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DIY Dictionary: Green Treated

What does 'green treated' refer to? Green treated refers to wood that's had preservatives forced into it under pressure to help protect it against...

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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...


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9 Things Carpenters ALWAYS Do Working On Their Homes

Ever wonder what practices, principles, tools and materials pro carpenters can't live without? Discover nine of them so you can...


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Every Tool You Need to Work Side Jobs as a Carpenter

Considering a side gig as a carpenter? Make sure you have these essential carpentry tools.

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Stuff We Still Love: Pipe Wrench, Doweling Jig and Glue Gun

These three classic tools are as relevant today as when they first appeared on our pages decades ago.


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...


Worx Launches New Line of Precision Power Tools For Crafters and DIYers

Worx's new line of precision power tools is designed with versatility and creativity in mind.


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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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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.'


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How to Increase Storage Space In Your Bathroom

Turn unused bathroom space into a hidden yet functional cabinet. 


10 DIY Tools You Should Own By 40

DIY tools in your 20s and even most of your 30s may only include some hand tools and a smattering...


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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...


Stuff We Love: Woodworking Tools

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

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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...


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...


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Hand Tool Hacks and Modifications for Woodworking

Hand tools normally work perfectly for the job they were intended. But sometimes, you need modify that hand tool—make a...


Clamping Table Basics: Put Them to Work

Clamps grab and hold like no other tool can. Here's how to squeeze the most out of yours.