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75 Insanely Clever DIYs Every Parent Will Wish They Knew About Sooner

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How to Weather Wood - 5 Ways

With any of these 5 easy DIY methods, you can weather new wood and add years of rustic charm in a weekend—or less!<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Many …

Make Venison Jerky With Whisky in Eight Easy Steps

This big-tasting jerky gets its inspiration (and kick) from a staple of many deer camps: Scotch whisky. The peaty, malty flavors of Scotch make a …

BBQ

Garden Furniture Out of Wood Pallets

Ok, this is high time for making some beautiful wood pallet furniture items especially for your garden. I know many of you guys are excited to hear …

Furniture

Pipe-Barnwood Desks

A friend is opening a new real estate office and asked me to make three desks in an “industrial style”. The supports are all 3/4” threaded black pipe …

DIY Cedar Underbed Storage

Hi Pretty Handy Readers, Jaime here from That’s My Letter to share a beautiful and simple storage idea using cedar boards. Let’s build some DIY cedar …

Garden Bench Woodworking Plans for a Designer Garden Look - Woodwork Projects Plans

Garden Bench Woodworking Projects<p>Garden bench woodworking plans can be used to make benches of different shapes and sizes. Wood is a very useful …

Woodworking

A Sharp-Looking Bench Built From Decking Scraps

Make use of deck cut-offs by turning them into a bench seat.<p>We're keen on projects like this rolling utility cart that combine DIY disciplines such as woodworking and metalworking. That's why we love this bench made by Jimmy Diresta. His metal working skills are legendary, and his ability to create …

Woodworking

My 10 Favorite DIY Projects!

Here are my 10 favorite DIY projects from Ryobi Nation! I have been posting DIY projects on Ryobi Nation for a couple years now but today I thought …

Self-improvement

Indonesia Furniture

Indoor furniture<p>Armoires<p>Mahogany antique armoires replica and wardrobe cabinet handcrafted of teak and reclaimed wood.<p>Beds<p>Bedframe, bunk beds, …

Furniture

10 Tools You Need for the Perfect DIY Outdoor Kitchen

Having any sort of outdoor space attached to your home is a luxury, but it can be difficult to relish in the joys of alfresco cooking if that space is small or tightly compact.<p>’Tis the season for barbecues and outdoor entertaining, but if you aren’t blessed with a backyard, pool house, or giant …

Williams-Sonoma

Perfect Patio Combo: Wooden Bench Plans With Built-in End Table

Step 1: Choosing lumber<p>Except for the seat cushions, all the materials you need are available at home centers. I chose cedar-colored treated lumber. …

The Cooler Coffee Table Is a Genius Idea

Find out how to DIY the ultimate summer coffee table.<p>Imagine this: You've been waiting anxiously to kick off summer with the best barbecue your neighborhood has ever seen. You'll finally be able to put your beautiful back patio to good use, and show off all your new favorite recipes. But just as …

Coffee Table

Win Your Next Potluck With Frijoles Charros (Mexican Cowboy Beans)

Do side dishes at potlucks and cookouts ever give you trouble? They're trouble for me. The big problem is that with large, informal gatherings, it's hard to gauge how long a dish will have to be held before it's served, or to predict exactly how it's going to be transported. The results are …

How to Build a Sleek Outdoor Sofa for Cheap

Buying pre-made outdoor patio furniture can be expensive, but this DIY outdoor sofa can be made in a day using basic supplies from your home store.<p>There's nothing better than enjoying a summer evening while lounging on patio sofa, but pre-made patio furniture is anything but cheap. Still, don't let …

Furniture

Ultimate Workstation

By Jamison RantzEvery workshop needs a good workstation. Over the past years I have built a few, like the portable workbench and the easy workbench …

Woodworking

Start These 225 Franchises for $50,000 or Less

This story appears in the June 2016 issue of <i>Startups</i>. Subscribe »<p>There once was a time when franchising appeared to be the domain of people with deep pockets who could afford to build a restaurant or retail store. But no longer. Today some of the most popular and successful franchise categories -- …

Startups

Garlic Lovers Grilling Sauce

Patti and I both love garlic (good thing) and our Garlic Lovers Grilling Sauce is CRAZY GOOD. If you don’t like garlic don’t even think about this …

Recipes

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake - Quiet Corner

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe<p>No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake – Delicious, creamy, light and no-bake dessert. I love dessert recipes that are …

Dessert

These Two Transformer Benches Become a Picnic Table

DIY outdoor benches perform double duty.<p>Two comfortable garden benches combine to form a picnic table that's perfect for summer dining. What's more, you can build this outdoor furniture Voltron using basic tools and materials available at any home center.<p>The engineering involved in building this …

Woodworking

HOME DZINE Home DIY | Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable

Turn a bought door into a fold-down worktable<p>This fold-down worktable is perfect for the craft or DIY enthusiast who doesn't have a lot of space, …

Woodworking

Pallet Desk Ideas

What exactly comes in your mind when we talk about a wooden desk? Well, this might be an information desk, or an emergency desk, this can also be an …

Furniture

DIY - Build a Tree Bench - Quiet Corner

This comfy, stay-cool tree bench has room for the entire family. To build it, Mark Powers chose a specially impregnated and thermally modified pine …

Woodworking

Amazing Pallet Patio Furniture

You know what, this is the quality and specialty of this distinguished platform that we provide multiple pallet wood recycling ideas that are tagged …

5 Best Marinade Recipes for Any Type of Meat or Seafood

If you’re looking for a way to infuse some flavor into your boring and bland chicken breast, steak, or seafood without adding a ton of additional …

Seafood

DIY - Adirondack Chair and Table - Quiet Corner

It’s a good thing that so many plastic patio chairs are designed to stack, and the aluminum ones fold up flat. That means we can get them put away …

Woodworking

7 Questions Every Team Leader Should Ask

<b>Dear Annie</b>: I was hired a couple of months ago to lead a team of branding specialists at a consumer-goods company. It’s my first management job. So …

Two DIY Outdoor Chair Projects for Your Yard or Patio

Finding a comfortable outdoor chair is a pain, so why not make one you'll love? Here are two chairs you can make this weekend. Here are two designs …

DIY

DIY - Summer Outdoor Sofa - Quiet Corner

Modern style meets DIY cool in this sturdy cedar outdoor sofa! With just some 2×4 boards, you could be seating in style this summer!<p><b>Cut Your …

Woodworking

DIY - Wood Greenhouse - Quiet Corner

If you want to build a construction to store your plants during the cold winters or to grow your own vegetables, we will show you all you need to …

Woodworking