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1. Family Handyman
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2. This Old House
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3. Fine Homebuilding
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4. Home
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5. Old-house Journal
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6. Workbench
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7. Craft & Home Projects Decorating
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8. Home Handyman
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9. Extreme How-to
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10. Home Handyman
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11. Extreme How-to

1. Family Handyman
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Asin: B00005N7Q1
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: RD Publications, Inc.
Sales Rank: 59
Average Customer Review: 4.86 out of 5 stars
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Presents articles for homeowners on do-it-yourself home improvement, repair, maintenance and remodeling with step-by-step photos & illustrations.
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Reviews (14)

5-0 out of 5 stars wife of handyman
This is a great magazine. It has inspired my husband to undertake numerous projects and to do them well. The instructions, from my perspective, seem detailed and easy to follow. There are a lot of pictures which really helps. I also enjoy perusing the magazine, specially the goofs section and reader ideas.

I am giving this as a gift to my brother-in-law because he just bought his 1st house.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best of the Bunch
I am a DIY'er and have not yet found a better home improvement magazine than "The Family Handyman." An easy read with easy instructions for weekend projects, along with many tips and tricks.
When and if I find a better magazine I'll be sure to let you know.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for DIY stuff...
My only complaint - only 10 issues per year!!! That means twice a year I have to wait TWO whole months in anticipation for the next issue!!!!

That should about sum up how much I appreciate this magazine......

5-0 out of 5 stars Move over Pop! Love you, but this mag let's me do it myself!
What we liked about it was how practical (and even ingenious) their ideas were for solutions to common household problems. Make a twine dispenser out of half a liquid detergent bottle...build a storage shed...grow seedlings in eggshells. If we didn't know any better we'd think they got half these ideas from what our previous owner did in our own basement over the last 70 years!

Got an idea of your own? Family Handyman even pays $100 for any "handy hint" or "great goof" they publish! (So it is educational AND entertaining!)

Finally, like all of our favorite publications, it was very explicit about the steps for a project and had lots of educational photos. It's a great practical money-saver and consistent with the principles of the self-sufficient Arts & Crafts era, too!

5-0 out of 5 stars Useful articles throughout
I have been very pleased with Family Handyman since receiving my first copy. The featured articles are particularly well done. I especially like how each project they present is well photographed and labeled. If you want a monthly installment of ideas and guidance that will really help you learn and execute some great home improvement projects give Family Handyman a try. ... Read more


2. This Old House
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Asin: B00005R8BL
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Time4Media
Sales Rank: 96
Average Customer Review: 3.54 out of 5 stars
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Incorporated with Today's Homeowner Solutions.
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Reviews (13)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not much there.
This Old House is published, naturally enough, as an adjunct to the popular PBS show, but it doesn't really offer much by itself. It's mostly a read-and-toss sort of magazine. If you're really interested in home building and remodeling, there are two far superior magazines: Fine Homebuilding and Old Home Journal. Each of them offers far more depth and useful information than This Old House, not to mention better photography and a wider range of topics. Fine Homebuilding in particular is a magazine you'll want to keep- and most readers do.

4-0 out of 5 stars Resource Material
If you are a fan of This Old House, then you probably want to get this magazine. If you have been watching the show for a long time (who hasn't?) then you will feel like you are reading a magazine about family, as there is usually something in each issue from each of the show's participants.

The magazine offers more in-depth information about the projects you see on television. A big reason to get the magazine is to learn more about the materials used in the projects and where you can get them. In addition, there are projects covered in the magazine which are not done on the television series.

While the magazine, in my opinion, is a bit short on exact specifics, or "how-to's," one has to keep in mind that a lot of the attitude of the show seems to be "use a professional." While I can understand doing that if you have the financial resources, it just isn't always practical. Still, if you want to be informed when you do call the professionals, this is one way to do it.

3-0 out of 5 stars Just an ad for the TV show
This Old House magazine is great for keeping up to date on other peoples remodels and what the TV show is doing. It is not however good at teaching you how to do much of anything. There is too much time spent reminding readers that all the "experts" quoted in the magazine can also be seen on the various TV shows.

Compared to the other magazine I get, Family Handyman, This Old House has very little in the way of useful tips and detailed instructions for projects. When projects are explained in detail, they are too high a level for most home handymen.

Good for ideas on what to do: Somewhat
Good for how to implent those ideas: Not

4-0 out of 5 stars Northwest Fan
I've found that the magazine is a good companion to the TV program. Where the TV program often deals with home projects that are far outside the average person's economic means (unlike its early days), this magazine offers details and hints that are useful for all homeowners that like to swing hammers and delight in "demo dust".

1-0 out of 5 stars Just like the TV show! - which ain't good in this case
I used to watch TOH all the time and do enjoy watching it now. However keep in mind that they show you what is going on, give some quick instructions on what they are doing, but it is up to you, the viewer, to actually do it. Watching a 30 second job on TV is not the same thing! For example, if they pour a foundation you don't just go dig a hole and pour in concrete.

The magazine is exactly the same from what I have seen.

Save your money and get one of the other home improvement magazines. I get more info out of one issue of Family Handyman or Fine Homebuilding than I will ever get out of a decade's worth of This Old House. ... Read more


3. Fine Homebuilding
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Asin: B000063XJR
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Taunton Direct, Inc.
Sales Rank: 161
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Feature articles, tips and techniques, tools and materials, product reviews, building projects and commentary on all aspects of homebuilding for professional and amateur homebuilders, contractors and architects.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant star in it's class...for the DIY'er too
An architect friend who redid their own bungalow turned us on to this great magazine. While it is not as well known as thoses magazines with a TV show attached, Fine Homebuilding really stands out for those interested in craftsmanship over quick & easy solutions. Popular within the trade (all the articles are written by contractors but most are accessible by anyone reasonably handy), they take a very loving approach to each task they focus on. We just love reading advice for people with as much passion for old homes as we have but with way more experience! Lauded as the magazine for "do-it-yourself'ers with taste, a budget and perhaps a need for scholarly debate on whether vinyl siding belongs on a fine home." If you really want to learn how to approach a project from multiple ways and you don't want to "muddle it", this magazine is for you. It's like having a kind contractor over your shoulder the whole way...we have a hard time ever lending this out. Our DIY library would not be complete without every issue.

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredibly Useful
Aimed at the professional builder, FH is also a great resource for the amateur and for the homeowner seeking to educate him or herself about quality construction and design. A recent issue on siding installation is a must-read for anyone thinking of having siding installed. I started reading it shortly after I bought my first house, and learned a number of things I used in repairing windows,m plastering, painting and so forth.

But where it really paid off was when I did a major remodeling job on my house, adding a second story and completely residing with cedar. Reading over back issues I found dozens of ideas for trim, insulation, a/c, siding and other details. I learned enough technique to install my own tile backsplash, install a lot of the electrical work, and do all the phone and data wiring.

Required reading for professionals, inspiration for the homewoner, and a great resource for the amateur. Six stars.

5-0 out of 5 stars A exceptional periodical
I have recommended this magazine to friends/co-workers/family that have shown an interest in architecture, woodworking, and custom houses. You do not have to be a professional to appreciate Fine Homebuilding, I happen to be in the high-end woodworking business, but I am always interested in other methods and techniques of the pro's and this periodical (in my humble opinion) is the best in its class.

Fine Homebuilding avoids the jargon and has some great writers. Their articles come from professionals with real world situations and solutions be it how to properly vent a roof to the best way to layout a kitchen. There are also some novel ideas that come from architects, designs, professionals, and homeowners.

Fine Homebuilding provided me with some excellent knowledge/methods that I have been able to apply to my profession and weekend house projects. I'm sure you will find yourself, as I do, checking the mail hopping your next issue has been delivered.

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fine Homebuilding...... Not for the DIY'er
This mag has always been my favorite at the news stand... now i can subsribe here online... this is great... you gotta pick up a copy and check it out... you won't be disappointed !!!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Quality Homebuilding
Put out by Taunton Press, the same people who bring you Fine Woodworking, along with several other high quality magazines, Fine Homebuilding is unflinching in its approach to home building. You have to do it right!

There is excellent coverage in the techniques of quality home buiding. This is not a magazine which covers putting up "cracker-box" houses. It is about creating a unique home, with features that reflect your personality and meet your needs. Now, that may sound a little high-falutin', but they succeed admirably.

This magazine is not necessarily for the average, amateur do-it-yourselfer. It is geared towards more experienced homeowners and homebuilders who are able to think for themselves. If you are not sure if you fall into this category, pick the magazine up at the newstand before you subscribe and decide for yourself.

My wife and I subscribe because someday we are going to build our own house, and this magazine gives us plenty of ideas and information to aid in our planning. Highly recommended to the right readers. ... Read more


4. Home
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Asin: B00005N7QR
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Hachette Filipacchi Magazines
Sales Rank: 400
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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A remodeling and decorating resource for the homeowner; feature articles, product reviews, recommended reading, home repairs, resources, home plans and recipes.
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2-0 out of 5 stars Almost like an AD for Home Stores
This magazine does have tips and ideas along with a Q&A sections but the overall feel of this publication is "ad-like".There are pages and pages of ads and information on where to get 'stuff' like lighting fixtures and wood for projects...maybe a man would like this magazine.
If you are looking for a really great magazine on decorating you would be better off with one of the countless others on the market such as House & Garden,Southern Living or Country Home.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sterile
I purchased many, many home related magazines in the two year process of researching and designing our newly constructed home.
"HOME" magazine stands out as being sterile, almost clinical in their representaion of home decor and design. There is such a variety of subject related magazines and I have found a good many of them to be truly useful as far as containing realistic and creative ideas. This magazine's content was flat. ... Read more


5. Old-house Journal
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Asin: B00005N7NU
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Restore Media Llc
Sales Rank: 453
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Old-house information for the homeowner and old-house mechanic, restoration products, house plans, special articles on restoration and restoration services.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Renovator's Bible
Our house was built in 1838 and as we try and maintain as much of the historical character as possible, we often run into road blocks. With OldHouse Journal we are given step by step instructions on what to do. My husband is very particular and likes to do much of the work himself. OldHouse Journal allows it. It does stories on the old and new which is very helpful. We used to be subscribers to Colonial Homes and found the magazine to be more on comestics vs. updating and repair. We were recommended this magazine by a preservationist specialist and are very happy to have been. So if you own an old home this is a must have magazine. ... Read more


6. Workbench
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Asin: B00005N7UN
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: August Home Publishing
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Making Things Better
There is no lack of woodworking magazines for the budding (or advanced) craftsman. Each has a particular audience for its contents. For someone looking for the right magazines to subscribe to this can be a confusing process. Especially when the potential reader isn't precisely sure what they want themselves.

Workbench Magazine is, as the subtitle indicates, concerned with 'woodworking to improve your home.' The implication that the focus is on carpentry and basic cabinetry rather than complex design and joinery is correct. But don't make the mistake of thinking that that means that the projects and articles offered are in any way simple or humdrum. Recent features include a complex swing out pantry, mobile garage organizers and a simple, but very nicely made garden storage bench.

Technical articles tend to center on hand tools, finishing, and basic techniques, but don't be surprise when you discover that this also includes making a panel-raising router table and a cabinet door project using the same. Or an in depth report of a joinery machine. The focus is not on the tools though, but on what might be done with them.

Regular Departments include questions & answers, tips & techniques, tools & equipment, and craftsmanship. There are no surprises here, but Workbench is clearly aimed at the competent craftsperson that is interested in home improvement and doesn't mind an undertaking that is a bit of a stretch. One who isn't in the mood to spend a fortune on sawdust makers either. Solid practical writing marks all the articles.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really it should get 4 1/2 stars...
I regularly read all of the major woodworking magazines and this one has begun to grow on me quite a bit. Granted, for the subject matter it is not as highbrow as Fine Woodworking or Fine Homebuilding, nor is it as simple and practical as something like Family Handyman.

What this magazine IS is an attempt to provide a balance between the various interests of us homeowner-woodworkers, whether we happen to be weekend warrior newbies or knowledgable home improvement veterans. Simply put, most woodworkers are not only passionate about building woodworking projects but also about improving our homes. I applaud this magazine for doing a good job of "bridging" this span of interest.

Now for the nitty-gritty. I find the writing in Workbench to be very good, the photography and illustrations are clear, the shop tips submitted by fellow readers are always a highlight, and by including projects for the home and yard right alongside finer furniture projects, there is always something in every issue for nearly every interest. Also, I don't care who you are or how long you have been doing this stuff, there are always new/more tools to consider and the quality tool reviews found in Workbench are always welcome!

Ignore the naysayers and pick up a copy of this one to see for yourself. I highly recommend it!

1-0 out of 5 stars Beginers Only
This overpriced magazine is for the weekend warriors who would like to start a new hobby. There is nothing wrong with this, we all started somewhere. However, one can only stand for so much of new tool ratings and how to build the same old challege-less pieces of furniture. Please don't waste your money. Try Fine Woodworking, woodworking, or even Popular woodworking. You will be greatful you did, and will be on the road to becoming an expert weekend warriors.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Home Improvement Magazine
I've been very satisfied with Workbench Magazine. It has project plans, ideas, and tips for the home, workshop, and even the yard. From my personal dealings with their customer support department, the rest of the magazine world has a lot to learn about taking care of customers. If I could have only one home improvement magazine, Workbench would be my first choice. ... Read more


7. Craft & Home Projects Decorating Digest
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Asin: B00005N7PR
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Grass Roots Publishing Co., Inc.
Sales Rank: 1983
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars True Story
Best romantic story magazine ever. Also, some of the best short stories, poems,pets, and recipes all in onr magazine. The price sure did go sky rocketing. Great magazine ... Read more


8. Home Handyman
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Asin: B00007EOYL
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Allan Swart & Associates
Sales Rank: 1889
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9. Extreme How-to
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Asin: B0000CCY9M
Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Latitude3 Media Group Llc
Sales Rank: 6599
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10. Home Handyman
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Catlog: Magazine
Publisher: Allan Swart & Associates
Sales Rank: 1889
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11. Extreme How-to
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