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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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    33 Bookcase Projects and Building Tips

    A bookcase or shelf is an extremely useful home storage system. In this collection, you'll discover 33 project plans and learn building tips to maximize your bookcase or shelf's storing capacity.

    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.


    19 Best Garage Storage Ideas for Maximizing Space

    Organizing your garage is a daunting task, but we've got you covered with these garage storage ideas for maximizing space.


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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...

    10-Minute House Repair and Home Maintenance Tips

    Simple fixes to household headaches that take 10 minutes or less — these home repairs are quick and easy.


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    Sling Chair Simplified

    Tackle this woodwork and leather project in one weekend.


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    The Best Wood for Cutting Boards

    The right cutting board is easy to clean, gentle on your knives and looks great, too. So which type of...


    10 DIY Projects To Make Work-From-Home Life Easier

    Don't be stuck with a lousy workspace. These 10 DIY projects will make your work-from-home experience MUCH easier.


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    Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1982: How to Make a Party Lantern

    Add just the right light to your next backyard soiree.


    Vintage Backyard Games Projects from 1970

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


    10 Woodworking Basics You Should’ve Learned in Shop Class

    Just because you slacked off in your high school shop class doesn’t mean you can’t learn woodworking now. Get started...


    The 10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Beginners Make

    Don't worry, every skilled woodworker started out at as a beginner, struggling to cut a straight line. Here are 10...

    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...


    Vintage Family Handyman Project: All-in-One Youth Bed

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


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    Vintage Family Handyman Woodworking Projects: Toys from the ‘80s

    In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary and with the holiday season in full swing, take a look at these...


    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1983: Teach Your Children the Joys of Woodworking

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


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    10 Chairs for Small Spaces and Rooms

    If you live in a small home, these stylish, functional and — most importantly — compact chairs could be just...


    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.


    Shop Local with These 10 Holiday Gifts From Small Businesses

    From handmade pottery to cutting boards, smudge sticks and a customized Xbox gaming station, local vendors are delivering quaint and...


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    IKEA’s Furniture Buy Back Program Launches Abroad Before Black Friday

    IKEA's new international buy back program gives furniture a second life while reducing landfill waste. It's not available in the...


    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...