Make your own modern bird feeder

This modern bird feeder uses up small bits of scrap wood, but takes a bit of time to get the symmetry correct.  These free building plans will take some of the guesswork out and have you feeding the birds in style!

One of my favourite things to do is to find something online and then try to build a version of it myself.

This modern bird feeder is one of those projects – and while my prototype isn’t perfect – the […]

2022-06-13T11:28:41-04:00June 13th, 2022|BUILD IT|Comments Off on Make your own modern bird feeder

Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

This easy and inexpensive shoe cabinet can be built in a matter of hours, and out of low-cost MDF.  Stop with a simple build, or do what I did and take your router skills from zero to hero by adding fluting!

Well, I finished up cabinetmaking school last week and am officially a graduate!

Which is interesting seeing as I never made a single kitchen cabinet from start to finish?  

I think the program should have been called furniture making, since that’s […]

2022-06-08T19:24:41-04:00June 8th, 2022|BUILD IT, ORGANIZE|Comments Off on Fluted shoe cabinet – overcoming my fear of routers

Propane tank table / propane tank cover

I wasn’t sure what to call this post so that the most people possible would be able to find it in a search to hideaway their propane tanks – usually used for fire pits.

It’s a propane tank cover – yes – but better still, it’s a usable surface to put drinks on while the eyesore is tucked away.

So propane tank table?

Alternatively, you could build it as a side table for indoors or out, and just leave the tank out of […]

2022-05-29T14:31:28-04:00May 29th, 2022|BUILD IT|Comments Off on Propane tank table / propane tank cover

Updating my outdoor coffee table

Update your patio set by whipping up a new tabletop for your existing furniture.  Today I’m sharing plans to both build your own outdoor coffee table, and/or just replace an existing one with a new wood top! 

Do you have patio furniture that has seen better days?

Have you ever thought about updating it instead of buying new?

I built this patio coffee table back in June 2018 – out of scrap bits of wood I had in my garage – and I […]

2022-05-20T12:09:45-04:00May 20th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Updating my outdoor coffee table

Build your own outdoor side table

With about $30 in lumber and a bit of your weekend, you too can build an outdoor side table inspired by a $400 designer version.

*This post contains Amazon affiliate links to products I used in building this outdoor side table.

Happy Monday folks!

I am so excited about this project – in fact, I’d say it’s my favourite build so far this year!

I’ll start at the beginning; my parents very kindly gave me their “old” patio set.  I put “old” in quotes […]

2022-05-09T13:54:37-04:00May 9th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Build your own outdoor side table

Make your own tiered plant stand

Sure you can buy tiered plant stands for $100 and up, but why buy a flimsy version when you can custom make one to your height and specs?  These easy build instructions will have you whipping a tiered plant stand out in an afternoon!

Are you tired of plant stands yet?

I apologize for two in a row, but it’s SPRING!  If you aren’t thinking of planting and bringing some life to your yard now, then when?!

This was the plant stand I […]

2022-04-22T11:24:35-04:00April 22nd, 2022|BUILD IT|Comments Off on Make your own tiered plant stand

Ladder plant stand – for maximum green on a minimum footprint!

Whether your green thumb is for indoors or out – this ladder plant stand offers maximum space for your plant babies and gives a ton of display and decor options within a very small footprint.

Good morning and Happy Easter for those celebrating!

It’s SPRING!

Well, the calendar tells me it should be Spring even though the weather still brought snow this morning.

Regardless of weather, the sunshine and birds chirping has me itching to get out in the garden and clean up the […]

2022-04-17T12:28:42-04:00April 17th, 2022|BUILD IT, DIY|Comments Off on Ladder plant stand – for maximum green on a minimum footprint!
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