Building your own guitar pedal board doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. This simple rack is easy to make, built sturdy to take abuse, and it keeps your stomp boxes organized with the cables tucked neatly underneath. The size can be adjusted to fit your specific needs. And it looks good!
As winter approaches, birds seek shelter from the cold. A roosting box provides protection from the harsh winter weather and allows several birds to huddle together to conserve energy by sharing body warmth.
This unique birdhouse is handcrafted from rustic barn wood and repurposed pine. Made for the birds, the birdhouse will make a great home for a variety of cavity-nesting birds, including chickadees and wrens.
Turning pieces of driftwood into sculpture is fun, challenging, and rewarding. Half the fun is finding driftwood while walking along the Humarock Beach. The other half is fitting the pieces together to create a driftwood whale sculpture.
Step-by-step instructions for building an interesting birdhouse with three separate condo units. Built for the birds, this design has fledged several families of bluebirds and wrens. A few repurposed and salvaged bits add character and whimsy, transforming a basic birdhouse into folk art.
Watch as the birds build their nest, lay eggs, and raise their babies. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to build a hanging birdhouse with a clear plastic window to see inside the nesting box.
Turn a vintage sewing machine stand into an interesting and useful table. I purchased the base for $10 and made the top from pieces of salvaged lumber (free!).
DIY plans with photos and step-by-step instructions for building a robin nesting shelf.
Our favorite collection of Bruce Springsteen covers of other artists' song, captured live in concert.
This simple bird feeder for holding suet cakes is easy to make. The extended tail prop makes it easy for woodpeckers to balance while feasting on the suet.
Step-by-step instructions with photos for building a stylish bluebird birdhouse that the birds will actually use. Adding a few extra details adds character and makes your birdhouse unique.
Two birdhouses in one unique design! Step-by-step plan for building a birdhouse with two separate nest boxes, each with its own entrance.
Unique ideas with plans for making decorative birdhouses using old license plates. These are functional birdhouses that birds will actually use to raise their families.
Build a platform bird feeder that is designed to look like a rustic Country Store.
This Dovecote Birdhouse is built for the birds! Simple to make, the six-sided birdhouse looks great in the garden and it is designed to attract bluebirds.
Planting beneficial flowers in the veggie garden to attract beneficial insects, deter pests, and look good too.
Tips for planting blueberry bushes and growing blueberries in your backyard.
Winter Bird Feeding Tips: Bird Feeders, Shelter and Drinking Water
These decorative birdhouses are built for the birds! Birdhouses designed with the birds in mind have a higher chance of attracting tenants, and adding a bit of whimsey makes them look good too!
This charming little whale sculpture is an easy project that is great from beginner wood carvers. Cut out the blank, shape and sand then mount to a piece of driftwood.
Complete instructions and tips for how to plant and divide hardy water lilies for bigger blooms.
How and when to prune forsythias for the most blooms as well as the largest blooms, year after year.
For year-round interest, design your northern garden with all four season in mind. When the blooms fade, a well-planned winter garden still looks great.
Turn a Christmas photo card into a handcrafted ornament that captures the holiday magic and displays the memories year after year. Christmas Memory Ornaments make great gifts for friends and family.
My contractor table saw came with a stamped steel fence. Replacing the factory fence with a Biesemeyer fence dramatically improved its performance, safety and enjoyment factor.
Not all birdhouses are made for the birds. Always choose a birdhouse that meets the bird's basic requirements.
Product Review: Increase the versatility of your drill press by adding a sanding drum attachment.
I'm an experienced woodworker and craftsman who uses a brad nailer. Here are my thoughts on whether having one would be useful for your arts and crafts endeavors.
DIY craft project for making a decorative birdhouse from pieces of driftwood. This is a functional birdhouse that birds will actually use.
Tips on raising backyard chickens for eggs that are healthy and taste great. There really is a difference between the fresh eggs from your own backyard flock of chickens, and eggs from the store
DIY plans and step-by-step instructions for making a cutting board with a whale shaped insert.
DIY Birdhouse Plans with step-by-step instructions to build a decorative birdhouse that resembles a lighthouse.
Tips for pruning Butterfly Bushes to produce the most blooms, year after year.
When the landscape gives you boulders and stones, create a garden that rocks! Learn how to use rocks and boulders to create interesting garden designs with year-round appeal.
Use these plans to make a DIY organic mosquito trap. The secret with this homemade trap is adding yeast to the bait mixture.
DIY plans with step-by-step instructions, photos and diagrams for building a Ladybug House. Plus, lady bug facts and tips for attracting lady bugs into the garden.
Our woodland garden is filled with a variety of native plants including Jack-in-the-Pulpit and Indian Pipes, and mixed with ornament shrubs and flowers that attract birds, bugs and other critters.
Tips for fishing on East Grand Lake (Maine) for landlocked salmon, with spoons or flies.
DIY plans with step-by-step instructions for making a mason bee house.
Get prepared for winter storms: Plan ahead for deep snow, high winds and electrical outages
Winterizing a lawn mower isn't difficult or time-consuming and only requires a few basic tools. Follow these simple DIY tips for winterizing a lawn mower, and your mower will start more easily next spring.
This simple Baked French Toast recipe is great for feeding a crowd at breakfast or brunch
Which way does a weathervane point? With the wind, or into it? A brief history of weathervanes.
This list includes the original 16 Hot Wheels cars first released in 1968, plus fun facts about the die-cast toys.
DIY plans and step-by-step instructions for building this toy wooden bulldozer.
A brief history of Halloween that includes the symbolism of bats associated with the holiday.
Readers Poll: Our picks for the 10 Best Bruce Springsteen songs of all time. Don't agree? Add your vote for your favorite Bruce tune.
A brief history of Wampum, and collecting Wampum shells on the beach
A brief history of bottle caps and the bottle opener designs to remove these new fangled caps from our favorite bottled beverages.
Welcome to our goat pen! Meet Oliver and Delilah, our pet pygmy goats, and see how we built our new goat pen.
Patterns and step-by-step instructions for making a simple shorebird decoy. Start with this basic decoy carving blank, and then add details
Take a tour of my HO model railroad. Set in the 1950s, my mid-sized layout features around-the-wall construction and a good 'nuff level of modeling. Mostly, it is a lot of fun.
Nutsedge is a invasive, glass-like weed that spreads quickly through the lawn. It is also very difficult to control. Here's how we stopped the Nutsedge invasion.
5 Classic Martini Recipes
This simple Blueberry Pancake Recipe is so easy to make and tastes so good, there's more no need to buy any more of that mix in a box.
Margaritas are one of the most popular cocktails. Here are five classic recipes for mixing the best-tasting margarita.
We've found snakes, toads, turtles, and salamanders in our backyard in Connecticut. Here's what to look out for.
Use these DIY plans with step-by-step instructions to build a window box yourself!
Make a compost tea brewing system from a few basic materials. While there are many commercial products available, making a simple and effective compost tea brewing system is an easy DIY project.
Three Easy Steps to Cooking Better Pan Fried Burgers
Grilling sausages and growing peppers is a family tradition. This is our recipe for making a delicious sausage, onion and pepper sandwich.
An easy recipe for cooking a New England style baked stuff lobster: fresh lobster stuffed with scallops and lobster meat
Plant a rain garden to catch runoff from rainfall and melting snow. Our rain garden captures runoff from our house and landscape and channels the excess water into our rain garden.
DIY step-by-step instructions with photos for how to sharpen your lawn mower blade. Save money by sharpening it yourself.
DIY plans for building a nest box designed for barn owls, with step-by-step instructions for building the owl box
How and when you prune your lilac bushes has a direct impact on the number and size of springtime blooms. This article tells you everything you need to know.
I offers tips for growing figs in northern climates. Where the winter cold can kill a fig tree, try growing the plant in containers. When it gets cold outside, move the fig inside for the winter.
Find DIY plans and step-by-step instructions to build a kestrel nesting box.
DIY step by step instructions for restoring and refinishing metal projects
How to make a proper Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, the recipe for Elvis's favorite Peanut Butter Sandwich, plus a list of other ingredients to make a special PB&J
A simple cooking technique for a delicious, pan-seared steak.
The Pilgrim sandwich is the ultimate sandwich recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers.
Tips for using an Oyster Knife to shuck oysters efficiently and safely, a simple recipe for tasty cocktail sauce, and a few fun oyster facts.
Overwhelmed by your Inbox? Try these tips to reduce email clutter and increase your email efficiency
Ideas and inspiration for making several different types of wooden birdhouses.
How To Write Powerful and Effective Emails that are Concise and to the Point
An overview of the different types of mouse traps available in the market today, and how to use them to catch mice and get them out of your home.
A collection of songs written by Bruce Springsteen that were recorded by other artists.
Preparing your pond for fall and winter: Tips for getting your pond, fish, and plants ready to survive the cold weather.
Tips for collecting vintage Lionel trains, with photos of my Lionel train collection and O-scale layout.
A DIY crafting project for making a toad house from a flower pot, and then adding Wampum to decorate the outside of the toad abode.
This article will provide tips on pruning raspberries properly for growing more fruit every season. This guide will also offer helpful advice on general care for these wonderful plants.
Carnivorous plants have specialized growing requirements and interesting eating habits. Here is basic information on growing these bug-eating plants.
Patterns, photos and step-by-step instructions for creating simple Folk Art decoys. Start with a basic carving blank, and then add details and paint to finish your own shorebird decoy.
This article includes seven steps for dealing with angry customers and improving your customer service skills
Offering different types of bird feeders filled with a variety of wild bird seed increases the number and variety of birds searching for a meal in your backyard.
Simple Techniques and Tips for Catching & Cooking Blue Crabs
Tips for installing a DIY Pondless Waterfall Kit
DIY plans and step-by-step instructions for making a model catapult that really works and actually flings small objects!
Tips, tackle and technique for catching striped bass by drifting pieces of clam.
DIY Plans with photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions for building a nest box that is specially designed for wood ducks.
Our back yard is a NWF-certified wildlife habitat, providing the local wildlife with their four essential requirements: food, water, shelter, and places to raise their young.
Album cover frames are perfect for displaying the cover art from your favorite LP records. This article shows you how to make your own DIY album cover frames with photos and step-by-step instructions.
Birdhouse designs, plans and inspiration for building handcrafted wooden birdhouses and nesting boxes. These birdhouses are made for the birds!
Repurpose and up-cycle a tin container into a unique and useful paint brush holder for your favorite artist. Our step-by-step instructions uses an inner stand to keep your artist neat and organized.
Using simple math to calculate a board foot of lumber: 12" long x 12" wide x 1" thick = 1 board foot of lumber
DIY tips for patching and seeding an established lawn
Save Your Furniture and Woodwork with an Inexpensive and Easy to Make Cat Scratching Post
DIY plans, diagram and step-by-step instructions to make a garden trellis from copper pipe
Attract more birds to your yard by hanging the right bird feeders and offering the right birdseed.
DIY plans for building a screech owl nesting box. This article includes diagrams, photos and step-by-step instructions for building and hanging a owl house.
Rocks, trees and a slope didn't stop us from building an unconventional garden pond. And the results were worth the effort!
DIY plans with step-by-step instructions to build three different and unique birdhouses
DIY tips for designing a custom closet using materials from any home center.
Reusing found lumber and wood scraps to make rustic-looking birdhouses is great and affordable method. These birdhouse ideas include DIY plans, diagrams, and step-by-step instructions for you.
A helpful guide for attracting butterflies to your garden.
Reclaim, re-use and re-purpose to give new life to old lumber.
A guide to how we feed, water, and care for our chickens during the cold Northeastern winter.
DIY plans with step-by-step instructions for making your own push stick
Tips for creating a professional voicemail greeting that increases productivity.
A guide on choosing the right plants and flowers to attract hummingbirds.
DIY plans with photos and step-by-step instructions for making a Butterfly House. Our version of the butterfly box is made from pieces of salvaged mahogany.
Plants, feeders and birdhouses for attracting bluebirds in your yard -- and getting them to stay.
Build your own Peterson bluebird nest box plans with these step-by-step instructions. Entice more of these beautiful birds to visit with our tips for attracting bluebirds into your garden.
This article will provide tips for keeping bird seed fresh and away from rodents.
Tips, tackle and techniques for catching stripers by trolling with a tube and a worm.
DIY Plans with photos and step-by-step instructions for making a bluebird feeder. This feeder lets the bluebirds in, but keeps bigger birds out.
DIY instructions for making a simple oriole feeder to hold an orange or other pieces of fruit.
Tips on fishing tackle and technique for using sand worms as bait for catching striped bass.
Tips for finding deer antler sheds, including where to look and what to look for, to increase your chances on find a shed antler.
Tips for tying fluke rigs and flounder rigs, plus tips for catching more fish
Organic gardening depends on maintaining the fragile balance between the plants and veggies against the bugs that want to eat them. The best defense is teaming up with the beneficial insects.
Installing A Closest Organizer: An easy DIY project for increased closest space
Here are several tips for keeping groundhogs and voles out of your garden. Remove these pests before they eat your flowers and veggies.
Practical tips and ideas in planning for an urban chicken coop, and keeping a small flock of chickens in the backyard
Tips for stocking a home bar with the basic liquors and mixers needed to mix quality cocktails. With quality liquor, more is not better.
This article shares DIY bluebird birdhouse plans with step-by-step instructions for building a nest box.
Hostas are hardy plants and a staple in northern shade gardens. Knowing how and when to divide them can add more healthy plants to your garden.
With some simple tools, a little effort, and a few safety precautions, building a fieldstone fire pit is a weekend DIY project that your family and friends will enjoy for many years to come.
Tips for laying down sod for a green and healthy lawn
DIY project for converting used kitchen cabinets into useful garage storage units.
Add a prehistoric accent to your gardens and landscape with an ambling pathway of DIY dinosaur tracks. This article includes photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions.
One of my favorite methods for catching striped bass is drifting bait through the current. Here's a few tips for striper bait and tackle.
DIY plans and step-by-step instructions for building a homemade deer feeder.
DIY plans for building a bat house with an image of a flying bat. This article includes diagrams, photos and step-by-step instructions for building and hanging a bat box.