Cutting quickly and efficiently with an axe requires a sharp edge. Learn several methods to sharpen your axe with this step-by-step guide.
A behind-the-scenes look at the Ask This Old House studio’s four trade-focused corners, each with a homey mix of tools, materials, and mementos.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva discusses the proper disposal techniques for oily rags to prevent spontaneous combustion.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a hobbyist woodworker turn her small garage into an efficient workspace—with tips anyone can use.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shares a viewer tip for an inexpensive solution to storing work gloves.
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows how to quickly divide any length in half—without using math.
Our friends at this North Carolina non-profit get started on a new building to expand their vocational training offerings for local kids.
This budget redo by Rachel Beach of Craving Some Creativity uses Craigslist cabinets, recycled countertops, and a wall of DIY storage to turn a spare room into a well-organized workspace.
This DIY toolbox label project is for Father’s Day—or any other day you want to help the handy person in your life get organized.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva teaches a homeowner how to repair some structural problems in his home.
In this how-to video, learn the safe, effective techniques for cutting glass with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva and host Kevin O'Connor
In the final part of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add a clamp rack to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part five of this series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build a downdraft sanding station for the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
In part three of the series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to build and add drawers to the Ultimate Mobile Workbench.
Ask This Old House carpenter, Nathan Gilbert, shows the office he renovated during the quarantine and works on the finishing touch—a display case to store the U.S. flag that was presented to him at his grandfather’s funeral.
In part two of this mobile workbench series, House One Editor and DIY Expert Jenn Largesse shows how to add tool storage to the base.
Every homeowner needs a pair of work gloves that they can wear while using power tools or potting plants. Read our review below to learn about the five best work gloves on the market. The products included in this article are available at various home improvement stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
Tom Silva demonstrates how to hang a pegboard in a garage or workshop and organize tools with it.
Do you want to build a guest house? Or a backyard office? Maybe a whole new house? Consider an alternative space, like converting an old shipping container.
A CNC machine is typically really big—and really expensive. Smart home tech expert Ross Trethewey introduces a new portable PC-controlled manufacturing machine that can easily travel from jobsite to workshop, providing the same level of customization and accuracy as its much larger predecessor.
Improve home heating, give your water heater a longer life and eight other uses for magnets
The details of your workshop depend on the projects you prefer and the space you’ve got available.
Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva heads to Chicago to transform a garage into a woodworking shop
A collection of the latest and greatest tips from the TOH master carpenter
This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner patch a large hole in painted baseboard molding
Check out hand-hewn flooring that brings home details to new heights
Simple lines, hardworking surfaces, and natural textures combine in a functional space with a warm, earthy style. Here's how you can approximate it at your house
Fixing up the garage may be last on the family priority list, but it's often first in the heart of those who love the smell of gasoline and the roar of a Chevy small-block V-8.