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Build a segmented planter

Build a segmented planter

Well, folks, it’s the time of year to start putting your plants outside—and what better way than setting them up in a nice handmade, segmented planter? I know what you’re thinking. Last spring I made a simple box-style planter and wrote about the new home for my basil...
Restore a Broken Dining Chair

Restore a Broken Dining Chair

While cleaning out a storage shed at my sister’s house I found an old dining chair. I was instantly reminded of eating french toast, spaghetti, and many other home-cooked meals in this chair. This chair had unfortunately seen much better days. The seat was busted into...
Wooden Step Stool DIY

Wooden Step Stool DIY

I was constantly in trouble as a kid for climbing on top of counters in the kitchen to get something out of a cabinet or from the top of the fridge.  As I grew up, I stopped having to stand on the countertops to reach a cup for coffee or sweet tea, but I still had...
How to Build a Simple Bird Feeder

How to Build a Simple Bird Feeder

Whether you dream of living like Cinderella with a murmur of birds swarming around you, or you want to adopt a pegleg pirate parrot, or you simply enjoy Arkansas’s backyard birds, this project will help you create a safe way to feed your plumed friends. Sure,...
How to Make a Simple Planter from Scrap Wood

How to Make a Simple Planter from Scrap Wood

It seems like spring is finally here, and if you’re anything like me, you’re a little behind on planting your garden. In my case, a garden is just a basil plant that I’ve named Pretzel. Sadly, Pretzel’s current home is the black plastic planter he came in. Well, I...
The 3 Big Tools You Need in Your Woodshop

The 3 Big Tools You Need in Your Woodshop

So, you finally did it. You bought a place that has room for your very own personal woodshop. Now what? You already have some basic hand tools like a drill, random orbital sander, and tape measures. What should you buy next?  Some people will tell you that what you...