Great DIY projects and building plans for anyone who can swing a hammer.

Slap Together an Easy Mosquito-Net Tent

By Brent Garcia

This easy-to-make mosquito-net tent will keep flying critters from bugging you throughout the night.

Sweet DIY Dorm Furniture

By Instructables

Take a seat on this comfy sofa you made yourself using recycled car seats.

Felted Acorn Garland For Fall Decoration

By Jessica Mauras

This acorn-shaped wool garland is easy to make and perfect for fall decor.

From File To Knife: Make a Bushcraft Knife Using Simple Tools

By Cas van de Goor

Learn how to make your own bushcraft knife using only simple tools and materials, including an old file.


Vintage Cast Iron Radiators: Classic, Efficient and Beautiful

By Steve Maxwell

Steve explains a little about why he chose to install reclaimed cast-iron radiators, including a video tour of his installation.

DIY Garden Lights

By Ruud van Koningsbrugge

These DIY garden lights reuse plastic bottles and provide soft, natural lighting for evenings spent outdoors.

The Aquaponics Source Announces Publication of “Aquaponics Gardening"

Press Release

“Aquaponics Gardening: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together” offers advice and insight into the world of sustainable gardening

Make A Rustic Headboard Bench

By Barb Camp

You can make a simple bench for the garden or patio by recycling an old headboard.

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Aug. 5-6, 2017
Albany, Ore.

Discover a dazzling array of workshops and lectures designed to get you further down the path to independence and self-reliance.