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9 Things Everyone Should Know About Chainsawing

A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.<p>A fallen tree can become a tangled mess. But with the right gear and techniques, you can quickly and easily turn it into next year's fuel.

How to Fix That Worn-Out Storm Door

You probably need to replace it, PM's senior home editor says. Here's how.<p>My storm door was ripped open by the wind, damaging the doorjamb. How do I fix it, and how do I prevent this from happening again?<p>Storm doors blow open when their closers are worn out or were not properly installed, so in the …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Home Office Ideas: Storage | The Family Handyman

Create a compact, efficient office inside a closet. The office has spacious drawers and shelves, bright lighting and a large desktop. Plus you…<p>Create …

Home Improvement

9 Affordable Ways to Dry Up Your Wet Basement For Good!

Strategies that will permanently fix your musty, wet basement<p>Water or moisture in basements comes from two sources. One source is indoor humidity …

Home Improvement

How to Build a Wall-to-Wall Closet

Steal a few feet from the end of your bedroom and add a wall-to-wall closet system. Here are the step-by-step instructions.<p>This closet isn’t complex. …

Woodworking

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Do it Yourself Home Improvement: Home Repair | The Family Handyman

You don't have to be an expert woodworker or own specialty tools to take on one of these 40 outdoor woodworking projects. Every one of the simple …