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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.

11 Industrial Storage Racks that are Perfect for Your Garage

An industrial-strength storage rack can come in handy when you're trying to get your workshop, garage or commercial warehouse organized....


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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...

20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.


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Upgrade Your Garage With These Amazon Prime Day Deals

Clear your mind and your space with these discounted garage items during Amazon Prime Day.


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Bosch’s New Thermal Camera a ‘Staple for Any Toolbox’

The camera gives DIYers and pros an easy way to accurately measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance on almost any...


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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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Girls Garage Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."

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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.


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The Best Electric Pressure Washers: Reviews and Buying Tips

Once you use a pressure washer, you'll know it's a tool you can't live without. We tested and provided 10...


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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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What to Know About Attic Ladders

Do you have unused storage space in your attic? Install an attic ladder to reclaim it.

12 Ways to Keep Your Garage Shipshape During Winter

Take some time to get your garage in order this winter. Follow these tips to get organized and make sure...


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...


9 Things Everyone Who Cooks on a Griddle Should Own

If a griddle is your go-to kitchen gadget, your day is about to get a lot better with help from...


How to Install an Attic Lift

Send heavy loads to the attic—with the press of a button


Reader Project: Toolbox with Radio

Turn an old toolbox into a high-tech tool box with radio combo.


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How to Build a Desktop Catapult

Build this awesome desktop catapult with leftover wood, a couple of dowels and some rubber bands. Your inner child will...


How to Choose and Use Painter’s Tape

Apply painter's tape faster and more effectively so you can start painting sooner and make fewer mistakes.

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Using a Shop Vacuum for Dust Collection

Fittings, filters and accessories for turning your shop vacuum into a dust collector.


Build Your Own Melamine Closet Organizer

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From anarchy to order in a weekend! Melamine panels make it...


How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet with Doors

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet with doors. Here are the...


12 Heavy-Duty Garage Storage Racks

Getting your garage organized doesn't need to be difficult. There are plenty of products on the market to help you...


On-the-Spot Gear Stand

Bring light to new areas with a flexible gear stand


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.