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IKEA’s Furniture Buy Back Program Launches Abroad Before Black Friday

IKEA's new international buy back program gives furniture a second life while reducing landfill waste. It's not available in the U.S. — yet.

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The Best Couches and Sectionals for Small Spaces

Even in the smallest spaces, there's room to make a big splash. Shopping for a comfy couch or lounge-worthy sectional...


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

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At first glance, this bench may look like a complex project....


15 Adirondack Chairs You Have to See to Believe

Nothing says easy outdoor living like the iconic Adirondack chair. With its wide arms, spacious low-slung seat, slanted back and...


How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

Elegant outside, enormous space inside!

DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway


The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway

If shoes are taking over your entryway, it's time to do something! A shoe storage bench is a simple, double-duty...

21 Bunk Bed Ideas for Instant Inspiration!

Fan Spotlight: These Family Handyman readers put their woodworking and carpentry skills to good use, designing fun and functional bunk...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Nelson Platform Bench

This is a classic mid-century modern bench design that you can buy for about $1,200 or build in one day...


Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

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


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Stripping Furniture: Tips for Refinishing

Make old furniture look new again in a weekend!

Home Remodeling Tips: Remodeling Your Ranch Home

Open up cramped spaces by expanding a small kitchen