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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 Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

Upgrade your kitchen cabinets with crown molding. We'll show you how.

The Favorite Tools of Pro Tradespeople

We talked to a collection of professionals across the trades to learn which tools they rely on most on the...


What’s In My Toolbox? A Pro Plumber’s Most Essential Tools

A long-time plumbing professional shares a look inside her toolbox.


Everything to Consider When Buying an Impact Driver

Work faster and better with a cordless impact driver.


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...

Stuff We Love: Carhartt Pac Winter Work Boot

Keep your feet warm, dry and happy with these high-quality work boots from Carhartt.


9 Ways to Dry Clothes Without a Dryer

Whether your dryer is kaput or you're looking for ways to save energy, drying clothes without a dryer isn't as...

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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....


How to Paint Concrete Floors

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


22 Weird Things You Can Really Buy at The Home Depot

The Home Depot is a virtual wonderland for homeowners and DIY enthusiasts. But if you spend enough time hunting the...


How to Paint Your Front Door

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

Fall Workwear You’ll Reach For All Season Long

As the weather turns crisp, invest in smartly designed workwear that will see you through this season and many more.


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...


Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas From Pros

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...


12 Cool Truck Accessories That Will Make Your Old Truck Smarter

These 12 truck accessories help you play catch-up with the latest, high-priced pickup trucks. Some are high-tech smart, some are...


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‘Shark Tank’ Star and Lowes Launch Home Improvement Competition

From specially designed hauling handles to an innovative soil testing system, hundreds of small business owners competed to be featured...

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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22 Clever Storage Ideas for Stuff That’s Always In the Way

Camping gear, magazines, boots…they can take over your house and garage! Here are some really clever ideas for storing your...


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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2022

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


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Oddball Amazon Products That’ll Make You a Better DIYer

Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this borne out more convincingly than in do-it-yourself home improvement. Here...


Family Handyman’s Vintage Ads from the ‘70s

In celebration of our 70th Anniversary, we're taking a stroll through decades of Family Handyman magazine pages to highlight the...


Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

The "outdoors" means a lot of things to a lot of people. These 11 gift ideas are aimed at the...


Giving Tuesday: 5 Handy Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1 this year. Here's how you can give back.


Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1970: How to Repair Your Power Tools

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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9 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Love

Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...


Avoid Pandemic Shipping Delays: Buy Our Favorite Holiday Gifts from 2022 Early

The holiday shopping and shipping season is shorter than usual due to the pandemic. Here are our favorite 2022 products...


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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

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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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


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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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8 Best Car Dog Barriers

If your dog can't sit still in the car, a dog barrier will ensure they don't end up in your...