Tools, Gear and Equipment

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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.

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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24 Clever Storage Ideas for Stuff That’s Always In the Way

Camping gear, magazines, boots…they can take over your house and garage! Here are some really clever ideas for storing your...


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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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Oddball Amazon Products That’ll Make You a Better DIYer

Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this borne out more convincingly than in do-it-yourself home improvement. Here...

Best Gifts for Outdoor Lovers

The "outdoors" means a lot of things to a lot of people. These 11 gift ideas are aimed at the...


Giving Tuesday: 5 Handy Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Giving Tuesday is Dec. 1 this year. Here's how you can give back.

Vintage Family Handyman Feature from 1970: How to Repair Your Power Tools

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through step-by-step projects. To celebrate our 70th anniversary,...


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...


Avoid Pandemic Shipping Delays: Buy Our Favorite Holiday Gifts from 2020 Early

The holiday shopping and shipping season is shorter than usual due to the pandemic. Here are our favorite 2020 products...

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Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...


Stuff We Love: Carhartt Pac Winter Work Boot

Keep your feet warm, dry and happy with these high-quality work boots from Carhartt.


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8 Best Car Dog Barriers

If your dog can't sit still in the car, a dog barrier will ensure they don't end up in your...


Family Handyman’s Vintage Truck Ads from the ‘80s

As part of our 70th Anniversary celebration, Family Handyman takes a look back at the rough-'n-tumble trucks of the 1980s.

11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...


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Nonprofit Helps Girls Build the World They Want to See

Girls Garage is the manifestation of Emily Pilloton's mission to 'inspire a community of fearless builder girls everywhere.'


13 Ideas for Fishing and Hunting Gear Storage

Have your fishing and hunting gear organized with these awesome fishing and hunting gear storage options


25 Gifts for the Construction Pro in Your Life

Here are 15 surefire gifts that balance the comfort, power and durability construction pros need.


From the Pros: Best Tool Storage and Transport Ideas

Pros reveal their favorite tried-and-true ways to haul and store tools. Check out these ingenious solutions and see which ones...


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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


Fall Workwear You’ll Reach For All Season Long

As the weather turns crisp, invest in smartly designed workwear that will see you through this season and many more.


9 Ideas for Storing Hunting and Fishing Gear

There's nothing more frustrating than reaching for your fishing gear to only have your lines all tangled. Even if you're...

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11 Clothes Storage Ideas to Transform Your Closet

Keeping your clothing and accessories organized and tidy can be a daunting task, but living with a messy closet can...


13 Great Gifts for Woodworkers

There are no shortage of great gift ideas for woodworkers. From special woods to quality hand tools to the latest...


14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...


23 Incredible Tool Gift Ideas for DIYers

Give your favorite home improvement lover gifts that will help them get the job done. Here are 23 incredible tools...


10 Real-Life Wood Workbench Plans and Inspiration Photos

Fan Spotlight: These readers shared photos of their completed garage workbenches, many of which were built using our plans! Scroll...


Handyman Gift Guide

Our editors and Field Editors reveal their favorite gift ideas for our Handyman Gift Guide