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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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    What to Know About Coping Trim

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


    Two Essential Saw Cutting Guides

    Ensure straight cuts with these two, simple cutting guides.


    How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

    Need a DIY idea for Valentine's Day? We've got you covered.


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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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    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...


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    How DIY Projects Are Helping People Through the Pandemic

    The skills DIYers are using and learning during the pandemic come with benefits far greater than that heady feeling following...

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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...


    15 Things You Should Think Twice About Donating

    Donating unwanted items to a local thrift store is a fantastic way to reclaim space in your home, donate to...


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    How to Winterize a 2-stroke Outboard Motor

    Get your boat motor ready for winter storage.


    Our 9 Best DIY Christmas Gifts

    Nothing says "Happy Holidays" quite like a homemade gift. Show your friends, families and fur babies you care with one...

    How to Use a Leaf Blower

    Clean up your yard safely and efficiently. Read on to learn how.


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    Simple Workbench Plans

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    With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench...



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    How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

    It's easy when you know what you're doing!


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    Why Isn’t My Car AC Blowing Cold Air?

    You're stuck in traffic on a hot day and warm air is coming from the vents. Not good. Here's why...

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    How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

    Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


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    How to Perform a Differential Flush on Your Car

    The differential is a vital part of every vehicle and it's easy to forget to replace the differential oil. This...


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    How to Build a Garage Storage Wall

    A customizable clutter-buster that turns your garage into a mudroom.


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    How to Build a Mechanized Storage Lift In Your Garage

    A high shelf that automatically lowers with the push of a button.


    8 Kirkland Items You Probably Shouldn’t Be Buying at Costco

    You'll probably find better deals on paper products elsewhere.


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    A Homeowner’s Guide to Buying a Lawn Mower

    How to pick the perfect lawn mower match for your property and your comfort level.


    How to Get Rid of Gasoline Smell

    To get rid of that smell, you'll need to do much more than mask it with a sweetly-scented spray.


    How to Build a Covered Sandbox

    Build this sandbox for your little sand-loving kids. The detailed plan includes hinged doors as a cover, to help keep...

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    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...


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    How to Clean Reusable Grocery Bags

    Here's how to clean reusable grocery bags, no matter what they're made of.


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    How to Safely Remove Disposable Gloves, According to the CDC

    Who knew there was a right and wrong way to remove disposable gloves? Follow these steps to maintain a protective...


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    8 Clever Tool Hacks

    Here's a great collection of tool hacks for every level of DIYer, from beginner to advanced. These simple tips and...


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    How to Clean White Shoes

    You'll thank us for these genius and easy tips for how to clean white shoes. Read on to learn how...


    How To Sharpen Tools

    Pros know that dull tools waste time and money. Check out these clever tips for sharpening a chain saw, shovels,...