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How to Make Straight Cuts with a Circular Saw
Cutting a straight line through plywood with a circular saw seems easy enough, but it rarely comes out as straight as it feels while you’re making the cut. To get better results, here’s three easy ways to create a guide for your saw.
Should You Buy or DIY Sawhorses?
Before you make up your mind, have a look at this guide that will help you decide which route is best for your needs.
Safety Gear Recommendations for DIYers
Most safety gear won’t cost you an arm and a leg, however, a hazardous work environment might. Keeping your body protected must always be your first priority, so it’s imperative that you invest in equipment that ensures that you’re kept safe from potential harm.
Which Wood Glue to Use When
Lots of DIY projects, both small- and large-scale, often call for the use of wood glue. But did you know that "wood glue" is an umbrella term, and there are multiple adherents to choose from?
How to Make a DIY Circle Jig for a Router
It can be very difficult to create a perfectly circular cut with a jigsaw. Luckily, there’s another easy way to cut a circle using a router and a simple DIY circle jig. Watch this video to learn how.
How to Use a Battery-Powered Pneumatic Nailer
Pneumatic Nailers used to require a compressor and hose, and came with a hefty price tag. Now, cordless options make them much more DIY-friendly.
How to Properly Use a Drill Driver
A drill driver is one of the most widely used tools in DIY, so learning to use it properly is essential. Watch this video for a quick introduction and tips for using a drill by This Old House DIY Expert & House One Editor Jenn Largesse.
Accessories You Need if You Love to Grill
Love to grill? Host a Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or fun seasonal bash to remember with gadgets that will enhance your grill skills. Read on to see our guide to grilling accessories.
10 Uses for Drywall Screws
The toothy threads and trumpet-shaped heads of drywall screws make them a tempting choice for many tasks. Watch as DIY Expert and House One Editor Jenn Largesse shares some smart uses for drywall screws.
7 Everyday Uses for PVC Pipes
Do you have leftover PVC pipes from your latest plumbing job? House One editor and DIY expert Jenn Largesse shares some helpful tips for what to do with PVC.