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DIY Garden Cart

Better than a wheelbarrow and easy to build<p>A former editor at The Family Handyman, Spike Carlsen now spends his days dreaming up ingenious DIY …

Hardware Storage: DIY Tips and Hints

Putting away little stuff is easy. Finding it again when you need it is the hard part. Not any more. Here are some great tips about how to store …

Bookcase and Shelf Tips

Building beautiful bookcases and shelving units doesn't have to be hard. Here are some of our favorite ways to simplify building storage units and …

Easy Storage Ideas

It's easy to create more space with these 10 instant storage ideas<p>Do you like having fresh herbs at your fingertips? Keeping them on your counter …

Sawhorse Plans

Get plans for five great sawhorses<p>“I’ve probably built 50 of these. It’s a simple design, strong and super easy to build.”<p>Framing carpenters usually …

How to Build Under-Cabinet Drawers & Increase Kitchen Storage

Get more kitchen storage in one weekend<p>To gain storage space, you usually have to give up space somewhere else. Not in this case. Hidden under almost …

Simple Bookcase Plans

DIY bookshelf: Build it in a day with your favorite young woodworker.<p>We recruited Justin and his son to help us with this story. Justin is a …

Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.<p>The bench and tools sit compactly against one wall so you still …

Home Organization Tips and Storage Tips

7 of our favorite projects to help you cut the clutter<p>Store bathroom necessities or décor item on these attractive shelves.<p>Nail the spacers and …

Build a Painting Bench

Our favorite pro painter's favorite tool<p>I was talking to Bill Nunn, one of our rock-star painting consultants, and my eyes rested on his elegant (and …

Create a Sliding Storage System On the Garage Ceiling

Build this simple, slide-in storage system for your garage<p>Install the system in the empty area above the garage door.<p>The boxes slide into and out of …

Build Organized Lower Cabinet Rollouts for Increased Kitchen Storage

Add convenient kitchen storage with these simple rollout bins<p>Lower cabinets offer the biggest storage spaces in most kitchens. But according to …

20 Non-Scrapbook Ways To Remember Your Vacation Forever

You may only get two weeks of vacation time a year (THANKS AMERICA) but you can make sure those memories last a looooooong time. These ideas also work for weddings, birthdays, and any other occasions you'd like to keep around.

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How to Choose and Install Motion Sensor Lighting

Automatic night lighting when and where you need it; learn how to install a motion sensor light<p>Motion detectors are small electronic eyes that detect …

Garage

Create your dream garage with plenty of storage, stain-resistant flooring and room for your vehicles.<p>Browse By:<p>Are any of these in your attic or …

How to Change a Bike Tire

Changing a bicycle tire is simple to master and to teach your kids!<p>Pry under the bead of the tire with one of the tire levers and hook it to a spoke. …

Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend<p>Integrate a seating area into the pathway.<p>You don't need heavy equipment and a week of work to lay …

How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes<p>Wall block systems are designed for easy assembly. This system has both 6-in.- and …

How to Build a Wooden Boardwalk

Create a boardwalk in your back yard<p>Paths built with concrete, stone or pavers are expensive and labor intensive. They require a lot of digging, …

How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.<p>Drive a pipe firmly into the ground at the center of the fire ring. Loop a string over the …

How to Build a Pond and Waterfall in the Backyard

Spend more time enjoying a backyard pond and less time maintaining it.<p>If your yard has only one spot that will accommodate a pond, don’t worry—you …

26 Reasons "Doctor Who" Fans Are The Best

Whovians unite!

SkyArt, Fun Doodles Drawn Into Photographs of the Sky

French artist Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs and then fills in the open space of the sky with amusing drawings in a series called “SkyArt.” More …

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