You can build your own industrial-chic reclaimed-wood table with only a few hand tools, spending about $120 on copper pipe.
By Brian Kaller
Cultures around the world wove boats: Tibetans floated in Ku-Drus of woven wood and yak skin, Eskimos lashed sealskin around their long umiaks, Arabs traversed the Tigris and Euphrates in quffahs, and the Celts of the British Isles — Irish, Scots and Welsh — had an amazing variety of coracles for fresh waters and curraghs for the sea.
A thrifty homesteader from Oregon transformed an old, junky camper into a snug hen house.
After you read this handy tip, you’ll never need to buy expensive BBQ wood chips again.
If your manual grain mill turns out to be too much work for your arms alone, consider attaching it to an exercise bike for added power.
Follow this reader-submitted tip to capitalize on small leftovers from woodworking projects.
A MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader in Texas sprinkles dry molasses on fire anthills to kill pesky (and painful!) fire ants.