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HANDY Visits Behradise
March 06, 2014
HANDY Visits Behradise
OK, it wasn't just the opportunity to break from a brutal Minnesota winter that lured me to visit the Behr campus in California. Truth is, I can't res...
Scrap the Scrapbooks -- Just Look at Your Hands
March 05, 2014
Scrap the Scrapbooks -- Just Look at Your Hands
Lots of people love spending their free time preserving their memories in scrapbooks. In his latest HANDY blog post, our pal Red Green reminds us that...
Step 1: Throw Out the Instructions
February 12, 2014
Step 1: Throw Out the Instructions
You've seen it all before — home improvement videos repeating the same old advice about the same old projects. But not this one - oh no - this one is ...
Check Out the Latest Home Products
February 05, 2014
Check Out the Latest Home Products
Vegas baby! Vegas! It's the only place to be this week if you're part of the home-improvement and construction industry. That's because the Internatio...
Fresh, New Colors for Weber Grills
February 03, 2014
Fresh, New Colors for Weber Grills
Weber's iconic kettle-style grill is getting a colorful makeover in 2014. While almost everyone recognizes the 22.5-in. One-Touch Gold charcoal grill'...
Want to Test Tools in Vegas?
December 16, 2013
Want to Test Tools in Vegas?
The HANDY Top Tool Tester Contest is right around the corner, and soon we'll be calling for your entries for a chance to win a FREE trip to Vegas! ...
One Turkey ... Coming UP!
November 26, 2013
One Turkey ... Coming UP!
We'd like to start your Thanksgiving week by taking a drive down Memory Lane with our dear friend, Red Green, as he offers some time-saving advice abo...
Serving Those Who've Served
November 11, 2013
Serving Those Who've Served
Homes for our Troops recipient SSG Anthony Verra receives keys to his home in Stella, NC, on October 26. On Veterans Day, we are reminded to reach ...
Win a Home Depot Gift Card or Ryobi Tools!
September 26, 2013
Win a Home Depot Gift Card or Ryobi Tools!
We're offering more than one way to win! First, we're giving away a $200 Home Depot gift card on October 7. What you buy with it is up to you! Look...
Remember Patriot Day: Volunteer
September 11, 2013
Remember Patriot Day: Volunteer
The fact that you're reading this means you've got the skills (or you're at least interested in developing the skills) to build or repair things aroun...
...and Ponders Retirement
September 09, 2013
...and Ponders Retirement
Yup, that's right. In his recent HANDY Blog post, Red Green goes all existential and considers whether he has enough money to retire with his current ...
American-Made Lawn Tractors
August 12, 2013
American-Made Lawn Tractors
As the saying goes, most people compare quintessential American things to apple pie, but many of us — farmers and large-yard owners, in particular — a...
Red's Picket Fence Billboard
July 29, 2013
Red's Picket Fence Billboard
Red Green is a HANDY Blog contributor. Wouldn't it be nice if we could earn points for our good actions? You know, like we did in elementary school...
Get Your Game On: Ladder Golf & More
June 27, 2013
Get Your Game On: Ladder Golf & More
Just in time for a long holiday weekend (or any summer weekend), this ladder golf game is a perfect project — with a double-birdie guarantee: 1. Yo...
Video: Red Green Builds a Hybrid Car
June 19, 2013
Video: Red Green Builds a Hybrid Car
Red Green is a HANDY Blog contributor. Golf is a great game, but it's not for everyone. Red's decided...
WTI: Carhartt Force Workwear
June 05, 2013
WTI: Carhartt Force Workwear
It's often been said that when you dress for the job and feel good about how you look, you'll be more successful. That advice is especially true when ...
Video: Red Green, Move It or Lose It
May 13, 2013
Video: Red Green, Move It or Lose It
Okay, you've spent the last five minutes aligning all the lumps in the couch with the dents in your reclining body, and you're settling in for an afte...
This Giveaway Is Gonna Floor You
May 09, 2013
This Giveaway Is Gonna Floor You
OK, we're guilty of picking that juicy, irresistible, low-hanging pun fruit when we say that this giveaway is gonna floor you. But it's true. In our B...
In Las Vegas, Wish You Were Here
May 06, 2013
In Las Vegas, Wish You Were Here
As the entertainers out here in Las Vegas like to say, "Thank you! We're here all week!" It's true, we are here at the HANDY/Gardening How-To Test ...
Giveaway May Change Your Luck
April 25, 2013
Giveaway May Change Your Luck
"I never win anything!" We've said that ourselves, and we've certainly heard it when it comes to running a sweepstakes. But we're hoping to change ...
4 Tool Testers Win Free Vegas Trip
April 15, 2013
4 Tool Testers Win Free Vegas Trip
It's hats-off time here at HANDY! We've found four winners for our fourth annual Top Tool Tester Contest. We were wowed that more than 1,000 Handym...
Red: Do Others Think You're Rich?
April 08, 2013
Red: Do Others Think You're Rich?
Red Green is a blogger for HANDY. Perception is everything. Here are ways to make neighbors think you're rich: Have magnetic signs — Excelsior ...
Save Energy Costs: Ax Shade Trees
April 01, 2013
Save Energy Costs: Ax Shade Trees
Huh? This is a head scratcher. It seems members attending last week's annual meeting of the National Society of Home Construction (NSHC) in Las V...
Giveaway: 5 Bosch Jobsite Radios
March 28, 2013
Giveaway: 5 Bosch Jobsite Radios
We're pretty upbeat about today's giveaway. Normally, we award one prize in our sweepstakes, but we're pumping up the volume for this Bosch Jobsite Ra...
Giveaway: Ridgid Table Saw
August 23, 2012
Giveaway: Ridgid Table Saw
The development of DIYers starts with owning hand tools and then grows by investing in such power tools as a drill/driver, circ saw and an oscillating...
Sick of Winter? Sink Into This
February 02, 2012
Sick of Winter? Sink Into This
It's a no-brainer that there's such a hubbub about home-and-garden shows this time of year. People have had it with the dormancy, darkness and dreary ...
Shop Humor: Origins of Celibacy
June 02, 2011
Shop Humor: Origins of Celibacy
During his first three years of marriage, Frank — a big DIYer — tackled several huge home-improvement projects. At first, Frank's wife Pat loved how t...
5 Reasons to Join Us on Facebook
May 31, 2011
5 Reasons to Join Us on Facebook
We love talkin' tools, projects and all things home related. If you've got an insatiable appetite for home improvement and tool talk, then you'll be i...
What Happens in Vegas ... Gets Published!
March 23, 2011
What Happens in Vegas ... Gets Published!
The TOOLBOX and the Handyman Club of America have selected four Top Tool Testers to try out the latest tools and offer feedback from the Product Test ...
A St. Patrick's Day Pick-Me-Up
March 17, 2011
A St. Patrick's Day Pick-Me-Up
With a bit o' luck, you may shut down the shop a wee bit early to celebrate St. Patty's Day. We'll join in, but we're skipping the green-beer-inspired...
Birdfeeder Humiliates Squirrels
March 09, 2011
Birdfeeder Humiliates Squirrels
Squirrels humiliate us, openly. Day after day, these twitchy little twerps get the better of us. Even in winter, when there aren't many live plants to...
Tip: Fix Ice Dams with Pantyhose
March 03, 2011
Tip: Fix Ice Dams with Pantyhose
Talk about the winter of our discontent! With record snowfalls and frigid temperatures all over the country, this is it! And that big snow can lead to...
DIY Valentine: 2 Adirondacks  on a Beach
February 14, 2011
DIY Valentine: 2 Adirondacks on a Beach
Never call us DIYers unromantic! Not only can we create this sort of dream scene on the beach (or at least in the garage), we also are the only romant...
How Did That Nail Get There?
February 07, 2011
How Did That Nail Get There?
Good question. There's no hole in the wood "finger" on the far left; and the space between each finger is too small to insert the nail through holes i...
Great Party Needs a Great Grill
February 03, 2011
Great Party Needs a Great Grill
Here's a little secret about DIYers: Behind that measured, methodical, nothing-musters-me façade of folks who fix up their homes, there lurks a party ...
Juggling Chainsaws ... or Not
January 24, 2011
Juggling Chainsaws ... or Not
Don't know whether it's authentic, but this Discovery Channel video hooks you right off the bat with the following claim: ...
Taking a Limp Duck to the Vet
January 10, 2011
Taking a Limp Duck to the Vet
A man took his limp duck to the vet, who listened for the bird's pulse with her stethoscope. "Sorry, your bird's dead." "Y...
Vegas, Free for 4 Tool Testers!
January 06, 2011
Vegas, Free for 4 Tool Testers!
The TOOLBOX is teaming up with the Handyman Club of America in selecting four tool buffs — our Fantastic Foursome — to join us at the 2011 National Ha...

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