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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 DIY Laundry Shelves

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

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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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....


Convertible Miter Saw Station Plans

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


Backward Jigsaw

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

Trash Bag Dispenser

You can build a simple dispenser for your trash bags using 1/2-inch pipe and a few fittings. Screw a floor...


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...

Paper Towel Roll Bag Storage

Stuff as many plastic grocery bags as possible into an empty paper towel roll. Then toss the roll in a...


The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets

Random orbital sanders do the best job of finish-sanding wood.


How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid pine cabinet


Storing Your Compact Compressor

Save floor space and get organized with this sturdy compressor stand

Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

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