Incredible DIY Home

If you’re looking to become a DIYer or if you’ve been a DIYer for years we’ve got an assortment of incredible DIY projects you can try. Check them out.

Use Firewood For a Project

If you have a stack of firewood, grab a couple pieces and a saw and make one of these simple firewood projects. Whether you make coasters, a stool or a shelf, you can create something in just a couple hours.

Cedar Potting Bench

This super-simple potting bench will make your gardening projects much more enjoyable—and it’ll help you stay organized, too! Get the plans here.

Arbor and Benches

Build this simple seating/planter/arbor project to create a quiet, private space in your yard or on a deck. It provides shade and comfort as well as a welcome screen from neighbors. You can install it on an existing patio or build it on your deck. Get the full plans for this arbor and benches here.

Gather Round a Fire Table

A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It’s also a stylish centerpiece that gives you a great opportunity to showcase your DIY prowess. Click here to find out how to build it.

Tile-Top Table

Combining woodworking, metalwork and tiling techniques, this Italianate tile-top table makes a lovely addition to any deck or patio.

The top is made from plywood, with mosaic tiles added for a Mediterranean feel. Adding the tiles is simple when you follow our expert tiling tips. The legs are hand-bent metal. Full instructions are given, but you’ll need to make a gig to ensure accurate shaping.

This is a straightforward DIY outdoor furniture project but it will take you several days. And the instructions tell you exactly what to complete each day. It will cost between $100 and $500.

Coat and Mitten Rack

The design of this shaker style coat and mitten rack is easy to build with butt joints connected by screws that get hidden by wooden screw-hole buttons and wood plugs. The coat and mitten rack mounts easily to the wall with screws driven through the hidden hanging strip on the back. The five large Shaker pegs are great for holding hats, umbrellas and coats, and the hinged-hatch door at the top keeps the clutter of gloves and scarves from view. And you can build this project in a few hours, with an additional hour to apply a finish.

To learn how to build this project and construction drawings click here.

Floating Bookshelves

Strong, quick to build, no visible supports and made from only two parts!

These shelves are handsome, easy to build and inexpensive. And they’re strong even though they have no visible supports. They appear to float on the wall, no clunky hardware or brackets. We made them from only two parts—half of a hollow core door and a 2×4.

Get the project plans here.

Build a Built-in Bookcase

No complex wood joints, no tricky techniques—simply glue, screw and nail the parts together. Learn how to use inexpensive materials like birch plywood and standard trim to build this classic, built-in wooden bookcase.

Get the project plans here.

Stylish Shelves

As far as built-in bookshelves go, this is one of the easiest projects to build yourself. We used basic building techniques and cabinets from a home center to make the construction as simple as possible. But despite its simplicity, the shelves have a custom-built look that will enhance any room.

Get the project plans here.

Flip Flop Step Stool

A dual purpose step stool like this flip flop step stool is perfect to have around the house for little kids to help them reach places like the sink and counters. It’s one of the handier DIY home projects you can do. Plus, it works as a little chair for them. Find out how to build a flip flop step stool.