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Framing Carpentry

Whether you’re putting up a new wall, building an addition or starting a home from the ground up, framing matters. Learn the necessary skills here.

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How to Add a Covered Entryway to Your Home

Take your home's basic facade to the next level. Add a roof over the entryway.

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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.


How to Use a Wood Chisel

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


Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


How To Find Affordable Lumber

Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...

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20 Common House Framing Terms You Should Know

Want to learn about house framing, but find the terminology confusing? Read this handy guide to common house framing terms.


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5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.

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Advanced Home Framing Techniques

Check out these forward-leaning framing techniques we used for building our Getaway.


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Tips for Saving Money When Framing a House

Save money up front and through the building process with these tips to frame a new house.


Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?

OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.


Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...


Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...

How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


Stuff We Love: 3 Distinctly Different Framing Hammers

This edition of Stuff We Love focuses in on three framing hammers with a variety of uses and nifty features.


Estimating Software Technology

What? You’re not using geospatial generated estimates? Read this article to find out why you should start.


Members of Congress Urge Federal Action on High Lumber Prices

With the cost of construction materials on the rise, homebuilders look to Washington for a solution to the biggest problem...


Everything You Need to Consider Before Buying a Hammer

Here's how to decide which hammer will work best for you and your construction needs.


Which Is The Best Kind Of Hammer Head?

Not all hammer heads are created equal. But which one is the best?


How to Build an Under-the-Stairs Storage Unit

Organized, easy-access storage — and lots of it!


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.

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How to Build a Dynamic Accent Wall

Turn a blank wall into a showpiece that transforms the entire room!


A Pro Carpenter’s Guide to Framing Basement Walls

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


Lumber Prices Finally Fell in October (But Are Still Way Too High)

Lumber prices dropped in early October, but not nearly enough, and now home builders and lawmakers are working together to...


Home Builders and Remodelers Optimistic Heading Into Winter

Remodeling and home building are in high demand, and industry pros anticipate no letup over the next few months.


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How to Make a DIY Dog House

Your dog will love it. And so will you.


Climbing Lumber Prices Continue to Complicate Home Building

Historically high lumber prices are forcing U.S. builders to call off projects.