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How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays

Construct roll-out trays for extra storage space in the sink base cabinet.<p>Sink cabinet tray detail<br>See the Materials & Cutting Lists in the Additional …

Multimeter Basics: Measuring Voltage, Resistance, and Current

Your eyes can’t show you what’s happening inside a circuit, but a meter can.<p>Every meter has a “common” socket, color-coded black and labeled “com.” Plug the black probe into this socket.<p>You’ll also find a red-coded socket, labeled with the letter V and an ohm symbol to tell you that it measures …

10 Dirt-Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need

Woodworking jigs ensure that cuts are straight, holes are plumb and parts are square—among many other things. And jigs are worth the time it takes to …

buildsomething.com

Become a Member<p>Explore<p>Connect with the BuildSomething Community<br>• See what others build and share your stories<p>Contribute<p>Find inspiring ideas for your …

Wall & Ceiling Repair Simplified: 11 Clever Tricks

We know these products work-because we use them!<p>Some cracks keep coming back no matter how well you repair them. For those pesky recurring cracks, we …

Miter Saws | Family Handyman

Wood Joints

Make stronger wood joints for all your woodworking projects.<p>Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections and make your …

Bathroom Wall Shelf

1<p>Cut the Wall Brace and Front Legs<p>Cut two Wall Braces and two Front Legs to size from a 1x2 board, as shown in the cutting diagram. In the Wall …

How to Cope Baseboard Trim with a Miter Saw

Cope baseboard corners fast<p>Coped joints for baseboard look great, but can be time-consuming. Instead of using a coping saw, learn to cope baseboard …

ManMade Essential Toolbox: Why You Definitely Need a Pocket Hole Jig System

Joining wood can be as much art as it is skill, and beautiful joinery really defines a piece of furniture. But for the times when you just need to …

Woodworking

Getting Your Energy Source From the Sun May Save You

Straight advice on a complex subject<p>There’s no doubt that a solar electric system will cut your monthly utility bill. But will it save you money in …

Tips for Ripping Wood

Straighter, safer rip cuts<p>If you’re without a table saw and need to rip boards with a circular saw, here’s a tip to make the job a lot easier. Drive …

How to Mark a Board

Watch and learn<p>The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to properly mark a board before cutting it on a miter saw.

Drywall Repair | Family Handyman

How to Use a Table Saw: Cross Cutting

An accurate miter gauge and fence and basic wood jigs are the key to perfect table saw cuts.<p>Loosen the handle on the miter gauge and square it to the …

How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom

Roughing-in the plumbing for a basement bathroom is a big job, but the savings are huge.<p>Adding a basement bathroom is a big, complicated project. But …

Edge Banding With Iron-On Veneer Edging

Cover raw plywood edges quickly and easily with wood veneer and an iron.<p>Gary Wentz, an editor for The Family Handyman, will show you <b>how to apply</b> …

Leak-Free Plumbing

Fool-proof plumbing tips to prevent leaks<p>If your outdoor faucet leaks around the handle when you turn it on, you either have a loose packing nut or a …

Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

Use these clever tricks to work faster and better<p>To get furniture-grade crosscuts, you have to use a table saw. When Senior Editor Travis Larson …

Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Intimidated by cabinet work? Even a novice can make fine joints with pocket screws<p>Pocket screw joints are best described as a screw version of …

How to Make Safe Wire Connections

With the right wire nut connectors and terminals, it's fairly easy to make safe, strong electrical connections<p>Wire nut connectors come in many …

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

Build This Game Day Shed in Your Backyard<p>A wide-open design perfect for work and play! The large door opening on this shed gives you expandable …

7 Drywall Installation Mistakes You’ve Probably Made Before

This article walks you through the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of drywall installation. It will help you avoid seven common mistakes people make when tackling …

How to Skim Coat Walls

A new approach for smoothing rough walls that's easy to master<p>If you’re a skilled drywall taper or plasterer, you probably use a hawk and trowel to …

Stylish Shelves

Store-bought cabinets make the project simple to build and easy to adapt to any room.<p>So you think building wall-to-wall shelving is beyond your skill …

How to Build a Floating Shelf

A floating shelf is strong, quick to build, with no visible supports and made from only two parts<p>These floating shelves are perfect for displaying …

Organizing a Tool Belt

A $30 tool belt, organized with the proper tools, allows you to work faster with better results.<p>A good tool belt has two pockets, which contain all …

Instant Storage Solutions

Find more storage everywhere in your house!<p>Plastic lattice works well in the garage for storing long lengths of miscellaneous pipe, trim, flashing …

27 Life-Changing Garage Organization Ideas

These tips will help you reduce the clutter and get your garage back in order.<p>1 / 30<p>Handy Hooks<p>When you're out shopping, you might find elaborate …

How to Trim a Door

The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to trim a door in about 10 minutes per side.<p>The project will take a little longer …