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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 insights.

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...


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12 Woodworking Hand Tools

Woodworking requires many tools without any cords or batteries. Here are the essential hand tools for successful woodworking projects.


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8 Best Wood Glues

Wondering about the best wood glue for your project? A pro woodworker offers his top wood glues and when DIYers...


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Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

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

How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

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


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11 Woodworking Tools for Beginners

When you're ready to pursue woodworking as a hobby or to make your own furniture, these are the first tools...

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...


5 Best Hatchets and Axes of 2022

Looking to fell a tree or need a chopping tool for your next camping trip? Whatever the job, we've got...


10 DIY Tools You Should Own By 40

DIY tools in your 20s and even most of your 30s may only include some hand tools and a smattering...


How to DIY Laundry Shelves

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

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3 Shop Tools DIYers Always Reach For

Seriously, we can't get enough of these!


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...


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3 Ways for Woodworkers to Save Money

Woodworking can be one expensive hobby. High-quality blades, sanding belts and router bits are costly—and worth every penny. Here are...


How to Build a DIY Nightstand

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


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.


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Different Types of Wood Stains and Finishes

Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...


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...


How to Make a Paper Towel Holder for Your Kitchen

Here's a quick and easy project to manage messes and spills.


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9 Things Carpenters Always Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.


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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Stuff We Still Love: Pipe Wrench, Doweling Jig and Glue Gun

These three classic tools are as relevant today as when they first appeared on our pages decades ago.

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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...


Worx Launches New Line of Precision Power Tools For Crafters and DIYers

Worx's new line of precision power tools is designed with versatility and creativity in mind.


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Stuff We Love: Stuff We Still Love

We searched through 70 years of tool and product reviews to find our favorite stuff that has stood the test...


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Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See

Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'


How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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What Is a Chop Saw?

A chop saw (a.k.a. a miter saw) is a power tool made especially for accurate crosscutting of trim and lumber...