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How To Build Your Own Record Crates

How To Build Your Own Record Crates

We are big time fans of Wood & Faulk (we’re really partial with anyone who uses an ampersand in their name) and his camping stool is still one of our all-time favorites. His latest masterpiece is a basic woodworking project for building record crates. As always his photos are amazing […]

Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station One in Chicago

Hackerspace Profile: Pumping Station One in Chicago

As part of the Craftsman Experience Holiday Extravaganza, they invited the Chicago hackerspace, Pumping Station: One to participate and build some holiday projects like snow globes powered by Craftsman orbital sanders and hand-held fans as well as a holiday bot, shown here.

Luxury Treehouse Designs

Luxury Treehouse Designs

Treehouses have come a long way since the days of Little Rascals. There are now firms that specialize in designing luxury treehouses, many of which are built using sustainable materials and are of minimal impact to the environment. The best treehouse designs start with the tree which will provide the […]

Easy-to-Make Glass Ball Chandelier

Easy-to-Make Glass Ball Chandelier

I can’t get over how easy and amazing this do-it-yourself chandelier was that Small Notebook created – for only $70. They got the idea from the smart folks at Readymade. Here’s what you need: 18 4-inch glass bubble balls from CB2 ($2 each) 4 cord sets from IKEA ($4 each) […]

4 Skills You Must Teach Your Kids: How-To Build a Fence

4 Skills You Must Teach Your Kids: How-To Build a Fence

I want my kids to know how to build a fence. Not a sloppy, patchwork, post-embedded-8-inches-deep fence, but a solid, sturdy, wind-defying mecca of pickets and rails.

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Design It Yourself and Let Ponoko do the Rest

Do you have a great design idea for a piece of furniture of other home accessory? You can now design, build, and bring it to market with the help of Ponoko. They are one of the first do-it-yourself industrial design companies that allow you to submit plans and designs for […]

Build It Yourself: Compact TV Stand

Build It Yourself: Compact TV Stand

Here’s a new project for you: a television stand. Maybe you already have one in your living room, but chances are you have more than one TV. This plan from Amateur Woodworker is great when you only have a small spot for a TV in the playroom or bedroom.

Build a Clothes Drying Rack

Build a Clothes Drying Rack

It can be so irritating to line dry clothes, but if you’ve ever had a garment ruined in the dryer, you know it’s still quite often a necessity and at the same time an energy saver. Now maybe it’s easier to go out and buy a drying rack for yourself, […]

Learn to Design and Build

Learn to Design and Build

Apartment Therapy has turned us onto a great looking school in Vermont called Yestermorrow Design/Build School. They are a non-profit educational institution and offer over 100 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft as well as courses in sustainable design.

Build Your Own Bar

Build Your Own Bar

Tiki bars are fun but the island style isn’t for everyone or every house. Here are some plans to build other indoor and outdoor bars.

McMansion Expansion

McMansion Expansion

Not even the rise of interest rates have stopped the trend of bigger homes. We can understand the need for living in a larger space, but stretching the footprint of your home from property line to property line and building as large a space as possible seems like such a […]

Build a Home Office

Build a Home Office

If the weather keeps you inside this weekend why not turn towards your neglected desk space, if you can find it beneath the piles of paper and magazines. If you aren’t into buying the ready built but cheap desk solutions at Staples of Office Depot, why not try building your […]