DIY Building Projects

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

James Ruther: Maker of Spoons

By Christopher Nyerges

A man who carves spoons from wood.


Easy Soap Making

Join Charlotte and Q as they walk through the steps of making your own custom soap at home!


In the Grease

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

Spinning "in the grease:" What is it, and why would you want to?


Displaying Your Canning Jars and Recycled Glass as Kitchen Décor

By Tina Ames

Boast your bounty of canned goods and recycle at the same time. It makes beautiful kitchen decor for your home!


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Country Lore: August/September 2018

By MOTHER EARTH NEWS readers

Build your own horizontal Layens hive to save money while creating the best hive possible for your bees.


How to Unclog Drains Easily

By Anna Twitto

A few basic hacks will enable you to call the plumber much less often.


Changing Plans and Building an Herb Spiral

By Jonathan Olivier

Off the road for a few weeks in the South, the author employs permaculture principles to build an herb spiral by using spare materials nearby.


A New Spin on an Old Craft Handspun Yarn Gets Its Resurgence

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

A resurgence in popularity of handspinning is taking root in the modern makers movement.



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