DIY Building Projects

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

Beginner’s Guide to Installing Crown Molding

By Steve Maxwell

Learn the five essentials for installing your own crown molding like a pro. Great results are easier than it looks, especially if you use crown anchoring hardware.


How to Rescue a Smelly Soft Chair

By Kristi Nebel

You can save a stinky soft chair by removing and washing its cushion and cushion-cover at home. How to take a rescued chair from start to finish with removal of odors.


Turn Garden Abudance Into Handmade Soap

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Summer is winding down and there is always an abundance of veggies that need preserving, why not turn some of your garden abundance into soap!


DIY Homestead Well Pump Replacement, EVERYTHING You Need to Know About a Well System!

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Learn about how a homestead well works and how to fix it. We replace our 100 foot deep well pump ourselves.


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Basic Tree Care: Assessing Root, Limb and Trunk Health

By Monica White

Basic details of successful tree c.are.


DIY Blueberry Ink from Fresh or Frozen Berries

By Sarah Hart Morgan

Either fresh or frozen blueberries will work for these varied shades of homemade blueberry ink. Follow these illustrated steps for natural dye from berries.


Go with the Flow: DIY Rain Barrel

By Frank Hyman

Build a rain barrel that cleverly uses gravity to send water uphill.


Country Lore: Stories Cast in Stone

By Mother Earth News Readers

Learn from our readers: painted stones for teaching stories to kids, netting for plants, wooden pontoons, free bird repellent, cassava fries, and more.



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