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Toolipedia: Drywall Screw Gun

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about drywall screw guns.

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What to Know About Coping Trim

Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.


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Compare all the Paint Colors of the Year for 2021

Decorating your home can be transformative and inspiring. A splash of color on just one wall can uplift your mood,...


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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1988: How to Make a Small Room Seem Larger

Family Handyman has helped DIYers improve their homes since 1951. As we celebrate our 70th anniversary, here are some vintage...

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Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See

Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'


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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...

20 Bad Spring Yard Work Habits You Need to Stop Doing

It's been a long winter and you're ready to start some yard work. But before you grab that rake or...


Stuff We Love: Plumbing Gear

This week's "Stuff We Love" covers plumbing gear that pro plumbers will want to have on their radar.


Create Smooth Walls: A Mudslinger’s Guide

Drywall taping is one of the most important jobs on any construction site. A skilled taper can hide a lot...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

Tstuds: Will This New Innovation Eliminate House Wrap?

Framing with Tstuds minimizes air infiltration in a home, reduces carbon footprints, and saves on electrical energy costs.


Toolipedia: Painter’s Tape

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about painter’s tape


Toolipedia: Drywall Rasp

Toolipedia: Everything you wanted to know about the drywall rasp.