Carpentry

The road to becoming a master carpenter starts with learning these expert skills and techniques.

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      Family Handyman Approved: Hart Brushless Reciprocating Saw

      This reciprocating saw from Hart Tools is a powerful, all-in-one cutting tool with a brushless motor that DIYers will love.

      How to Use a Wood Chisel

      Tips for sharpening and using one of the carpenter's basic tools, the wood chisel.


      Family Handyman Reader Projects: Indoor Spaces

      Family Handyman readers were busy during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in 2020, diving into their to-do lists. Here we take...


      How to Make and Install a Flushmount Sink and Countertop

      Save on countertops by making them yourself with the luxury option of an undermount sink.


      How To Find Affordable Lumber

      Most DIYers suffered severe sticker shock at lumber prices during the pandemic. Here are six tips to help you find...

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      20 Common House Framing Terms You Should Know

      Want to learn about house framing, but find the terminology confusing? Read this handy guide to common house framing terms.


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      5 Things You Need to Know Before Building Stairs

      Learn the ins and outs of building stairs before you jump into a project on your own.

      How to Assemble RTA Cabinets

      Assembling cabinetry is not as difficult as you might think. We'll show you how.


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      Advanced Home Framing Techniques

      Check out these forward-leaning framing techniques we used for building our Getaway.


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      Tips for Saving Money When Framing a House

      Save money up front and through the building process with these tips to frame a new house.


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      5 Lessons We Learned While Building a Deck

      When you build a deck from the ground up, you're going to learn some things. Here are some of the...

      Building a Deck: What’s Involved

      A quality deck starts with a sturdy, well-built frame. These are some of the key things to keep in mind...


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      Benefits of Using RTA Kitchen Cabinets

      Trying to decide what kind of cabinets you should hang in your home? Here's a look at what makes ready-to-assemble...


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      Tips for Saving Money by DIYing Trim

      Save hundreds by making your own DIY trim. Here's how to do it.


      How to Make Easy DIY Trim

      Make DIY trim and save a bundle over store-bought trim. Here's how.


      Best Kit Homes for 2021

      Kit homes can be a cost-effective way to build your perfect retreat, but be aware: Some assembly is required.

      Last Chance to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day Deals

      Today is the final day to save on the best deals for DIYers


      Lumber Prices Down Nearly 40 Percent From May Peak

      The price of lumber has been dropping all throughout June. But how long will this trend last?


      How to Customize Garage Cabinets for More Storage

      Our garages are multitaskers. Vehicle storage, workshop, tool organizer and hangout space for friends and family. For this garage to...


      When Will Wood Prices Go Down?

      Lumber is currently historically expensive. But exactly how long will that be case?


      OSHA Makes Key Change to COVID-19 Vaccination Reporting

      OSHA is relaxing the record-keeping requirements around vaccination side effects. Here's how the rule change affects employers.


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      8 Bad Measuring Habits You Should Drop

      Consistently making bad cuts and wasting material? A bad measuring habit may be the cause. Learn about mistakes you may...


      Building Material Costs Climb to Record Highs

      The cost of construction materials is up across the board, putting a unique strain on homebuilders across the country.


      How to DIY Laundry Shelves

      Convert your dreary basement laundry into a functional, organized and finished workspace.

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      Commerce Secretary Meets With Homebuilding Officials Over Supply Chain Concerns

      The U.S. Commerce Secretary met with senior homebuilding officials last week to decide how best to address the supply chain...


      Department of Labor Withdraws Proposed Independent Contractor Rule

      A controversial new labor rule has been withdrawn from consideration. But what comes next?


      NAHB to Host Webinars on Lumber Alternatives in Home Building

      Faced with an unprecedented leap in lumber prices, home builders may have to turn to alternative building methods to keep...


      How Home Builders Are Working Around Record-High Lumber Prices

      Rising lumber prices are forcing home builders to change the way they conduct business.


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      The Family Handyman Getaway Blueprint

      Want to see the blueprints and sketches of our Getaway dream cabin? Explore how the Family Handyman team first envisioned...


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      Meet the Team Behind the Getaway

      Meet our editors and creatives at Family Handyman who are part of the Getaway: a six-week cabin building project set...