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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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    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...


    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


    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...


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    How To Build a Raised Dog Bed

    Keep your dog off the furniture and up off the cold floor.

    Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

    Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


    Family Handyman’s Vintage Authentic Oak Ice Chest Project

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


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    8 Best Couches and Sectionals for Small Spaces

    Even in the smallest spaces, there's room to make a big splash. Shopping for a comfy couch or lounge-worthy sectional...


    11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

    Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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    How to Make a DIY Dog House

    Your dog will love it. And so will you.

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    How to Make Your Own Barn Wood

    It’s easy to do, looks authentic and saves you a fortune!


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    How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench: Super Simple $50 Bench

    Got two hours to kill? Do we have a workbench for you!


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    How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

    Your whole family will love this fun yard game.


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    Stuff We Love: Stuff We Still Love

    We searched through 70 years of tool and product reviews to find our favorite stuff that has stood the test...


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    How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

    Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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    The Best Space-Saving Dorm Room Furniture

    The right dorm room furniture can make drab college housing feel much more homey, and these space-saving products are ideal...