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    Can You Paint IKEA Furniture?

    Love a certain piece of furniture but don't love its color? Try painting it.

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    Family Handyman Approved: DeWalt Job Site Table Saw

    DeWalt has long been associated with great jobsite tools. This saw is no different.


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    8 Best Pine Wood Stains

    Got a pine project that needs some stain? Learn all about pine wood stain, important considerations when shopping and our...


    How To Make DIY Wood Wall Art with Power Carving

    Carve unique wall art with these awesome angle grinder attachments.


    How to Plane Large Boards With a Router Gantry

    Flatten big lumber without big machinery.

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    Landscaping Design Trends of 2022

    Landscaping is hot, as homeowners crave comfortable outdoor retreats for entertaining and stress relief. Here are seven landscape trends to...


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    13 Common Woodworking Materials

    Wood terminology can be mystifying. Avoid confusion at the lumber yard by familiarizing yourself with these woodworking materials.

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    What To Know About Pine Wood

    Wondering what you should know about pine wood before using it for a woodworking project? A pro woodworker gives his...


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    Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

    This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.


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    We Tried the AccuBrush MX Paint Edger That Makes Cutting In a Breeze

    One of the many weekend projects on your to-do list happens to be painting a room, but it's so time-consuming...


    How to Restore a Vintage Console Stereo

    Vintage style, modern sound!

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    Multimeter Symbol Guide

    When you need a multimeter for testing electrical equipment around the home, it's vital to know what all those symbols...


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    Family Handyman Approved: Wago Lever Nuts

    Wary of cheap, twist-on wire nuts? Then try these from Wago.


    How To Build a Spinning Bar Cabinet

    This round cabinet has shelves that spin to hide, or show what's inside.


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    Reclaimed Wood: What To Know Before You Buy

    Save the forests and add rustic charm to your home by building with reclaimed wood. Here are some tips to...


    How To Build a Modern Wooden Floor Lamp

    Make your own statement light fixture with this elegant woodworking project.

    How To Build a DIY Danish Modern Chair

    You don't need a bunch of fancy, expensive tools to build this chair. Read on to learn how.


    Family Handyman Approved: Zircon HD900 MultiScanner

    An easy-to-use stud finder and scanner, ideal for all levels of DIYer.


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    Family Handyman Approved: Ryobi RS290G Random Orbit Sander

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


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    The Eleven Percent: Meet Judaline Cassidy, Professional Plumber

    New York City's "feminist plumber" talks about essential workers, inspiring young women to join the trades and what's in her...


    How to Make a DIY Storage Ottoman

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


    5 Eye-Catching Window Painting Ideas

    Whether you like going big or prefer something more modest, these paint tips will give your windows a little extra...


    12 Common Woodworking Terms You Should Know

    Novice woodworkers on the path to becoming confident woodworkers must learn the language and lingo to better understand instructions and...


    How to Use a Wood Chisel

    Tips for sharpening and using one of the carpenter's basic tools, the wood chisel.

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    6 Most Innovative Paint Technologies

    Painting the interior or exterior of a home keeps getting easier, and paint quality keeps improving. Check out these six...


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    18 Common Electrical Terms You Should Know

    Electricians know these electrical terms and you should too, especially if you plan to save money by doing basic electrical...


    How to Build a DIY Raised Dog Feeder

    Build this raised dog feeder so the Fido in your life can eat their daily kibble in style.


    Never Get Rid of an Old Phone Without Doing These 6 Things First

    Take these cell phone precautions before you hand off a trove of personal information to a total stranger.


    10 Woodworking Joints You Should Know

    Woodworking joints can be strong and beautiful at the same time. Learn about these classic types of joinery used by...


    How to Build a Mid-Century Modern Storage Bench

    Embrace Mid-Century Modern style with this fully-functional storage bench. This project was part of a larger entryway makeover project consisting...