DIY Building Projects

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

Green Tomato Tallow Soap Recipe

By Reader Letters

Incorporate green tomatoes in your soap recipe, DIY mob-feeder, sewing case kit and more tips from readers.

How to Build a Coffee Roasting Machine

By Jon Stika

Build and operate your own roaster for full control over the color and flavor of the beans in your brew.

Build a Simple Homestead Bench

By Renee Benoit

I can’t find a suitable sturdy bench for my mud room so I decide to make one myself. Here’s how I did it.

Why Hand Planes Still Make Sense

By Steve Maxwell

Learn why hand planes are part of quiet, simple woodworking, and how to choose and use a plane that will really work for you. 40 years of woodworking insights here for you.


Introduction to Tanning & Skinning Tools

By Fala Burnette, Wolf Branch Homestead

If you’ve ever been interested in wanting to learn more about tanning hides and furs, this article will discuss some of the basic tools to get started.

Why All-Foam Basement Subfloors Make Sense

By Steve Maxwell, Bailey Line Road

A field trial report on the first of a new type of all-foam basement subfloor panel. Lighter weight and easier installation are two new advantages.

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.

Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price

50 Years of Money-Saving Tips!

Mother Earth NewsAt MOTHER EARTH NEWS for 50 years and counting, we are dedicated to conserving our planet's natural resources while helping you conserve your financial resources. You'll find tips for slashing heating bills, growing fresh, natural produce at home, and more. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only).

You may also use the Bill Me option and pay $17.95 for 6 issues.

Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
International Subscribers - Click Here
Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST).

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter flipboard

Free Product Information Classifieds Newsletters