DIY Building Projects

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

A Gourdeous Day for Cleaning Gourds

By Blythe Pelham

Blythe shares her process for cleaning gourds on a nice sunny day.

Holiday Heirloom Wallhanging

By Cindy Conner, Homeplace Earth

Find a new use for your old jewelry or the heirlooms you inherited from your mother. Put them in a wallhanging for all to see and let the stories flow about each piece.

Using Power Tools to Grow Healthier Gardens

The growing popularity of power tools is helping gardeners plant more in less time while giving their plants a healthy boost.

Leathers and Furs: Preserving Animal Hides

In this episode, Charlotte sits down with Grit editors Caleb and Kellsey and Dennis the Griz Biswell to discuss preserving an animal hide. Dennis shares his expertise to instruct us on both fur on and fur off methods.


Septic System Rescue: DIY Fix for Hopeless Cases

By Steve Maxwell

How I fixed my own hopelessly clogged septic system and how it’s been working perfectly since 2014.

A Multi-Pronged Approach for Fending Off Fleamageddon

By Blythe Pelham

With 12 indoor cats, once fleas get a foothold it can lead to serious trouble. After decades of living without fleas, Blythe and her husband have had to battle these tiny voracious beasts twice in the past few years. Read this blog to see how their multi-pronged approach helped win the war.

Step-by-Step Garden Hose Repairs

By Pam Dawling

Broken and leaking garden hoses can be a source of frustration unless you know a few tricks to make repairing them quicker and easier. Use heavy-duty hose repair fittings for more long-lasting hoses: more time gardening, less time fixing broken garden tools.

Upcycled Solar Food Dehydrator from a Used Vehicle

By Holly Chiantaretto, Hallow Springs Farm

Food dehydration is one of the best methods to preserve the nutritional value of your garden harvest. But food dehydrators are expensive and energy costly. This article explores a low-cost option to dry large amounts of garden goods using a used vehicle parked in a sunny location.

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