How to make an easy shelf

When you need some extra storage space and aren’t very good with a saw this trick is a great way to make a shelf in a hurry. First decide where you want to put the shelf. You should measure how long you want the shelf. (Make that the length will not inhibit doors from opening […]

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How to build a ping pong table from scratch

The game of Ping Pong, or “Table Tennis” as it is known as today, has been a favorite pastime for young and old alike, for many years. It’s a relatively simple game, with the equipment being a table, a ball, and a racquet for each player. Ping-pong can be played either indoors or out, and […]

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How to build a cedar hope chest

There was a time when every young girl wanted a cedar hope chest. A hope chest held treasures like Grandma’s china set, linens, and other household items. These items would be needed when the young girl married and began a home of her own. Nowadays, cedar hope chests are still a necessity in every girl’s […]

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How to build your own Piano Bench

Whether you have a fine, expensive Steinway or Baldwin piano, or just an old upright piano that’s been around for a while, a bench that you have built yourself can make a fine addition to the piece. A piano bench can be made out of almost any type of hardwood, but the nicest, best-grade ones […]

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How to make Adjustable Wood Music Stand

If you play a musical instrument other than a piano, you’ll need a stand to hold your sheet music on. There are basically two types of stands, a folding type, and a non-folding type. The non-folding types are clumsy and awkward to carry around, as well as to transport. It’s more suited for placing in […]

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How to make your own baby swing

Few things are as relaxing to a baby as a swing. A swing can be a source of entertainment and relaxation for your baby. Making your own baby swing can be as expensive or as economical as your needs require. The plans can be as simple as hanging a swing from an interior doorway to […]

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How to build a storage box bench

A storage bench is a unique piece of furniture. Why? Because it serves two purposes. It can be used for storage, of course, and it can be used as a bench to sit on. And, it can go in most any room in your house! You can place this piece of furniture in a bedroom, […]

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How to make a Sanding Block

Using a sanding block will make sanding any wood surface faster and easier. Instead of buying manufactured blocks, you can make a selection of your own for your home shop or tool chest with materials you probably have on hand. Here are a few suggestions on how. Hard blocks are used for sanding flat surfaces […]

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How to make a memory board to display photos

We create quite a few memories, good and bad during our lifetimes, but the good memories are the ones we hold and cherish. One way to remember a particularly good time in your life is to make a memory board with a shelf. Almost any size and type of wood can be used for this […]

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How to build a portable workbench

If you are a do-it-yourselfer, you are all too familiar with the limitations of a typical, static workbench. All too often, you really need the convenience of a workbench at the site of a project. This is especially true when you are measuring or cutting, or just need a large flat surface on which to […]

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