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

Make Homemade BBQ Wood Chips From Fruit Tree Cuttings

By John Atwell

After you read this handy tip, you’ll never need to buy expensive BBQ wood chips again.

Attach Your Manual Grain Mill to an Elliptical Trainer

By Monty Kaasch

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.

Uses for Wood Shavings: Make a Drawer Freshener

By Jenny Mörtsell

Follow this reader-submitted tip to capitalize on small leftovers from woodworking projects.

The Sweetest Ant Poison

By Kirk Miller

A MOTHER EARTH NEWS reader in Texas sprinkles dry molasses on fire anthills to kill pesky (and painful!) fire ants.


Make Deck Balusters From Used Golf Clubs

By Jeff Setaro

This deck refinishing idea employs used golf clubs as deck balusters and is perfect for golf aficionados and recycling enthusiasts alike.

Guide to Setting Posts in Concrete

Setting posts in concrete does not need to be a confounding task, as this helpful guide illustrates.

How to Mix Concrete

This guide on how to mix concrete places emphasis on finding the proper consistency for your mixture.

DIY Concrete Landscaping and Garden Borders

Concrete landscaping is made easy with these simple, clear instructions.