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15 Weird Objects Our Readers Found Lurking Behind Their Walls

From old newsprint to weapons to mummified animals, we asked our readers to show us treasures they found behind the walls of their homes. They didn't disappoint.

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How to Finish, Frame, and Insulate a Basement

With special framing and insulating techniques, your basement can be as comfortable as any other room in your home. Find...


How to Install Under Cabinet Lighting in Your Kitchen

Add dramatic under cabinet lighting in a weekend without tearing up your walls to install the wiring.


Framing Basement Walls

A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...


A Drier Basement with DRYLOK EXTREME

As a contractor, finished basements always make me a little nervous, and I usually won’t take on a basement job...

Metal Studs: How to Use and Frame With Metal Studs

Tools and techniques for building basement and partition walls with steel studs.


How to Install a Terraced Window Well in Your Basement

How to build a series of low walls around your basement windows to let in more light.

How to Fix a Cracked Basement Wall

A long, horizontal crack in a basement block wall may indicate a dangerously weakened wall.


Waterproofing Products Help Keep Basements Dry

A little inspection and finishing work will go a long way in keeping your basement dry.


Create a Bright, Dry Space in a Damp, Gloomy Basement

Create an exercise space in an unfinished basement, but first coat the walls with Drylok to prevent excess moisture.