DIY Building Projects

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

Reusable Household Wipes

By Carole Coates

Try making your own household cleaner. It's a natural, safe and effective way to clean.

How to Build a 4-by-3-foot Chicken Coop: Step-by-Step Project Diagrams

By Dave Malcolm,

Anyone with a small, protected yard can get started with this 3-by-4-foot chicken coop, which is moderately easy to build as a do-it-yourself project. It features nesting boxes for the laying hens and has a capacity of six birds. This DIY chicken coop plan provides year-round protection from the weather and a good place for the birds to roost.

Does Your Handspun Measure Up?

By Jennifer Huhta, Roses and Purls

How to accurately measure your handspun yarn so you aren't caught short.



By Bruce McElmurray

How we use old or discarded parts to make something else more functional and useful.

How to Make a Leather Apron

Turn a deer hide into a multipurpose apron that’s a perfect fit for garden chores or workshop projects.

Make a DIY Fall Wreath with Foraged Botanicals

By Debbie Wolfe, The Prudent Garden

Use your garden’s bounty to create a seasonal wreath. Fall is full of lovely botanicals that you can use to make a simple, foraged DIY wreath.

8 Things we Make at Home to Save Money, Reduce Waste, and Eat Healthier

By Carrie Williams Howe

Save money on your grocery bills, reduce waste, and eat healthier by creating a "make it at home" routine, starting with these ideas.

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