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All the tools and supplies for your home improvement projects in one place. Dive in and find the right tool for the job.

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How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.

How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

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


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What to Do Within the First Year After Moving Into Your New Home

When you move into your new home, there are a number of cleaning tasks, basic projects and upgrades to consider....


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...


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How To Build a 2-in-1 Workbench and Bar Top

Add LEDs set in epoxy for a custom, high-tech work surface.

How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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


How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

How to Paint Your Front Door

Spruce up your house by painting your front door. It's an easy DIY project.


12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


How to Make a DIY Bread Box

Back in the day, people stored their bread in a special box in the kitchen or pantry. Relive those days...

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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor

To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...


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Simple Workbench Plans

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With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a...


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.

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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...


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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


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Tips for Better Drywall Taping

Simple tricks for fast, flawless drywall finishing


Saturday Morning Workshop: Folding Mobile Workbench

Build this handy mobile workbench that folds up to only 7 in. You only need two hours, some 2x4s, 3/4-in....


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.


Garage Workbench

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This simple garage workbench folds out to make a spacious...

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How to Build a Compact Folding Workbench with Storage

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Fit a huge work area into a small space with...


Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


How to Use a Pressure Washer

Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.


How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!