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Functionality, Security And Style: Add Exterior Shutters To Your Home

Functionality, Security And Style: Add Exterior Shutters To Your Home

One of our favorite types of project is the weekend project. In just a couple of days, you can feel that rush of productivity and accomplishment after surveying a completed project that improves your home–and maybe even your lifestyle. Eager to tackle your next weekend project? We’ve got just the […]

Creative Places For Built-In Bookshelves

Creative Places For Built-In Bookshelves

Here at C&H, we’re big fans of reading. And that means we’re always on the lookout for great bookshelf projects. Adding built-in bookshelves to your home is an ideal way to increase your storage/display capacity. And those one-of-a-kind architectural touches can go a long way in adding a customized flair […]

Build A Fire Pit In Two Hours Or Less

Build A Fire Pit In Two Hours Or Less

What better way to celebrate the crisp weather of fall — especially those delightfully chilly evenings — than with a backyard fire pit? And thanks to a DIY version featured in this month’s Fresh Home magazine, you can be roasting marshmallows and hot dogs in a mere two hours or […]

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

Top 21 Build-It-Yourself Projects

We’ve got a ton of build-it-yourself projects available in our archives and but we’ve gone ahead and pulled your favorite 21. Grab your hammer and get to work! 1. Build Your Own Outdoor Shower 2. Build or Demolish an Interior Door 3. Build Your Own Garden Box 4. Build a […]

Build-It-Yourself: Bunk Bed Side Table

Build-It-Yourself: Bunk Bed Side Table

This project comes to us from Carlito’s Contraptions up on Montreal, Canada. He’s built an ingenious side table for the top sleeper of a bunk bed that allows a rigid platform to hold drinks, magazines, flashlights, etc., but can be folded back as not to be a hindrance to the […]

Build-It-Yourself: Brick BBQ Grill

Build-It-Yourself: Brick BBQ Grill

It’s getting a bit cool for outdoor grilling but if you’re still up for it and live in a warm climate then BBQ is always an option. If you are need to get your grill on but have no grill why not build your own.

Build a Workbench for $20

Build a Workbench for $20

Hammerzone has a great build-it-yourself workbench that can be made for under $20 and will be as sturdy as any bench you’ll find. You may want to check out the more detailed version of this project if you’ve never tackled a woodworking project before.

Build Your Own Hand Plane

Build Your Own Hand Plane

We love the simplicity and beauty of well-crafted hand planes. If you’d like to build your own here is a step-by-step which allows for a bit of customizing.

Build a Porch Glider

Build a Porch Glider

Similar to a porch swing, this glider provides a great place to relax on your deck or in your summer garden. Unlike a swing this porch glider doesn’t require a permanent location and can even be moved inside. To a seasoned woodworker this project shouldn’t take long, but if you’re […]