $100 to Create

When you do projects yourself, improving your home costs a lot less than you might think!


50 Incredible DIY Home Projects

If you're looking to become a DIYer or if you've been a DIYer for years we've got an assortment of...


5 Outdoor Tables You Can Make

Good-quality outdoor furniture can be expensive and it can be tough to find just the right piece. If you've had...

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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10 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $250

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $250 you can make some...


How To Build a Herringbone Wine Rack

Build this herringbone wine rack before your next dinner party and your guests will be impressed with its simple-yet-stylish design—not...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

Learn how to build your own custom nightstand using minimal tools and moderate woodworking skills.


Wood Movement 101

Wood movement causes heartbreak when projects crack and warp. Learn how to master these simple techniques and save yourself some...

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...


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40 Outdoor Woodworking Projects for Beginners

You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor...


How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

Here's a quick and easy project to manage messes and spills.


How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


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10 Secrets of Amish Furniture Makers

Amish woodworkers take their craft seriously, and the heirloom furniture they produce is coveted for its impeccable quality, craftsmanship and...


Vintage Family Handyman Project: Add a Recycling Center to Your Home

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're flipping through the pages of some decades-old magazines and sharing a few...


How to Build an Easy DIY Folding Table

Build a solid, durable folding table in a day.

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DIY Shaker Cabinet Doors

A table saw is all you need!


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How to Stain Wood

Get a perfect finish on even hard-to-stain woods like cherry and pine


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The DIY Guide to Finishing a Table Top

34 tips for glass-smooth tabletop finishing perfection


How to Make Holiday Name Place Cards

These designs for one- and two-sided name place cards ensure your guests know exactly where to sit.


Family Handyman’s Vintage DIY Holiday Gift Projects

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, here's a look back at our December 1982 issue where we showed scrambling...


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How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table

A coffee table that becomes a dining table or a...