Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. By Christopher Schwarz & Kara Gebhart Pages: 80-83 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now My father always has had a knack for doing more with less. He … Read more
Birdhouse plans for the descerning birdhouse builder.
Now that Editor Christopher Schwarz is done with his latest bench build (you can read about it on his blog , and in the August issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine, which mails in a couple weeks), it’s time to get started on another one. Now it’s my turn. Sure, it’s been less than a year … Read more
When it comes to building birdhouses, there are just a few rules to follow: The projects should be simple, fun and quick to build. And the finished result should easily attract your flying friends. "Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day" is filled with 51 complete plans for projects that meet all of these requirements–a rare find in the crowded world of birdhouse books. Here are two free project plans from the book: a house sparrow log cabin and a sparrow bungalow. Read more
Build a set of bench seats and a table for your backyard.
This swing is simple to build but looks great in your yard or on your porch Read more
When you have a lot of plants to display, you are always looking for ways to show them off to their best advantage. Read more