Tools, Gear and Equipment

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

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Sharpen and Use a Cabinet Scraper

Once you try a cabinet scraper to smooth flat surfaces or curved sculpted forms, you’ll want to use it on all your projects. This tool has greatly reduced the sand-ing time in my shop. It creates a polished surface on even the orneriest wood, and it’s easy to sharpen and use. It’s avail-able for $7 at wood specialty stores.

Installing Large Garage Cabinets

With this 2x2 frame and panel system, you can add 80-plus cubic feet of storage in an afternoon