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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Workshop

Want to maximize the time you spend in your workshop over the next year? Here are five workshop resolutions that will get you started off right.

12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


12 Shed Storage Ideas to Organize Your Space At Last

Don't let your shed become disorganized or overrun with junk! Instead, turn it into a well-lit, useful space that has...


12 Handy Hints for Using and Storing All of Your Fasteners

Every legit DIYer has a stash of fasteners in their workshop that can quickly become a disorganized mess. These tips...


53 Brilliant Gluing Tips and Tricks

Check out 47 of the most clever gluing tips and tricks from editors and readers of Family Handyman. You'll definitely...

13 Workshop Items to Incorporate into Your Interior Decor

Decor styles are constantly changing. If you're looking for a way to bring a rustic-chic look into your home, consider...


Use a Mouse Pad To Open Jars

Throw that extra mouse pad in a kitchen or workbench drawer and use it to loosen caps on jars and...

Second Hand for Plywood Cutting

Check out this clever workshop tip!


Miters on Tree Branches

Making rustic DIY decor? Learn how to cut tree branches easier with this tip.


Stowable Spray Booth

Make a reusable spray booth that's easy to store.


Soft-Touch Curve Sanding

Jazz up your vibrating sander for professional results on curvy sanding jobs. Place a piece of carpet pad or computer...

Circular Saw Luggage

An old bowling ball bag makes a great portable home for your circular saw. The saw easily slides in and...


Free Storage from the Grocery Store

We actually pay a lot for all the disposable containers we throw away. Those empty coffee bean sacks, plastic snap-lid...


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PVC Hacks for the Workshop

Transform scrap pieces of PVC pipe into storage sites for dowels and fasteners, courtesy of “tipfull” reader Al Miller. 


How to Build a Tool Dolly

Build this mobile tool chest and take all your tools to the job in just one trip!


Pegged Table Saw Tools

Are your table saw accessories where you need them—when you need them? Follow reader D. E. Warner’s advice: Attach pegboard...

Thick-Skinned Sandpaper

Reader Maggi Thomas sent us a cool sanding tip. Put duct tape on the back of sandpaper and cut it...


At the End of Your Nylon Rope?

Here’s another smart way to keep nylon rope from fraying when you cut it. Firmly wrap three turns of duct...


Picture-Perfect Picture Frames

To cut frame moldings faster, build this plywood miter gauge. You won't have to adjust to a conventional miter fence...


Power Tool Caddy

This plywood box with casters makes a perfect stand for small power tools such as jointers, table saws and drill presses....


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build a Sliding Pegboard Storage System

This project takes workshop storage to a whole new level, employing both sides of seven pieces of pegboard, all housed...


How to Build a Crate End Table

This simple end table project by Crates & Pallet includes a mix of wood and steel—and it’s so easy to...


Nail Bed for Trim Painting

Need to spray-paint or varnish a raft of trim pieces for that bedroom remodeling job? Here’s a cushy way to...


15 Frugal Workshop Storage Ideas

Most of these genius workshop storage ideas are likely in your home already. Click through the following 15 handy hints...

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Store Spray Paint in a Wine Box

Wine boxes are great for storing spray paint. The interior dividers are sized just right for the narrow cans, and...


Shoe Holder for Spray Product Storage

A hanging shoe holder makes an excellent storage solution for spray products in your workshop. Keep spray paints, lubricants, etc.,...


Reader Project: Genius Blade Storage

What should you do with an old CD holder, now that your music is stored digitally? Use it in the


Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

Build this bench dog to make it easy to hold and work on flat and irregularly shaped project parts. Just...


16 Reader Projects from The Family Handyman

We love seeing your versions of projects from The Family Handyman—so we’re showing them off! The following 16 reader projects...


Reader Project: Drill Dock

Using The Family Handyman’s Drill Dock project plans, originally published in the September 2017 issue, reader Carle Davis created a