DIY Building Projects

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

Living Off the Land in the Alaskan Wilderness

By Mark Miller, The Wood-Mizer Team

Mark Miller has accomplished his youthful dream of building a remote fishing lodge in the wilderness of Alaska.

Homemade Lavender Salt Scrub

By Karen Housel, Sustainable Daisy

Follow along to learn how to make a homemade lavender salt scrub.

How to Build a Bluebird House

By Norman E. Johnson

Provide nearby bluebirds with a winter haven by learning how to build a bluebird house out of hollow logs.

Making Soap: Yes You Can!

By Deb Tejada

Soap making is fairly easy and rewarding, especially when you make a soap that’s better than anything you can buy!


Creating Catnip Mousies with Dried Herbs

By Blythe Pelham

Learn how to create a simple catnip mouse toy for your cats. This project is a great one for children and other beginning sewers, or someone with a lot of cats on their gift list.

DIY Repurposed Magnets

By Karen Housel, Sustainable Daisy

Repurpose small treasures into magnets you can look at every day!

A DIY Goat Barn for Less Than $1,000 from Reclaimed Materials

By Jason and Amanda Brengle, The Happy Cowgirl

Our DIY goat barn was built using mostly reused materials and cost us less than $1,000. In this post, we show you how we did it and give you tips along the way!

Upcycled Decoupage Lamp Shade

By Karen Housel, Sustainable Daisy

A 3-step decoupage project to transform a plain lamp shade into a stunning statement piece.

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