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Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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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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    How To Build a 2-in-1 Workbench and Bar Top

    Add LEDs set in epoxy for a custom, high-tech work surface.


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    10 Best Plants for Hydroponic Gardens

    How does your garden grow? To its max potential, if you choose the easiest and best plants for hydroponics.


    How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


    How to Keep Deer and Other Pests Away from Your Hostas

    Deer, rabbits and other animals love hostas just as much as gardeners. Here are some easy ways to keep these...

    How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

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


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    What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

    When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....

    DIY Home Inspection Tools

    Spot expensive problems before you make an offer on a new home


    How to Paint Concrete Floors

    Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.


    Stripped Screw Hack: Use a Rubber Band to Grip Stripped Screws

    Place a wide rubber band in between the screw driver and the tripped screw head, then apply hard, but slow...


    A New Use for an Old Paintbrush

    Check out how you can turn one tool into another!

    14 Steel Wool Uses and Applications

    Steel wool pads can be used for a lot of things around the home. Check out some of our favorite...


    How to Paint Your Front Door

    Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


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

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


    How to Keep Things Clean On a Construction Site

    Keep your construction gear sparkly clean and your jobsites tidy with these pro cleaning tips.


    5 Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Landscaping Tools

    We got advice from the owner of a landscape company on how to keep gear and tools running at optimal...

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    When Should You Start Mowing Your Lawn in the Spring?

    Keep these things in mind before mowing your lawn for the first time this spring.


    12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

    A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


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    Should You Cut Wet Grass After it Rains?

    We address the age-old dilemma of whether to cut wet grass or wait until it dries.


    How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


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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.


    Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

    Ensure straight cuts with these two, simple cutting guides.


    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...


    How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

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

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    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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    8 Clever Tool Hacks

    Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and...


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    Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

    Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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    Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

    To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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    How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic

    The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...


    How to Install an Outdoor Security Camera

    We'll walk you through the simple DIY and tech involved.