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How to Build Kitchen Sink Storage Trays

Build these handy undersink roll-out trays in a weekend. You can tackle this project with simple carpentry tools and some careful measuring.You can …

Woodworking

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

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Woodworking

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

Cure for Chronic Cracks<p>Some cracks keep coming back no matter how well you repair them. For those pesky recurring cracks, we prescribe Good-Bye …

Learn tips and techniques to use your miter saw like a pro.

A power miter saw is an essential tool for almost any type of carpentry work. This article explains basic techniques for using the miter saw,…<p>Cut …

Make stronger wood joints for all your woodworking projects.

Repair broken furniture and cracked woodwork, make stronger woodworking projects, and learn how to make cleaner, tougher glue joints with …

Woodworking

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

Video: Coping Baseboard With a Miter Saw<p>Coped joints for baseboard look great, but can be time-consuming. Instead of using a coping saw, learn to …

Woodworking

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

Photovoltaic solar panels are getting cheaper and more efficient, but they’re still not for everyone. These questions will help you decide if they …

Clean Energy

Tips for Ripping Wood

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How to Mark a Board

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

Repair drywall holes and cracks yourself.

Fix damaged walls with these DIY repairs you can do. Don't melt down if a doorknob, misguided chair or an impromptu hockey game knocks a big…<p>Fix …

How To Use A Table Saw: Cross Cutting

Want perfect end cuts every time? We'll show you how to get them on your table saw. Follow these tips, tricks and techniques to make straight cuts …

DIY

How to Plumb a Basement Bathroom

A bathroom in the basement adds a lot of value to a finished basement. Here's how to plumb the bathroom yourself and save at least $1,000 on plumbing …

Home Improvement

Banding With Iron-On Veneer Edging

Video: How to Apply Edge Banding<p>Gary Wentz, an editor for The Family Handyman, will show you <b>how to apply iron-on edge banding</b>. It’s the easiest way …

Woodworking

Plumbing Tips: ABS Pipe

Learn expert plumbing tips from our experienced pro, including his choice of ABS plastic pipe, cutting and gluing techniques, elbow selection, …

Home Improvement

Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs<p>To get furniture-grade crosscuts, you have to use a table saw. When Senior Editor Travis Larson crosscuts a …

Building Cabinets With Pocket Screws

Buy a good pocket screw jig<p>Pocket screw joints are best described as a screw version of toenailing, where boards are joined by angling a fastener …

How to Make Safe Wire Connections

Making tight electrical connections is critical to a safe wiring job. If wires come loose, you could get arcing and overheating, which could lead to …

DIY

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 …

Home Improvement

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 …

How to Skim Coat Walls

<b>Overview:</b> The method and key tools<p>If you’re a skilled drywall taper or plasterer, you probably use a hawk and trowel to skim-coat walls. We don’t …

Stylish Shelves

Everything you need to know to get started<p>So you think building wall-to-wall shelving is beyond your skill level? Well, take a closer look. We …

Woodworking

How To Build Floating Shelf

Video: DIY Floating Shelf<p>Materials, tools and design options<p>These floating shelves are perfect for displaying your collectibles, photos, travel …

Organizing a Tool Belt

Why wear a tool belt?<p>Common two-pouch tool belt style<p>A good tool belt has two pockets, which contain all the essential tools and fasteners for the …

Instant Storage Solutions

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Houses

Reclaim Your Garage-Organize It

Handy Hooks<p>When you're out shopping, you might find elaborate hangers designed to hold specific toys and tools. These specialty hooks are neat, but …

How to Trim a Door

The project will take a little longer the first time you do it, but you’ll be trimming out doors like a pro in no time. If you are already a pro, you …