DIY Building Projects

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

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.


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.


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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.



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