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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.

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Different Types of Wood Stains and Finishes

Wood stains and finishes can make ordinary wood look gorgeous and gorgeous wood look ordinary. It's all in choosing the...


How to Make a Simple DIY Jewelry Box

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


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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Stuff We Love: Stuff We Still Love

We searched through 70 years of tool and product reviews to find our favorite stuff that has stood the test...


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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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14 Things Home Depot Employees Won’t Tell You

The Home Depot offers a wealth of materials, resources and a customer-friendly return policy. But there are a few secrets...


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What Is a Chop Saw?

A chop saw (a.k.a. a miter saw) is a power tool made especially for accurate crosscutting of trim and lumber...

Tips for Ripping Wood

Our expert tips for straighter, faster and safer rip cuts.


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...


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.


Woodworking: Techniques to Cut Circles With a Band Saw

Cut clean, smooth circles with your bandsaw

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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 Build A Wall-Mounted Bike Rack With Storage

This two-hour project for a wall-mounted bike rack is a simple yet inventive way to get your bike off of...


How to Build a Whirligig

Folk art whirligigs fashioned from scraps of wood and metal have been popular for hundreds of years. In fact, George...


Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools

Marty Dyck shares three tools that all woodworkers should have around their workshop.


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DIY Picture Frame With Mitered Corners

Watch this video and learn how to make do it yourself picture frames with eight flawless mitered corners in less...


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.

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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...


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Wood Finishes That are Food Safe

Choosing the correct finish is always a tough job, and when it comes to food safe finishes, that decision can...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: How to Build Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood for an inexpensive and very...


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...


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Saturday Morning Workshop: Portable Laptop Computer Stand

Make this ingenious, compact laptop stand in an hour with only a jigsaw, a drill, sandpaper and $10 in materials.


Bench Grinders: Choosing the Right Wheel

Keep your grinder running smoothly