DIY

Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.
Build one or more of these easy-to-build, attractive outdoor benches, from mail-order plans: a log and plank bench, the Leopold bench and the Jordan Pond bench and table.

Applying finish to wood project 10 Wood Finishing Techniques
Check out the top 10 wood finishing techniques and learn how to fix the most common finishing mistakes.
An Indoor Clothes Drying Rack
An indoor clothes drying rack is an easy-to-build "rainy-day" home project that can save you both money and energy.
DIY Drying Rack for Pasta, Herbs and More
Use your noodle to build this DIY drying rack for hanging homemade pasta, herbs, dish towels and anything else you come up with. The folding rack won't take up valuable counter space when not in use.
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