Impact Drill: What It Is and When Do You Use it?
Impact drills, better known as impact drivers, are handheld tools designed to drive screws fast. We're here to help you...
Building the Ultimate Backyard
This Florida family had no idea how great their ultimate backyard would be once the Family Handyman editors were done.
The Easiest Carpet to Clean: Tested and Approved
Dirt clings to carpeting like nobody's business, but we've discovered a better carpet combination to keep your home clean. Plus,...
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.
How to Frame a Gabled Dormer
A gabled roof looks great from the outside and adds space and light inside.
14 Framing Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs
Build your walls straight, sturdy and plumb with these great tips.
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...
Save Big By Hiring Contractors Off-Season
Choosing the right time to hire home contractors can save you money and get better quality work. Here's the best...
Working With Steel Studs: Metal Stud Framing
How would you like to be able to frame a perfectly straight wall each and every time? It's possible with...
Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts
These will definitely get you out of a few jams.
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.
Check it Out: DEWALT Cordless Stud/Joist Drill
We tested out this drill designed for rough-in work. Read on to see how it stacked up.
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...
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...
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.