2004 Family Handyman

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December / January
Features - Cherry Bookcase (This handsome Craftsman-style bookcase features simple pocket-screw joinery and an easy-to-adapt design); Frame A Gable Dormer (Need more headroom, light or cheap space? We walk you through the dormer building basics); Stop Dust! (Defeat dust, dents, scratches and other woes that accompany even the most neatly planned remodeling projects); Install A New Dryer Vent (Get rid of the old flexible vent. A rigid metal vent is safer, more efficient and more trouble-free); The Best Home Theater (You don't have to spend thousands. With a few modifications, almost any room will work great!); Great Goofs Special Section (A bonus section of 10 memorable home improvement (mis)adventures! Departments - You Can Fix It (Three common fixes to make your stubborn bifold doors close smoothly again); Ask The Family Handyman (Answers to questions about starting shingles, better garage lighting and hazardous radon); Workshop Tips (Ironing board worktable, belt-sander tool sharpener, more accurate measuring and three handy shop storage tips); Using Tools (Sand drywall faster and easier with this advice from the pros); New Products (Color-changing paint and gadgets that stop floor squeaks); Handy Hints (Our readers' clever solutions for everyday problems); Wordless Workshop (It's game time - a simple tic-tac-toe board)
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$5.00

March
Features - Timber Frame Garden Arbor (Build this eye-catching arbor using our easy techniques for cutting and assembling the timber joints); Tips For Tough Cuts (A carpentry pro shows you how to handle long and short cuts cleanly and safely); Brick And Stone Path (Blend brick and stone for a durable, one-of-a-kind masterpiece); Hide Speaker Wire (Tired of seeing speaker wire? We'll show you four ways to make it disappear); Stop Peeling Paint (Use these special techniques in trouble spots, and you can double the life of your exterior paint); Classic Handy Hints (20 top reader submitted tips from years past) Departments - You Can Fix It (Repair the holes, cracks and bumps and make your walls look like new); Ask The Family Handyman (How to hook up an icemaker, select a garden hose and clear up a GFCI mystery); Workshop Tips (Carryall shop vacuum caddy, a sharpening club, cushions for clamp jaws, and the most versatile sawhorse design yet); Using Tools (Spiral saw techniques: Make drywall cutouts quickly and accurately); New Products (A no-clog leaf rake, an adjustable electrical box, a talking carbon monoxide alarm, a slip-jaw pipe wrench and more); Handy Hints (A rolling mop bucket, a mirror for gutter inspections, and three tips for hanging flagpoles, wheelbarrows and pictures); Wordless Workshop (Swing-out bird feeder); Great Goofs (Tales of insulation on the loose, separated paint and an unkind saw cut)
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June
Features - Backyard Stream And Waterfalls (Create you own mountain stream, then sit back and imagine you're in the wilderness); Workshop On A Wall (This compact workbench has plenty of room for tools and a spacious foldaway worktable. Hang in on any wall); Barbecue Island (You get lots of space to cook, a pleasant place to eat and convenient storage for all you cooking utensils. Bring on the barbecue sauce!); How To Hang Anything (Can't find a stud? One of these hollow wall hangers will hold just about anything you might want to put on a wall); Restretch A Carpet (Don't put up with a loose or wrinkled carpet. Rent the tools and follow these simple techniques to restretch it yourself); Install A Dimmer Switch (Cramming wires into a small electrical box can lead to disaster. We'll show you how to install a larger box for your dimmer switch and make safe electrical connections) Departments - You Can Fix It (Add vents to cool the attic in the summer and flush out moisture and prevent ice dams in the winter); Ask The Family Handyman (Tiling over an old vinyl floor, the best door screening, efficient sprinklers and more); Workshop Tips (Air compressor on a roll, sure-grip bar clamps, tough sanding strips and other great tips); Using Tools (Soldering copper; how to get leakproof joints every time); Handy Hints (Hints to help you plumb a fence post, find your flashlight, clean-up paint mishaps, and lots more); New Products (Check out these 7 great new tools for painting); Classic Handy Hints (Encore! 9 hints we couldn't resist showing you again); Wordless Workshop (Build this handy stepladder tray); Great Goofs (Waterbed woes, grout that won't give up, and a new spin on finishing a mantel)
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July / August
Features - Workshop Tips Special Section (Great tips guaranteed to make your shop work go faster and better - favorites from the editors of TFH); Yard Shed (This easy-to-build shed has spacious indoor storage, wide eaves for dry outdoor storage and a covered portico for working or relaxing); 8 Tips For A Neater Paint Job (Control the mess! Painting goes faster and easier if you follow these simple prep steps); Wall & Trim Makeover (Create simple stunning walls with Venetian plaster and a urethane chair rail - all in one weekend); Cedar & Glass Deck Railing (Our sturdy railing design combines a handsome traditional appearance with a clear view); Stop Faucet Drips (Don't put up with a drippy faucet! You'll be surprised how easily you can fix it) Departments - You Can Fix It (Bath fan repairs: Replace a dead motor and improve ventilation through the roof); Ask The Family Handyman (Painting treated wood, cleaning a window air conditioner, a stopped-up septic system, and a cracked foundation mystery); Using Tools (Make your electical connections strong and safe); New Products (Great ideas for summer grilling; a space-age grill, remote thermometer, fireproof pad, fast charcoal starter, propane tank gauge and more); Handy Hints (Clever timesaving tips from our readers); Wordless Workshop (Unsnarl your home office with this handy cable tray); Great Goofs (Electric drill mishap, a runaway tool cabinet and a bad use for a shop vacuum)
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September
Features - Stylish Shelfing (Make beautiful shelving to fill any wall from stock cabinets, plywood and hardware strips); Clear Your Garage Floor! (Four simple projects to get bikes, the extension ladder, the wheelbarrow and other stuff off the floor and out of the way); Patio Privacy Screen (Privacy is only one weekend away. We designed this handsome screen for easy assembly); Auto Care (Fix that bad light socket yourself and avoid that expensive trip to the service garage); Burglar-Proof Your Door (Three easy door upgrades that burglars hate: stronger deadbolts, reinforced deadbolt strike plates and tougher lockset strike plates) Departments - You Can Fix It (Bring that garage sale special or any other flickering lamp back to life again); Ask The Family Handyman (Fix for a wet basement, digging around utility lines, adding GFCIs, painting vinyl siding and figuring the gas level in a propane cylinder); Using Tools (How to put a smooth finish on concrete); Workshop Tips (A super-solid workbench made from 2x4s; an adjustable PVC sawhorse; storage ideas and more); Classic Handy Hints; New Products (New, innovative power tools, plus better protection for your hands, eyes, ears and feet); Handy Hints; Wordless Workshop (Build a bike rack that can go anywhere); Great Goofs (A shrub-turned-missle and other big mistakes)
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November
Features - Crowning Touch (Try our three-piece technique for installing crown molding. It simplifies the tough nailing and wavy wall problems. And it looks great); Prep Trim Like A Pro (Good prep work is the secret to handsome painted woodwork. These tips will ensure a first-class job); Trim Tricks For Bad Walls (Our staff expert tells you how to get great results even if you have wavy walls, out-of-square corners and other trim nightmares); Troubleshoot A Dead Outlet (Baffled by a receptacle that goes dead? We tell you how to find the problem and how to safely restore power); Control Shop Dust With A Shop Vacuum (You don't need a high-priced system to control nuisance dust. Your shop vacuum with a few accessories does a darn good job) Departments - You Can Fix It (Fridge noises; remedies for a bad icemaker, leaks, noise and a fridge that doesn't cool); Ask The Family Handyman (How to select a garage heater, choose compact fluorescent bulbs and solve a siding mystery); Workshop Tips (A painting tool organizer, safety equipment in a can, easier saw blade removal, and more); Using Tools (The best techniques for cutting, gluing and assembling plastic pipes); Auto Care (Repack those trailer bearings before they fail); New Products (A ceiling fan that doubles as a space heater, spray paint for plastic, easy drywall patches); Handy Hints (An under-joist shelf, a foot-friendly spade and more great hints from our readers); Wordless Workshop (A bird feeder made from plastic pipe); Great Goofs (A plumber's snake on the loose and other memorable screw-ups)
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