DIY Building Projects

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

Step It Up in the Garden by Using Recycled Wooden Stairs

By Melanie Martinez

If old wooden stairs are no longer stable, you can use the repurposed wood for raised garden beds.

There are Many Uses for Free Plastic Cards

By Lane Hug

A credit card offer may seem like spam mail until you explore uses for the plastic cards within.

The Purr-fect Homemade Cat Bed

By Elizabeth Atia

Are you wondering what to do with old sweaters? Keep your animal friends comfortable by making this homemade cat bed out of a sweater and cotton scraps.

DIY: How to Alter a Pattern

Whether you need to lengthen or shorten a garment, these DIY instructions will teach you how to alter a pattern.


How to Replace a Wooden Tool Handle

By Steve Maxwell

Making wooden replacement handles for tools is easier than you think.

How To Convert Standing Dead Trees To Lumber, Final Story

By Bruce McElmurray

The benefits of owning a home wood mill and the economic advantages if you have available timber.

How to Convert Standing Dead Trees to Lumber

By Bruce McElmurray

How we convert standing dead trees to usable lumber.

Putting Up Basil and Pesto

By Douglas Stevenson

Fresh pesto is great in the summer, but it's even better in the middle of winter!