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Tools, Gear and Equipment

The Family Handyman editors share everything about the best tools, gear and equipment for DIYers.

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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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How to Build a Garage Storage Wall

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


How to Lay Mosaic Tiles

A handy guide to laying and setting mosaic tile from one of our most trusted tile experts. Plus, a quick...


DIY Entryway Bench With Shoe Storage

Build the perfect little shoe bench for your entryway

How to Build an Entryway Coat Rack and Storage Bench

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If your entryway is littered with shoes and jackets, purses and...


Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.

The Best Shoe Storage Bench for Your Entryway

If shoes are taking over your entryway, it's time to do something! A shoe storage bench is a simple, double-duty...


Bench Grinders: Choosing the Right Wheel

Keep your grinder running smoothly


15 Things All DIYers Should Know About Bench Grinders

A bench grinder is probably not a tool you’ll use every day. However, if it’s available and set up correctly,...


How to Sharpen Tools

A bench grinder, file and cone-shaped blade balancer are the key tools for creating a sharp edge and well-balanced blade....

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How to Use a Benchtop Wood Planer

Smooth rough lumber, clean up sawn edges and reclaim salvaged boards with a wood planer


Trigger-Style Bench Clamps

Make your clamps even more useful with this amazing, quick trick.


Table Saw Worktable

Turn your table saw into an extra work-bench with a piece of 3/4-in. plywood. Wood strips around the plywood make...


Reader Project: Hefty Woodworking Bench

So what do you do with a 30-year old cedar deck and a sagging dining room table?  If you are...


Handy Rag Cutter

Clamp a sharp utility knife in my bench vise to start cuts before tearing the material into smaller rags. You...

Reader Project: Super Bench

We love seeing different spins on our projects, such as this Super Bench by reader Charles Brown. The plans were



Wood Work Bench

Rugged, compact and easy to build


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Table Saw Tips and Techniques

Do more with your table saw


Install Mosaic Tile

In some ways, setting mosaic tile is just like setting any other tile. But because the individual tiles are small...