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228 Storage Tips And Easy Projects packs into its 144 pages lots of great storage ideas for your home and workshop. The book describes and illustrates every project in detail, making it quick and easy for handypersons of all skill levels to follow. Even better, most of the featured projects require low-cost supplies that you may already have in your scrap pile.

After going through the entire magazine twice, I’d have to say some of my favorite tips and projects were the ones with PVC pipes. I could never bring myself to dispose of scrap PVC, which is why I have a hefty pile of it — and now that pile has a purpose. Although most of the projects are creative and useful, they throw in a few that are a bit simple, such as the soda bottle tool holder.

A blurb on the inside cover says the tips and projects are based on articles previously run in The Family Handyman. If the monthly magazine is as good as this reference, I just might have to subscribe. You can pick up your copy at newsstands, Amazon, or even some supermarkets for $10. Don’t wait too long, though — the magazine is only on display until April 8.

Bonus: Aside from a one-page e-newsletter mention and a Zircon layout on the back cover, you won’t see any ads!

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11 Responses to 228 Storage Tips And Easy Projects

  1. Anna says:

    As a total DIY newbie, Family Handyman is easily my favorite magazine (I’m subscribing to quite a bunch) along with WorkBench. The projects are nice but fairly accessible to newcomers like myself.

  2. I have to second the WorkBench recommendation. I like it’s mixture of simple projects, decent tool reviews, news, and tips. Having subscribed to many DIY magazines, Workbench is the only one I’m still subscribing to. (I also got my Father-in-Law a subscribtion)

    I like Wood Magazine, the reviews and tips are good, but the projects can be a little Grand. I hate that This Old House magazine has become basically Better Homes and Gardens (while Better Homes and Gardens has become basically eye candy) Don’t get me started about Handy, the magazine is actually OK, but I got so much misleading junk mail from them I couldn’t stand it any more.

  3. Fred says:

    If you can stand Taunton’s sometimes holier-than-thou preachy attitude their Fine Homebuilding magazine often has good information inside. They also do not seem to be afraid to publish clarifications and corrections when mistakes are made. At $7.99 for the cover price – it is a bit pricey – but buy it at Home Depot or Lowes and its discounted a bit.

  4. Teacher says:

    Family Handyman is the only DIY type magazine I still subscribe to. I used to get TOH but as it changed I found I had no interest in the things in it. Better Homes and Gardens is a good description. Or BH&G for Millionaires.

    I’ll have to look into Workbench. Thanks for the heads up.

  5. Zathrus says:

    I’ll have to look into WB as well — saw it a couple weeks ago at B&N and it looked good.

    I subscribed to Fine Homebuilding for a couple years but it’s expensive, even at the yearly rate. It’s much more geared toward pros than DIYers though; there’s some great tips in there (some of which I’ve seen in FH much later), but not enough for the price.

    I like Family Handyman; it’s very geared toward the DIY/semi-pro. And it’s cheap. Of course, it has marginally more ads than FH to make up for that.

  6. Lew says:

    I enjoy Fine Homebuilding and the Journal of Light Construction has a pretty good magazine and site [ http://www.jlconline.com ]. Sign up for their RSS feeds.

  7. Rally9x says:

    I have last years version of this and its probably better than any book on the subject I have seen even if it is in magazine form. Lots of projects that look modern and can be adapted to other uses. I purchased the magazine right after finishing some shelving projects and their were pleny of head slapping moments after I read a solution to a problem I was struggling with on my project. High quality images and diagrams also.

  8. PutnamEco says:

    I’m surprised Tauntons tool guide hasn’t graced this blog. Pure tool pr0n.

    http://store.taunton.com/onlinestore/item/015005.html

  9. Dugbee says:

    I subscribe to Family Handyman, and as a new homeowner it’s quite nice. I also subscribed to Fine Woodworking online – it’s the same as an annual print subscription ($35 or so) but you get searchable access to all of the articles, which are in PDF. Great for new woodworkers!

  10. Molly says:

    I’ve been getting Family Handyman for quite some time now and I love it. It’s so helpful!!!!

  11. Miss Frannie says:

    Even though I don’t have a family or a husband I can still dig the family handyman. Very good all around DIY source for amatuers.

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