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 Find Affordable Lumber

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

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


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.


How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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

What You Need to Know Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer works for you, as well as our recommendations.


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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.


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How to Build a 2-in-1 Coffee/Dining Table

A coffee table that becomes a dining table or a...


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...

11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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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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‘Girls Garage’ Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."


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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...


How to Use a Wood Chisel

Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.

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How to Use a Benchtop Wood Planer

Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer


Amazing Miter Joint Clamp

Make these amazing miter joint clamps now so that you have them the next time someone needs a frame.


Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

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