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Bug barn
Show your kids how to build this bug barn while teaching them about workshop safety. I built these colourful bug barns with my daughters, Michelle and Emily. Before we started this project, I kidproofed the shop. I unplugged equipment, hung up...
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Toy storage
Paul Hill, a cabinetmaker in Morrisburg, Ont., gave me the idea for this toy storage unit: He stepped on one too many stray playthings before coming up with this simple design. If you've had it with the daily ritual of tiptoeing around wayward...
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Soundproof your garage
A little soundproofing can make your hobby a whole lot easier to live with. A friend of mine once made the mistake of complimenting his neighbour\'s nightly drum practices. The sound of sticks hitting snares and cymbals rattled the apartment with...
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Keep Sake Book Box
Build an easy bookrack with these free plans - great for kids rooms. Fascinate your friends and family with this elegant keepsake box held together with nothing more than fine joinery. Designed as an entry for the Lumberjocks.com Summer 2007...
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Bird Bath
This is a simple and easy bird bath to build. For starters find a big ceramic or plastic saucer like the kind under potted plants. Splash! Ruffle! Splash! Have you ever watched a bird take a bath? It dips in, fluffs itself up, shakes all over,...
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Build a Birdhouse
Heres a residential construction project you can complete in a few hours and enjoy for years. Its a great opportunity to work with your kids, and youll probably find all the lumber you need in your pile of scraps.
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Lemonade Stand
Step by step instructions for making an old fashioned lemonade stand. When the sun is hot and kids are bored, there is nothing better to get them motivated than a project that comes with a built-in reward. This old-fashioned lemonade stand is sure...
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Simple Wooden Sandbox
Keep your children engaged in simple, clean fun for hours by providing them a great space to play in your own backyard. A sandbox is a gift that your kids will love. All you need is a little space, a weekend and some basic carpentry skills. Keep...
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Stand Alone Swing Frame
These plans show you how you can make a swing frame that kids wont ignore. Swings are almost as vital to a childrens playground as tires are to a car. And yet many backyard swing sets sit idle while their intended users head for the swings at...
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Treasure chest for kids
Kids will love to build (and load up) this toy chest. Shiver me timbers! This project is great for any little pirate’s favourite treasures, and it’s also an excellent way to bring a young woodworker into the shop for some practice. I...
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