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Waterfall Countertop Ideas We Love

Often seen on home improvement shows, waterfall countertops are gaining popularity as they offer a stunning look for nearly every style of home. The material used for the horizontal portion of the countertop continues down to the floor, wrapping the side of the cabinet. If you're considering the trend, here are 12 waterfall countertops to inspire you.

Giant DIY Garage Cabinet

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Store tons of stuff out of sight!


Routing to a T

An older-model drafting T-square—the kind with a wooden and plastic crosspiece—makes a great fence for routing dadoes for shelves in...


Quick and Accurate Dado Cuts

Here’s a neat trick to speed up cutting dadoes for shelves and other cabinet projects. Attach a 2-in. high wood fence...


Dado a Rabbet

You can precisely cut rabbets on cabinet and drawer parts if you clamp or bolt a 3/4-in. thick plywood fence...

16 Hand-Selected Reader Projects from The Family Handyman

Ranging in size, difficulty and design, these 16 reader projects are as unique as the DIYers who built them.


Build a Garden Storage Box

Keep tools and supplies right next to your garden

How to Build a Pine Garden Hutch

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Keep all your gardening tools close at hand in this solid...


Installing Large Garage Cabinets

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