Archive for the ‘Outdoors’ Category

Basic Birdhouse for Beginners
Basic Birdhouse for Beginners...
While this birdhouse is as simple as it gets, it has a lot going for it. It can be made very quickly…uses minimal materials and tools…and boasts a sleek look that will make any budding woodworker proud to say, “I built it all by myself!”. Besides screws and nails, you will... 
Mini Wishing Well
Mini Wishing Well...
This ‘Mini’ Wishing Well Plan, is basically a square box planter base, with a wishing well style roof. The wood could be anything from an expensive cedar, to scrap bits of weather treated lumber. If anything, the scruffier the wood, the better this project might look when finished. This... 
Simple Garden Bench
Simple Garden Bench...
This simple one page project is easy ‘no fancy joints or glue’ and inexpensive. The wood should cost no more than $45 for the dimensional cedar at a local home improvement center. There is a decent sidebar called – “Cutting curves” which shows how to cut the curved seat,... 
Garden Storage Shed
Garden Storage Shed...
This free plan-set contains seven pages of detailed plans, drawings and step-by-step instructions for a 2400 x 3000 (8ft x 10ft) garden storage shed. This is a very complete article, which starts off with a detailed materials list, followed by some very useful drawings and cross... 
Outdoor Storage Chest
Outdoor Storage Chest...
Storage is like money; we never seem to have enough. Here’s another truism: storage is where you find it, and a frequently underused area is outside the home. But instead of suggesting the usual outdoor toolshed, this project shows you how to make a beautiful chest for storing... 
Cedar Bucket / Planter
Cedar Bucket / Planter...
We have all seen those cute cedar planters or buckets, but balked at the price (or just though “yer know, I could do that”.  This is a nice article with some good pictures.  Rather than a step-by-step, this is more of a conversational piece where the author walks you through... 
Bat House Plans
Bat House Plans...
This bat box house plan has been successful in attracting nursery colonies of little brown and big brown bats. Since bat roosting requirements are strict, adherence to the construction details is important. The plans have good details.  The page links to a pdf with the plan.  The... 
Picnic Table 1
Picnic Table 1...
A picnic table is a project you can buy all the material for and build in a day. Relatively simple and straight forward you can build a table that will last for decades. The picnic table building plans described here are for a large picnic table, 28 inches wide (table top) and...