Do It Yourself Projects

An Easy Fence Project

We overcame rocky soil and built a decorative fence.

Build a Classic Birdhouse

Measure, cut, and nail together your own charming birdhouse. With the proper patience and a beginner’s knowledge of woodworking, this project will be a breeze!

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Red key rack

Useful Key Rack

This DIY key rack is perfect for any rustic kitchen.

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Make Your Own Natural Bug Repellent Spray

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BACK TO BASICS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS

Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers. Even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

$24.95

2 CAR GARAGE APARTMENT - GAMBREL ROOF E-PLAN (2)

  • 438 Total Square Feet
  • 2nd Floor 438
  • Width: 24'-0" Depth: 26'-0"
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Building height - 21'-3"
  • Roof pitch - 6/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 8'
  • Second floor - 7'-9"
  • Two 9' x 7' overhead doors
  • Comfortable colonial-styling
  • Large windows warm inside
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 921KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$310.00

SALT BOX STORAGE SHED E-PLAN

  • Width: 10'-0" Depth: 8'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on 4x4 runners
  • Height floor to peak - 9'-6"
  • Front wall height - 8'
  • 4' x 6'-8" double-door for easy access
  • Window adds light to space
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

A window adds light to the space inside this salt box storage shed. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 10 feet by 8 feet.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 524KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$60.00