DIY Building Projects

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

Download Plans and Save Money With a Router Table

By Steve Maxwell

Routers and router tables can save you a lot of money making trim and molding. Download plans for making an extra-wide fence for milling your own crown molding.


6 Critical First Steps for Building a Hand-Built Home

By Paul Wood, Shelter Works

Are you thinking about building your own home? Here are six critical things to consider before hammering the first nail.


Make Chicken Waterer From Old Bucket

By Anna Twitto

Instructions for making a simple, cheap and effective chicken waterer.


Build a Greenhouse from Old Recycled Windows

By Gary and Gina Blocker

Repurpose old glass windows and doors by assembling them into a beautiful and unique greenhouse.


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Build a Barrel Planter from Recycled Materials

By Seth and Cheryl Rundle

Repurpose a 55-gallon drum and leftover decking to create a rabbit-proof barrel planter that pairs perfectly with your deck.


Homemade All-Natural Paw Balm Recipe

By Josh Brewer

Protect your cat’s and dog’s tender paws with this all-natural, homemade paw salve recipe.


Homemade Live Edge Walnut Side Table

By Bob McCray

This craftsman created a simple, beautiful, and unique natural-edge side table from wood harvested from a walnut tree in his own backyard.


Homestead Hacks: DIY Radiant Heat with a Rocket Stove Boiler

By Tim Luce

This “Homestead Hack” shows how to build a rocket stove boiler to power DIY radiant heat in your house.



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