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Meet “Better Self,” a New Web Destination for Anyone Who’s Into Self-Improvement

It’s that time of year when we vow to reassess: What did we do well in 2017? What could we do differently in 2018? How can our lives be happier and healthier, or shall we finally say we’re good enough?<p>Wherever you are on your personal journey, Better Self will be right beside you. With its …

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Apple Stock: Why Are Investors Losing Confidence?

7 Times Painted Wood Looked Good

(Image credit: Reeves)<p>We know that some of you have very...err...strong opinions about painting wood furniture, but the owners of these dramatic …

Dining Rooms

An Affordable Alternative to Spray-Foam Insulation?

There must be a better way than pricey spray-foam insulation to make a home more energy efficient.<p><i>Chicagosprayfoam at Wikipedia</i><p>Installing quality insulation is the best thing you can do to improve the energy efficiency of your home. Over time it can save you bundles in heating and cooling costs. …

Our Test to Find the Best Drill Press

A drill press provides power and accuracy you can't get drilling by hand. We tested five full-size bench-top machines, each with a minimum swing of 12 inches (the diameter of the circle into which it can drill a center hole).

Spyder Scraper®

What people are saying<p>“At least 10 times faster than scraping by hand.” <i><br>Jim C.</i><p>“Thanks to this product, an all-day job took only two hours. It’s now a …

Permanent Fixes for Damp Basements

A sump pump may be the best solution to water problems<p>Drain tile collects water before it enters the basement, then empties it into the sump pit, …

Home Improvement

How to Finish a Basement Wall

Expert advice for a warm, dry and inviting basement<p>Finishing a portion of a basement is an inexpensive way to gain valuable space for a family room, …

Home Improvement

Buy or DIY: 8 Clever Solutions for Storing Pots and Pans

No matter how large your kitchen, there never seems to be enough room for all the cookware. Pots are bulky, shapes and sizes vary, and those pesky …

How to Make Etched Glass Whiskey Tumblers and Champagne Flutes

When searching for the perfect gift for someone close, we all want something that just screams their name, personality and taste. Sometimes this is easy, and sometimes this is the most impossible task you’ve ever taken on. At Brit + Co, our answer to this dilemma is always (you guessed it) a DIY, …

Crafting

How to Apply Epoxy Floor Paint

Give your dingy old garage floor a gleaming, long-lasting finish with epoxy paint.<p>Photo: tailoredliving.com<p>You lavish attention on the bedroom and …

Home Improvement

Raised Panel Door Tools and Techniques / Rockler How-to

Raised panel doors have long been a hallmark of fine cabinetry. Unfortunately, many hobbyists and weekend woodworkers think that making cabinet doors …

Woodworking

What is Shellac?

This 11-minute video excerpt, featuring the one and only Don Williams, is a fairly complete answer to a common question – what is shellac?<p>I say …

Woodworking

The 7 Myths of Polyurethane

<b>Exclusive for Popular Woodworking newsletter subscribers!</b> Enter your e-mail address in the box below for a <b>free digital guide to finishing</b>. You’ll …

Common Overspending Triggers that Can Wreck Your Budget

To help shield you from sabotaging your budget, we're exposing eight common overspending triggers—along with smart strategies for how to hit the …

How to Build a Basic Wall Cabinet

This article details construction methods for building basic wall cabinets suitable for a kitchen, bathroom, laundry or garage. Actually, however, if …

Woodworking

How to Build a Kitchen Sink Base Cabinet

A kitchen sink base cabinet is essentially a modified standard base cabinet without any shelves or drawers. As a result, this is one of the most …

How to Build Cabinets and Doors

01 of 08<p>The basic principles of cabinet building are really the same, no matter whether you are building units for your kitchen, bath, utility room …

Woodworking

The Clamping Squares

How to Build an Awesome Reading Nook With Book Storage.<p>PVC Class<p>I smacked myself in the head for not thinking of it myself.<br>Simple thus brilliant.<p>very …

Floor Protection for Garages and Workshops

Shares 11<p>Floor protection is a great way to dress up garages, workshops and “man caves”. From residential tool cribs to professional auto shops, …

Ultimate Guide to Baltic Birch Plywood: Why It’s Better, When to Use It

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Hollow-chisel Mortiser in Action

Hollow-chisel mortisers are one of my favorite tools. When mortising machines were first invented, a drill bit and a chisel were mounted side by …

Best Way to Sand Before Applying a Waterbased Stain or Finish

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Making Your Own Kitchen Cabinets / Rockler How-to

Making your own kitchen cabinets can be a rewarding and money-saving<br>enterprise. With the right tools and a little know-how, there's no<br>reason why your …

Woodworking

A primer primer

Sometimes, I like to paint my projects.<p>Holy smokes, someone call out the people with the butterfly nets! Tom has lost his mind!<p>No, seriously. …

Woodworking 101 - Common Woodworking Joinery

Build a Basic Case of Shelves

Shares 1K<p><b>By</b> <b>Matt Weber</b><p><b>Here’s a look at a basic case of shelves built with pocket-hole joinery.</b><p>I ‘m a big movie fan. I like action movies, monster …

Cabinet Building Basics for DIY'ers

Cabinet Building Basics for DIY’ers<p>Shares 9K<p>Regardless of whether you are building a stereo cabinet or dresser, a kitchen cabinet or bathroom vanity, …