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The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.

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12 Best Home Improvement Projects Under $100

A little can go a long way when it comes to home improvements. For just $100 you can make some big changes to your home.

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12 Exterior Home Trends You Can Forget About

See what's going on in exterior home trends so you can create more curb appeal for your home.


Fixing Warped Deck Joists

Warped deck joists can be a problem, whether you're building a new deck or resurfacing an old one. Joists dry...


How to Build an A-Frame Picnic Table

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Learn how to make a picnic table you can build...


Building a Deck: What’s Involved

A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...

How to Build a Porch: Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.


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7 Deck Building Tips from the Pros

Techniques for deck building, framing a deck, building stairs and railings and adding deck trim.

Reader Project: Dream Shed

Check out this version of The Family Handyman’s Dream Shed, originally published in the July/August 2013 issue. See what additions...


How to Build a Timber Frame Garden Arbor

You can cut perfect, old-style joints with standard tools...and keep all the fasteners out of sight