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  • Title Your Finishing Cans

    If you have 10 years’ worth of rectangular solvent and finish cans on your shelf, try this awesome solution.

  • Flawless Surface Prep

    Anxious to put varnish on that freshly sanded project? Well, just hold on for a second!

  • 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.

  • Poly Finish with No Runs, Drips or Bubbles

    If the project you’re finishing features spindles, legs, nooks or crannies, switch from a regular to a wipe-on polyurethane.

  • Roll-Around Worktable

    Most layout, assembly and finishing jobs in Travis’s shop happen on a 4 x 6-ft. rolling worktable.

  • Euro-Hinge Drilling Jig

    Travis’ homemade drill jig caught my eye when he was drilling holes for Euro-style hinges.

  • Drill-Depth Stopper

    You know the trick of wrapping tape around drill bits to gauge hole depths while drilling. But the edge of the tape becomes tattered. Solve…

  • How to Build a Bookcase with Crates

    This multifunctional project features crates and beautiful wood boards for a stylish, modern look.

  • How to Bend Wood

    Curved hardwood nosing on a countertop can really make your project stand out. Here’s how to make a 3/4-in. laminated hardwood nosing…

  • Understanding Plywood Grades

    We take the mystery out of the plywood grading system and show you what you will get in each grade. The higher the grade the better quality you…

  • How to Sand Wood Faster

    Sanding wood can get boring, but you can finish this tedious chore in as much as half the time—and with better results—if you know…

  • How to Cut Curves in Wood

    Mark, cut and fine-tune curves in wood, using routers, saws and other simple tools, by following these expert techniques. You can master them…

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