DIY Building Projects

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

7 Unique DIY Projects for Essential Oils

By Mikkie Mills

There are so many ways to use essential oils in DIY activities with your kids.

Low- (or Zero-) Budget Shelter for a Stray Cat

By Bob Post

Make a simple and effective DIY cat shelter from repurposed items around the house.

Salvaging Urban Wood with a Portable Sawmill

By The Wood-Mizer Team

Perhaps no sector of the wood products industry is more environmentally significant than the recovery and utilization of urban sourced timber. Equally, much of the recovered urban wood would not be salvageable without the availability of portable sawmills like the Wood-Mizer LT40 Super Hydraulic owned and operated by Paul Morrison’s business The Wood Cycle of Wisconsin.

Ways To Use Up Yarn Scraps

By Anna Twitto

Creative ways to use up those odd bits of leftover yarn.


Reliable and Simple: A ‘Right to Repair’ Ode and Kitchen Story

By Greg Rossel, Greg Rossel Boat Carpentry

We have all owned shoddy appliances that have given up the ghost right after the too-short warranty runs out. In the European Union and at least 18 U.S. states have introduced “right to repair” legislation. European environmental ministers are hoping to force manufacturers to make appliances with greater longevity and that are easier to repair.

Making Liquid Castile Soap From Bars

By Shelby DeVore Farminence

I'm sure you've seen the money that you can save using castile soap, but make it even cheaper and turn castile soap bars into liquid castile soap!

Sew a DIY Backback with These Resources for 3 Backback Styles

By Mikkie Mills

Luggage can be expensive. Try a more creative approach by making your own backpacks. Making a DIY backpack — drawstring, over-the-shoulder, or full-zip — can be an inexpensive, effective (and stylish) solution using these resources to get started.

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