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How to Make Solar-Powered House Numbers

Your dinner guests will never miss your house again once you install these solar-powered house numbers.

13 DIY Projects Your Whole Family Can Do Together

Getting kids involved in DIY projects at an early age will help them gain confidence and skills they will put...


Vintage Family Handyman Project: Add a Recycling Center to Your Home

In celebration of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're flipping through the pages of some decades-old magazines and sharing a few...


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Vintage Family Handyman Woodworking Projects: Toys from the ‘80s

In honor of Family Handyman's 70th anniversary and with the holiday season in full swing, take a look at these...


How to Make Holiday Name Place Cards

These designs for one- and two-sided name place cards ensure your guests know exactly where to sit.

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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...


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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...

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How to Make a DIY Dog House

Your dog will love it. And so will you.


Transform an Old Crate into a Stylish Side Table

Get the step-by-step guide on this simple design that doesn’t sacrifice style or storage space


Perfect Patio Chairs

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A classic design, reinvented for comfort and easy building


16 Tips to Get the Best Plywood for Your Buck

16 money-saving plywood tips to help you build better cabinets and furniture. Check out our best tips for getting your...

How to Build an Outdoor Storage Bench

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


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Hexagon Shelves

Build these modern shelves to spice up your living space and add a bit of storage.


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DIY Picture Frame With Mitered Corners

Watch this video and learn how to make do it yourself picture frames with eight flawless mitered corners in less...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build An Adjustable Sawhorse

Add these ingenious, handy, adjustable sawhorses to your jobsite arsenal.


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...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood for an inexpensive and very...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build Speaker Stands

Build these custom speaker stands, and learn a simple angle-finding technique in the process.


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build A Collapsible Dog Ramp

This simple dog ramp collapses down to a compact size that fits easily under a bed or sofa or inside...


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...

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The Top 7 Reasons Why Pallet Creations are So Out

You may like the look of furniture and home decor made from pallets, but once you know more about that...


How to Make an Industrial Serving Tray

The industrial style became popular when urban pioneers began converting old warehouses and factories into living spaces and offices. Characterized...


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 Key Hanger With Reclaimed Wood

Spice up your entryway by creating this rustic key hanger using reclaimed wood. The whole project takes about an hour...


Saturday Morning Workshop: How To Build a Floating Shelf with Secret Drawer

Learn how to make this sleek, modern floating shelf with a secret hiding place for your valuables.


Bargain-Basement Bench Dogs

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