DIY Building Projects

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

Build Your Own Egg Incubator

By Julie Gauthier

A poultry farmer offers up the lessons she learned after constructing her own incubation cabinet to hatch rare heritage chicks.


How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Better Than New

By Steve Maxwell

Still struggling to sharpen a chainsaw with a file? An electric sharpener is faster, easier and makes a better cutting saw. Download a hands-on guide for learning how to use electric saw chain sharpeners.


The Dying Art of the Skilled Trade: The Importance of Working With Our Hands

By Destiny Hagest

In a world of digital products and services, are skilled trades a vanishing art? This article explores the transformation we've seen in people's skill sets over the generations, and the reassuring signs that skilled labor is making a comeback.


Download Plans and Save Money With a Router Table

By Steve Maxwell

Routers and router tables can save you a lot of money making trim and molding. Download plans for making an extra-wide fence for milling your own crown molding.


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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.


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.


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.



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