What to Know About Coping Trim
Here's a quick little rundown on what to know about coping trim for inside corners.
Vintage Family Handyman Project from 1970: How to Build a Trash Compressor
To celebrate Family Handyman's 70th anniversary, we're sharing some projects from past issues, all the way back to our first...
How to Upgrade Your Shower in a Weekend
Get an impressive shower upgrade without breaking the bank or turning your basement into a jobsite.
How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom
Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet.
Sit or Stand: How to Make Your Own Adjustable DIY Desk
This customized DIY desk provides comfort whether you prefer sitting or standing.
How to Drive Screws Perfectly
For such a simple task, it's surprising how many things can go wrong when you drive screws. Stripped screw heads,...
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
The Best Carpentry Tips and Advice
We asked carpentry pros who have spent years pounding thousands of nails to pass along some of the best of...
How to Install Basement Windows and Satisfy Egress Codes
How to saw the hole, frame the opening and set a basement egress window
How to Use a Wood Chisel
Tips for sharpening and using a chisel, one of the carpenter's basic tools.
Jigsaws: How to Use and Cut With a Jigsaw
Use a versatile jigsaw tool to cut lumber, plywood, metal and tile.
Tips for Creating Face Frame Cabinets
Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s some great tips and sound advice...
How to Install a Bow Window
How to frame a rough window opening, install a new window, trim out the interior and exterior around a new...
Framing Basement Walls
A poor framing job can bring a whole mess of problems, so we asked a professional framing carpenter how to...
How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction
Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.