Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.
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DIY Stone Bench
Build a Stone Bench
David Reed details how to build DIY stone benches with nothing but a little help from friends.
Soil sifter
Make a Soil Sifter
Learn how to make a soil sifter that takes the weight off your back with these plans for a wheeled sifting box in a frame.
homemade soaps
Colorful Homemade Soaps
Making soap is a creative and artistic process with a practical use. Learn how to color, pour and cut soap at home to achieve your desired results.
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