DIY

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

6 Critical First Steps for Building a Hand-Built Home

By Paul Wood, Shelter Works

Are you thinking about building your own home? Here are six critical things to consider before hammering the first nail.


How to Tan a Deer Hide

Follow these steps for tanning a deer hide, complete with time requirements and tool recommendations, to make your own beautiful, quality leather.


Make Chicken Waterer From Old Bucket

By Anna Twitto

Instructions for making a simple, cheap and effective chicken waterer.


Build a Greenhouse from Old Recycled Windows

By Gary and Gina Blocker

Repurpose old glass windows and doors by assembling them into a beautiful and unique greenhouse.


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Build a Barrel Planter from Recycled Materials

By Seth and Cheryl Rundle

Repurpose a 55-gallon drum and leftover decking to create a rabbit-proof barrel planter that pairs perfectly with your deck.


Homemade All-Natural Paw Balm Recipe

By Josh Brewer

Protect your cat’s and dog’s tender paws with this all-natural, homemade paw salve recipe.


Homemade Live Edge Walnut Side Table

By Bob McCray

This craftsman created a simple, beautiful, and unique natural-edge side table from wood harvested from a walnut tree in his own backyard.


Homestead Hacks: DIY Radiant Heat with a Rocket Stove Boiler

By Tim Luce

This “Homestead Hack” shows how to build a rocket stove boiler to power DIY radiant heat in your house.