Mon, 15 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0400Your plant-growing season can start long before warm weather hits-all it takes is a wooden cold frame box with a transparent roof. Here's how to build one of these mini-greenhouses yourself.
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Thu, 31 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0400If you can build a box, you can build almost anything. Build 10 boxes and you can furnish a room. Here's how to turn homemade veneered plywood boxes into a platform bed, coffee table and storage shelves.
Mon, 02 Nov 2009 00:00:00 -0400Crown molding is not easy to install, but the right trim can transform a room. Here are illustrated step-by-step guidelines that prove that a skillful layout and smart shortcuts can change any apprentice carpenter into a ceiling molding master.
Thu, 24 Sep 2009 00:00:00 -0400These eight alternative woodworking techniques from Instructables prove that it's possible to execute a successful project using down-and-dirty methods that emphasize frugality over formality.
Fri, 14 Aug 2009 00:00:00 -0400Here's an easy weekend woodworking project. A simple wooden bench, which features a hinged top above a surprisingly spacious storage compartment. The 14 x 36-inch seat is wide enough to accommodate two adults.
Fri, 10 Jul 2009 00:00:00 -0400Here's a look at recent advances in flooring technology-flat, scratch-free floors that can soundproof a room, snap together without nails and sit cozily on top of concrete-and how it works.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400Pergolas can be the perfect backyard oasis, but they're also fun to build. They're a perfect blend of big honkin' timbers, some pretty neat carpentry and a little landscaping thrown in for good measure. Here's how to plan and post a perfect pergola.
Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:00:00 -0400One of my favorite things about pergolas is how unique they can be. This pattern-I'm officially naming it the Clipped Circle-is easy to lay out and replicate accurately for every rafter.
Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 -0400Over the years, Popular Mechanics has published several articles about designing and building backyard storage sheds. These articles have always generated a lot of mail from readers looking for specific answers to their shed-building questions.
Tue, 30 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0400Toolboxes these days look less and less like boxes. They're bags, usually. This homebuilt box has a nickel handle as beefy as a billy club, a diamond-plate exterior, sturdy oak ends-and there's not a stitch of fabric to be found.
Wed, 03 Dec 2008 00:00:00 -0400Pergola expert Mark Clement answers some of the most frequently asked questions on pergola design and construction to help you get started on your own pergola project.
Fri, 25 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400Decking options have grown exponentially over the past several years, with five basic types, each with their own aesthetics, maintenance and price range, now available. We take a detailed look at each.
Wed, 16 Jul 2008 00:00:00 -0400A small table with a folding leaf that's the perfect place to toss your car keys or the day's mail.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400In-the-wall bookcases are elegant, but they can be difficult and expensive to construct. We show you an easier way to create a classic piece for any space.
Thu, 12 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400Hone your woodworking skills with this rough-and-ready backyard project.