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    Try This Hack for Building an Inexpensive Glass Panel Door

    Make a glass panel door yourself without breaking the bank.

    What to Know About Hemp Building Products

    Hemp fibers have been spun into usable material for millennia worldwide. Here's what to know about hemp building products.


    How to Build 4 Different Styles of Path Lights

    Bollard posts are short, stout posts used around buildings or as roadway dividers. They resemble tree trunks, which are also...


    Can You Make Furniture From Clothes Hangers?

    A recent TikTok hack shows how to construct a table from coat hangers. It's a good start, but the procedure...


    Outdoor Living Trends for 2022

    Everyone is looking for their place in the sun. Whether it's a tiny balcony or a grand three-level deck, it's...

    Old Furniture: What’s Worth Restoring?

    From wooden chairs to antique upholstery, here's which old furniture is worth the time, effort and cost to restore.


    How to Build a Firewood Rack

    Keep your firewood stacked, off the ground and out of the rain with this easy-to-build firewood rack.

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    Does This Internet Hack for Hiding Screws Really Work?

    Not sure how to hide ugly wood screws ? We tested this internet hack that claims to solve the problem...


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    What To Know About Poplar Wood

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


    How to Build a DIY Radiator Cover

    Give your old-fashioned radiators some style. It's really not that hard, even if you're new to DIY. We'll show you...


    How To Make DIY Wood Wall Art with Power Carving

    Carve unique wall art with these awesome angle grinder attachments.

    How to Plane Large Boards With a Router Gantry

    Flatten big lumber without big machinery.


    How to Restore a Vintage Console Stereo

    Vintage style, modern sound!


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    Multimeter Symbol Guide

    When you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


    How To Build a Spinning Bar Cabinet

    This round cabinet has shelves that spin to hide, or show what's inside.

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    Reclaimed Wood: What To Know Before You Buy

    Save the forests and add rustic charm to your home by building with reclaimed wood. Here are some tips to...


    How To Build a Modern Wooden Floor Lamp

    Make your own statement light fixture with this elegant woodworking project.


    How To Build a DIY Danish Modern Chair

    You don't need a bunch of fancy, expensive tools to build this chair. Read on to learn how.


    Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

    An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

    Here's why we like this affordable random orbit sander from Ryobi.


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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Judaline Cassidy, Professional Plumber

    New York City's "feminist plumber" talks about essential workers, inspiring young women to join the trades and what's in her...


    How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

    Build this footstool and gain a perfect place to stow your stuff.


    5 Eye-Catching Window Painting Ideas

    Whether you like going big or prefer something more modest, these paint tips will give your windows a little extra...

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    12 Common Woodworking Terms You Should Know

    Novice woodworkers on the path to becoming confident woodworkers must learn the language and lingo to better understand instructions and...


    How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


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    6 Most Innovative Paint Technologies

    Painting the interior or exterior of a home keeps getting easier, and paint quality keeps improving. Check out these six...


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    18 Common Electrical Terms You Should Know

    Electricians know these electrical terms and you should too, especially if you plan to save money by doing basic electrical...


    How to Build a DIY Raised Dog Feeder

    Build this raised dog feeder so the Fido in your life can eat their daily kibble in style.


    Never Get Rid of an Old Phone Without Doing These 6 Things First

    Take these cell phone precautions before you hand off a trove of personal information to a total stranger.