DIY Building Projects

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

How to Make a Stylish Cycling Ankle Strap

This pretty ankle strap will keep your pants from getting caught in your bike chain—and look good doing it.

Log To Lumber To Finished Project: Number 2

By Bruce McElmurray

Selecting a tree, reducing it to logs, milling out the logs into lumber and using that lumber for specific projects.

Log To Lumber To Finished Project

By Bruce McElmurray

Building a closet from lumber milled from standing dead trees.

How to Use a Drum Carder in Three Steps

Discover how to use a drum carder, which allows you to make larger batts than are possible using hand carders and can process a larger amount of fiber quickly.


Drop Spindle Spinning Made Easy

If you want to make handspun yarn, you don’t have to use a spinning wheel. Drop spindle spinning is easy to learn, portable and less expensive when you’re starting out.

Six Steps to Hand Carding Wool

Learning how to use hand carders or how to use a drum carder can expand the types of yarn you can spin by giving you more control over the fiber preparation.

How to Build a Potato Planter

Increase your yield with an easy-to-build vertical potato planter.

How to Find and Fix a Pond Leak

By Darrell Rhoades

If your pond keeps dropping its water level, you might have a pond leak. Here are some steps to find where it's going and how to find the leaking area to repair.