Platform Ideas to Fit Sliding Mitre Saw to Workbench
Using recycled wood to create platform to overhang workbench, on which to sit sliding mitre saw that would otherwise dangerously overhang the workbench and be top heavy when saw blade is pulled forward; and using clamps rather than bolting it in place so saw can easily be moved for use elsewhere.
Barred Owl Nest Box Plans: How to Build a Barred Owl House
Designed to attract barred owls, I used scraps of cedar fence and pine tongue & groove cutoffs to build the big birdhouse.
How to Make a Wooden Housing for External HDDs (With Filing Tray on Top)
A step-by-step guide to making multipurpose wooden housing for external hard drives (or similar equipment) with a filing tray on top. It's designed to protect equipment on the desk (and to stop the cat from knocking them over every time she jumps up to get to the windowsill).
How to Make an Elephant Planter: Simple DIY Planter Plans
Step-by-step instructions for building an interesting little elephant planter box from scraps of mahogany.
How to Build a Multi-Unit Condo Birdhouse: Easy DIY Birdhouse Plans
Built for the birds, this interesting birdhouse design has three separate units and has fledged several families of bluebirds and wrens. A few repurposed and salvaged bits add whimsy and transform a basic birdhouse into a unique piece of yard art.
How to Make a Cable Management Trough From Recycled Wood
Follow this simple step-by-step guide and make a cable management trough from recycled wood. It's designed for easy and versatile use, and it fits on the back wall beneath your computer desktop (to keep all the cables off the floor under the desk).
How to Retrofit Additional Shelving to a Built-in DVD Storage Unit
Join me in this simple task of retrofitting two additional shelves to an existing built-in DVD/Blu-ray storage unit, closely matching the existing hewed wood effect (medieval-style) and wood stain colour of the existing shelving unit.
Renovate & Repurpose an Oak Dining Table Into Sewing Table
Learn how to turn a dining table into a sewing table with this guide. It's not just another oak dining table renovation and repurposing project: I also show my experimental approach, as I explored various options (while thinking out of the box) to meet specific criteria to a satisfactory level.
How I Made This Custom Guitar Pedal Board
Building your own guitar pedal board doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. This simple rack is easy to make, built sturdy to take abuse, and it keeps your stomp boxes organized with the cables tucked neatly underneath. The size can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. And it looks good!
How to Build a Winter Roosting Box: DIY Barn Wood Project for the Birds
As winter approaches, birds seek shelter from the cold. A roosting box provides protection from the harsh winter weather and allows several birds to huddle together to conserve energy by sharing body warmth.
Barnwood Birdhouse Plans: How to Build a Rustic Handcrafted Birdhouse
This unique birdhouse is handcrafted from rustic barn wood and repurposed pine. Made for the birds, the birdhouse will make a great home for a variety of cavity-nesting birds, including chickadees and wrens.
Turning Driftwood Into a Whale Wall Art Sculpture
Turning pieces of driftwood into sculpture is fun, challenging, and rewarding. Half the fun is finding driftwood while walking along the Humarock Beach. The other half is fitting the pieces together to create a driftwood whale sculpture.
Bespoke Wooden Wildlife Camera Stand: Design, Construction & Field Test
Bespoke design and build of an adjustable wooden stand for use with wildlife camera mounting arms. This is for easy and flexible use in the back garden. It's built from durable scrap wood and designed for potential multi-purposing as a garden table.
How to Build a Multi-Unit Birdhouse: Simple DIY Birdhouse Plans
Step-by-step instructions for building an interesting multi-unit birdhouse with three separate nest boxes. Built for the birds, this design has fledged several families of bluebirds and wrens. A few repurposed and salvaged bits add character and whimsy, transforming a basic birdhouse into folk art.
How I Made This Spy Window Birdhouse for Watching Baby Birds in Their Nest
Watch as the birds build their nest, lay eggs, and raise their babies. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to build a hanging birdhouse with a clear plastic window to see inside the nesting box.
How to Repurpose an Antique Sewing Machine Base Into a Unique Table
Turn a vintage sewing machine stand into an interesting and useful table. I purchased the base for $10 and made the top from pieces of salvaged lumber (free!).
How to Make a Rustic Wooden Clock Out of Old Lumber
The clock will function properly as long as you install the clock kit directly in the center of whatever shape you choose—oval, maybe? To hang the clock, I ended up just nailing a small nail into our wall and using the top 1×2 piece that connects the slats together to hang it.
How to Make a Nesting Shelf for Robins: DIY Nest Box Plans
DIY plans with photos and step-by-step instructions for building a robin nesting shelf.
How to Make a Suet Cake Bird Feeder With a Tail Prop for Woodpeckers
This simple bird feeder for holding suet cakes is easy to make. The extended tail prop makes it easy for woodpeckers to balance while feasting on the suet.
How to Make a Multi-Purpose Protective Cover Box From Recycled Wood
How to upcycle a folding table and use other recycled wood to make a wooden box to protect an overlocker (serger) sewing machine.
How to Build a DIY Single-Color Silk-Screen Printing Station
In this article, I will share with you three different ways to build a silk-screen printing station.
Tombstone Ideas for Your Halloween Graveyard
Transform your yard into a creepy Halloween graveyard with fake tombstones and clever epitaphs. Here are ideas for funny R.I.P. names and spooky tombstone sayings, plus easy instructions for making your own tombstones.
Bluebird House Plans: How to Build a Chalet-Style Bluebird Birdhouse
Step-by-step instructions with photos for building a stylish bluebird birdhouse that the birds will actually use. Adding a few extra details adds character and makes your birdhouse unique.
How to Make a Spice Rack From Oak Tongue and Groove Floorboards
This article shares the design concept and a step-by-step guide to making a bespoke spice rack from solid oak tongue and groove floorboards. The rack includes a paper towel holder.
How to Build a License Plate Birdhouse: DIY Plans for Unique Garden Art
Unique ideas with plans for making decorative birdhouses using old license plates. These are functional birdhouses that birds will actually use to raise their families.
Making a Bespoke Cabinet With Drawer for the Living Room From Recycled Oak
How-to guide for making a solid oak cabinet for the living room on a low budget from reclaimed timber and floorboards that match the general style and dimensions of existing oak furniture.
How to Build a Fly-Through Tray Bird Feeder: DIY County Store Platform Bird Feeder Plans
Build a platform bird feeder that is designed to look like a rustic country store.
DIY Craft Tutorial: Patriotic Flag Decoration for Memorial Day or 4th of July
This crafty patriotic flag makes a cheerful decoration to honor our service people and celebrate the summer holidays. With the addition of floral blooms, this sign can welcome visitors all year long!
Bluebird House Plans: How to Build a Simple Six-Sided Birdhouse
This unique birdhouse is built for the birds! Simple to make, the six-sided birdhouse looks great in the garden and it is designed to attract bluebirds.