Simple Spring Woodworking Project

Simple Spring Woodworking Project

I built this bench last spring for our backyard, and I'm amazed at how much we use it! The design and construction are simple, and the result is lightweight yet sturdy. I had fun making it, and I think you will too.

Painting Fundamentals

Painting Fundamentals

Anyone can paint, and most everyone has tried. Pretty basic, right? Yes and no. My first painting experience was a reasonable success; yet dozens of projects and gazillions of gallons of paint later, I continue to learn new tricks and discover ways to get better results.

Projects by DIYers Like You

Projects by DIYers Like You

Fellow hands-on homeowners are building some really cool projects; here are four highlights. What do you think?

Cookin' like Cowboys

Cookin' like Cowboys

When you think about the iconic cowboys of the open range, it's easy to get lost in Hollywood images of saloon fights, gun slingers and ten-gallon hats. In reality, the cowboys were a hard-working, hard-living, individualistic group of men who appreciated a good day in the saddle and a good meal cooked over an open fire at the sun's setting.

Give Your Yard an Edge

Give Your Yard an Edge

Whether you want to add visual interest to a boring lawn or you simply long for less to mow, you’ll get your wish by incorporating a planting bed into your outdoor space. This project requires a few tools and a little elbow grease. Before you start pulling up sod, you need to consider the size and shape of the bed; the plants you want to include; and one overlooked but important element: edging.