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Tear Through DIY Projects with the Family Handyman Approved Diablo Demo Demon Saw Blade

If you're planning on adding a window, knocking down a wall or re-roofing your garage, pick up a Diablo Demo Demon 24-tooth circular saw blade.

 

The 6 Best Wipe-On Wood Finishes

The ease of application and breathtaking results make wipe-on wood finishes beloved by pro and beginner woodworkers alike. These are...


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Woodworking: What To Know About Maple Wood

Wondering what you should know about maple wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker gives his...


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Woodworking: What To Know About Cherry Wood

Wondering what you should know about Cherry wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker gives his...


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Woodworking: What To Know About Ash Wood

Wondering what you should know about ash wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker gives his...

How to Install Crown Molding on Kitchen Cabinets

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


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What To Know About Hickory Wood

Wondering what you should know about hickory before choosing it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker shares his insights.

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Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


Getaway Resource Guide

There's a lot that goes into building a home. Here are all of the products and services we used to...


How To Find Affordable Lumber

Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...


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...

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.


Fix Wood Scratches with Walnuts

Simply rub a walnut over a scratch in wood several times. Then, with your fingers rub the scratched area. That's...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


10 Tools and Products Made in America

From a screwdriver set to engineered hardwood flooring, here are 10 made-in-America tools and products for DIY home improvement.

DIY Dictionary: Green Treated

What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced into it under pressure to...


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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.


How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


The 14 Worst Products Consumer Reports Has Ever Tested and What to Buy Instead

According to the nation's leading consumer watchdog, you should avoid these underwhelming home items. But don’t worry—we've got some great...


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


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12 Brilliant Uses for Your Leaf Blower

My wife and I live in the middle of a mature hardwood forest, which puts us knee deep in leaves...


Home-Made Miter Clamps

Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to do is cut a couple 8-in. x...


How to Build a Coat and Mitten Rack

This coat rack is easy to build with butt joints connected by screws that get hidden with wooden screw-hole buttons...

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