When it comes to home improvement, you need information you can trust. Inside each issue of The Family Handyman, you’ll find see-and-solve expert repair techniques, a variety of projects for every room and step-by-step, do-it-yourself photos.
IT ALL STARTS HERE • COMMUNITY, EVOLUTION—AND DIY
HANDS ON • TOOLS, GADGETS + GEAR WE RECOMMEND
HANDY HINTS • CLEVER SOLUTIONS FROM OUR READERS
REAL VENETIAN PLASTER • HERE’S HOW TO ACHIEVE THIS MARBLE-LIKE FINISH YOURSELF
READY-TO-ASSEMBLE RANGE HOOD • DO IT YOURSELF—SIMPLIFIED!
CABINET FACE-LIFT • ADD BEAUTY AND VALUE TO YOUR KITCHEN
FLOATING SHELVES • HIDDEN HARDWARE FOR A CLEAN LOOK
CHOOSING A COUNTERTOP • THREE KEY FACTORS: PRICE, MAINTENANCE AND APPEARANCE
TIPS FOR WEEKEND PLUMBERS • SAVING YOU TIME, MONEY & SANITY
HARDWOOD FLOORING FIX • EASY STEPS TO REPLACE THAT “ONE BAD BOARD”
WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT TELESCOPING LADDERS
ELECTRICAL WIRE COLOR CODES
DO I NEED A HAMMER DRILL OR AN IMPACT DRIVER? • Hammer drills—drills with a standard chuck featuring a hammer drill setting—and impact drivers are some of the most frequently confused tools for new DIYers. The confusion is understandable. After all, both are loud, feature a striking mechanism and drive fasteners. But these tools also have specific strengths and weaknesses.
URBAN LUMBER: WHAT IS IT?
GREAT GOOFS • LAUGHS AND LESSONS FROM OUR READERS