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How to Build a Garden Bench

Garden bench overview: Design, tools and materials<p>Finished garden bench<p>The curved seat adds comfort and the angle braces strengthen the legs.<p>I built …

Lawn Tractor Maintenance Tips

Lawn tractor maintenance overview: Save $150 in one morning!<p>Lawnmower maintenance kit<p>The kit includes everything you need for basic maintenance. A …

How to Build a Rain Barrel

How to make your own rain barrel<p>Close-up of conduit adapters<p>Use a 2-in. male threaded electrical (gray PVC) conduit adapter and a 2-in. female …

How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

Renew an old concrete patio with decorative brick or concrete pavers. You don't have to remove the concrete. Here's how to do it quickly and</b> …

Landscaping

Using a Water Powered Backup Sump Pump

Keep pumping water out of your sump even during a power failure with a water powered sump pump. Here's how they work.• <b>TIME:</b> One day (You'll have to …

Home Improvement

How to Achieve a Healthy Lawn

You don’t have to slave over your lawn to keep it healthy<p>If you’re an average homeowner (and of course you’re not!), you spend 3.8 hours a week on …

17 Best Tips for Pet Care and Pet Safety

If you’re a pet lover, this collection of tips is for you! Check out these clever and unusual ideas about how to make your pet happier, healthier and …

Houses

Build Organized Lower Cabinet Rollouts for Increased Kitchen Storage

Vertical rollout drawers are a great way to convert a half-empty base cabinet into a high-capacity food storage cabinet that can be custom-sized to …

Design

Extension Cord Repair

Replace an extension cord plug<p>Photo 1: Remove the wire jacket<p>Make a shallow cut lengthwise through the outer jacket, then lightly score around the …

7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You've Probably Made Before

Proper Edge Support<p>Framing at inside corners is often inadequate or lacking altogether, making it impossible to fasten the edge of the drywall …

Lawn Mower Won't Start

Dead lawn mower?<p>When you’re staring at a yard full of grass that desperately needed cutting two weeks ago, the last thing you want is a lawn mower …

The Family HandyMan

There are some things you do around the house regularly to help with upkeep and safety—check smoke alarms, wash the windows and repair the chipped …

How to Build the Ultimate Clamp Rack

Ultimate clamp rack<p>The clamp rack, all loaded up!<p>Yes, you can buy a clamp rack similar to this one for about $150, but why not have this good-looking …

Tips for How to Build a Deck

A veteran pro tells you his favorite deck building tips that speed up the job, increase deck durability and improve quality. The result is a better …

Home Improvement

Customizable Garage Storage — The Family Handyman

Organize and reorganize in minutes: Garage storage system design<p>Easy-to-move storage hangers<p>You’ll make several types of storage hangers, which you …

Drywall Sanding Tips and Techniques

Use a special sanding tool<p>Using a drywall sander<p>Sand with light pressure along the edge of seams and around screws to avoid “fuzzing” the drywall …

9 Tips for Easier Home Electrical Wiring

Even if you have years of wiring experience, there are always a few tricks you may not know. We worked with two master electricians with decades of …

Home Improvement

Top 10 Electrical Mistakes

Mistake 1: Making Connections Outside Electrical Boxes<p><b>Mistake: No electrical box</b><p>Never connect wires outside of electrical boxes. Junction boxes …

How to Remodel a Small Bathroom — The Family Handyman

Everything you need to know to get started<p>The Remodel Bathroom — After<p>The remodel bathroom project has an updated look and is highly functional.<p>The …

10 Interior House Painting Tips & Painting Techniques for the Perfect Paint Job

<b>Tip 1:</b> To avoid lap marks, roll the full height of the wall and keep a wet edge<p>Roll the full height of the wall<p>Lap marks are those ugly stripes …

How to Plane Rough Lumber

Video: Flattening Rough-Sawn Lumber<p>Expand your woodworking skills and get access to a wide range of domestic and imported wood for your furniture …

Simple Fixes for Common Appliance Problems

Disposer<p>Look for a reset button<p>If your disposer won’t start, push the reset button and give it a spin.<p>Turn the blades to loosen a jam<p>Don’t put tea …