Garden Storage Bench

Add a place to sit and storage for all your garden tools with this durable redwood bench. Add a place to sit and storage for all your garden tools with this durable redwood bench. The entire frame is built to last with pegged mortise-and-tenon joinery. The hinged seat...

Butterfly Lighthouse

Assemble this easy-to-make butterfly house in an afternoon. Assemble this easy-to-make butterfly house paint yellow and purple flowers on it place it in a woody area of your yard add a few nectar plants nearby and watch the butterflies come home to rest. What you get:...

Norm Abram’s Adirondack Chair

Former Popular Woodworking editor Steve Shanesy builds an Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop. Former Popular Woodworking editor Steve Shanesy builds an Adirondack chair with Norm Abram in the New Yankee Workshop. In this article you will find...

Japanese Garden Bench

Building this garden bench could not be any easier. The only materials you will need are a few screws and some 2 x 4s. Building this garden bench could not be any easier. The only materials you will need are a few screws and some 2 x 4s. You can build the whole thing...

Seedling Shelter

Build this mini-greenhouse to get a head start on the growing season. Build this mini-greenhouse to get a head start on the growing season. With a Plexiglass top the inside of this little shelter generates enough solar heat to get seedlings started before the weather...

All-Weather Morris Chair

A Morris chair is a comfortable piece of furniture but not something you want to expose to the weather. Well this Morris chair is designed to withstand the elements. A Morris chair is a comfortable piece of furniture but not something you want to expose to the...

Old Plane Birdhouse

Here’s a clever birdhouse design based on a 14” jackplane. Here’s a clever birdhouse design based on a 14” jackplane. You’ll have fun building the birdhouse and the birds in your neighborhood will enjoy a new hangout. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on...

Bird Nesting Shelf

Not all birds are cavity nestors. Not all birds are cavity nestors. Some prefer to be out in the open and build their nests on ledges and in the crooks of branches. This includes the robin cardinal and blue jay. These birds welcome man-made rests with a protective...

Traditional Bluebird Birdhouse

This project uses guidelines from the North American Bluebird Society and is built entirely from cedar. Bluebirds are among the most-loved species in America. They’re attractive have a beautiful song and eat lots of pesky insects. This project uses guidelines...

Outdoor Taboret

This simple pine table is built from an original Gustav Stickley design and intended for use as an outdoor table though the design could easily be adapted to inside use as well. This simple pine table is built from an original Gustav Stickley design and intended for...