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  • Animal Ark

    This do-it-yourself animal ark project will keep little hands and big imaginations busy when it’s too wet to go outside. A natural for rainy afternoons, the project features pairs of lions, giraffes, bears, pigs, cows, elephants, horses and camels that fit on a sturdy ark. And when the deluge is over, the whole menagerie is ready to…

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  • Armoire plans

    Armoire Plans

    If you’re looking for an easy DIY beginner woodworking project to add some storage or closet space for that winter wardrobe, an armoire is a handsome, easy-to-build solution, especially when you use our armoire plans. This one will stow full-length coats, robes and gowns and has a roomy drawer at the bottom for linens, handbags…

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  • Bookcase Plans

    Like the books it’s designed to protect and display, a well-made bookcase is a classic in its own right. At home in almost any room of the house, few pieces of furniture embody such a blend of form and function. Our bookcase plans will guide you through the build process quickly giving you the storage space you’ve been…

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  • Cedar Birdhouse Plans

    If you spend a lot of time in the yard or garden during the warm weather, then this do-it-yourself birdhouse will make a great summer project. Not only will the birds love it, but as it ages the wood (western cedar) will turn a soft silver color and the copper roof will acquire a handsome green patina.  The project…

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  • Child’s Armoire Plans

    Just the right size for a child’s room, this handsome woodworking project adds valuable storage space wherever it’s used. Six roomy drawers are complemented by a big storage cabinet that can also be used as a wardrobe for hanging clothes. The child’s armoire measures about 45 inches tall by 38 inches wide by 18 inches…

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  • Closet Organizer Plans

    This closet organizer project can help any closet reach its full, uncluttered potential. It has compartments for suits and jackets, long coats and dresses, shirts and blouses, pants, hats and shoes, plus four drawers for socks and other smaller items. Our closet organizer plans make the build easy. Built primarily from particle board, the project is easy to set…

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  • Footbridge Plans

    Footbridge Plans

    Like a gazebo or an arbor trellis, a footbridge is one of those garden structures that helps transform a plain backyard into a charming and livable outdoor space. Now doit-yourselfers with a weekend to spare can add a footbridge to their own yard or garden with these easy to follow footbridge plans.  The proportions of this footbridge make…

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  • Hall Tree Plans

    Perfect for the entryway, living room or even one end of the dining room, this handsome hall tree features a convenient place to hang coats, hats and umbrellas over a generously sized storage bench. Made from straight cuts of standard lumber and plywood, these hall tree plans are easy to follow for woodworkers of any skill level.  The hall tree measures…

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  • Build a Tiled Table- Part 3 Sand, Finish & Install the Tile

    Build a Tiled Table Part 3: Sand, Finish, and Install the Tile

    In the final installation of our three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George vondriska teaches you how to sand and finish the wooden carcass of the table and then install the tile into the frame that you created in the second step. He demonstrates the proper technique for using a handheld sander to…

  • Build a Tiled Table- Part 2 Frame the Tile

    Build a Tiled Table Part 2: Frame the Tile

    In the second installation of our three-part series on building a tiled sofa table, George Vondriska teaches you how to create a wooden frame for the tile tabletop. He walks you step by step through the building process, demonstrating the proper technique for mitering each component of the frame with a miter saw, cutting a…