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DIY Building Projects

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

Sewing Machine Maintenance Made Simple

By Duane Sommerfield

Some repairs do require the attention of a professional, but don't be intimidated. If you're attentive and careful you can do quite a bit of sewing machine maintenance yourself. Originally published as "SEWING MACHINE SURGERY MADE SIMPLE" in the March/April 1983 issue of MOTHER EARTH NEWS.

Sewing Rabbit Fur

By Kathy Kellogg

If you have experience sewing thick fabric, you shouldn't have any trouble sewing rabbit fur.

How to Make Your Own Fabric Face Mask

By Danielle Pientka,

Learn how to sew your own face mask to protect yourself on trips to the grocery or feed store.

Upcycle a Broken Glass Patio Table with a Farm-Style Wood Table Top

By Kerry W. Mann, Jr., HomesteadHow

Our glass patio table shattered so we made something even better using cedar and converted this basic glass table into an awesome farmhouse style patio table!


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Build a Wall-Mounted Wooden Rack for Easy Canned Goods Rotation

By Aur Beck, Advanced Energy Solutions Group

This inexpensive wooden rack allows you to store 160 cans in a previously unused section of your kitchen while making sure the oldest cans are in easy reach first.

Build a Thermosiphon Solar-Heated Shower System

By Kyle Chandler-Isacksen, Be the Change Project

This thermosiphon off-grid solar shower system is a great way to reduce energy consumption while watering your greenhouse.

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Learn from home by joining the pros online in our all-new webinars featuring gardening, self-reliance, fermenting, and chickens.

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