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

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How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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

The Most Essential Products for New Homeowners

From cleaning supplies to tools, here's a list of everything you'll need for your new home.


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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....


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...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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

7 Genius Tips and Tricks for Working With Extension Cords

You can't get much done on a jobsite without extension cords. These field-tested tips for storing and using those cords...


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Simple Workbench Plans

With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench strong enough to hold a V-8 engine!

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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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8 Things Professional Housecleaners Do in their Homes Every Day

Ever wonder how some people never have mountainous piles of dishes in the sink, grime on the fridge handles or...


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How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.


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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...

20 Amazing Storage Products from Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight is a gold mine of affordable equipment for the DIY enthusiast. Here are 20 items that can help...


10 Ways to Organize and Store Plastic Bags

Having a barrage of plastic bags fly out of your cabinet every time you open it can be downright maddening....


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


How to Use Water Hammer Arresters to Stop Banging Water Lines

Stop water hammer with simple add-on arresters


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Pro-Recommended Painting Products for DIYers

We're always on the lookout for stuff to help us do our painting jobs better and faster. We scour the...

Simple Box Shelves

Custom-size and finish these super-simple box shelves for any room in the house


Leaning Tower of Shelves

This stylish but sturdy leaning ladder shelf unit will neatly hold your stuff—and you can build it in a day


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15 Things You Should Never Put Down Your Garbage Disposal

The modern garbage disposal has been a tremendous boon for homeowners and renters worldwide. It provides a quick and sanitary...


Easy Garage Storage Solutions

4 quick and simple DIY storage projects


DIY Toy Storage Bins

Storage for a family on the go


10 Ways to Repurpose Repurposing Projects That Aren’t Trendy Anymore

Tired of your mason jar lanterns or ladder shelves? With our tongue firmly planted in our cheek, we came up...


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it easy. Build your own white closet organization system with...


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

A huge work surface when you need it, compact storage when you don't

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How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and book bags, this simple bench and matching shelf might...


Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


12 Walk-In Closets to Die For

Who wouldn't want customized closet shelving, space for all of your shoes and boots, plus the added convenience of a...


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Easy Weekend Projects to Increase the Value of Your Home

Whether you paint your front door or add potted plants, these home improvement ideas can turn your house from not-too-hot...


How to Easily Dry the Inside of Latex Cleaning Gloves

It's easy to rinse off grimy latex gloves and hang them over the bathtub to dry after a cleaning job,...


Backward Jigsaw

An opening for an electrical outlet in the cabinet back directly below a breakfast bar was close to the counter...