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Find Great Furniture Wood. Column Feb 1, 2018 521
Maintain razor-sharp chainsaws. Oct 1, 2017 410
The Bison deep well hand pump. Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2017 268
The most important self-reliance skill ever: put into practice these six habits to master the true make-or-break homesteading skill: getting the right work done, the right way. Feb 1, 2015 1969
Choose a backup generator for emergencies. Dec 1, 2014 642
DIY produce storage bins: make a set of stackable vegetable crates out of cedar fence boards to create storage containers that move easily from garden to pantry or basement. Instructions Aug 1, 2014 1471
Root cellar plans: take it underground: turn a never-used concrete septic tank into an old-fashioned root cellar to store your potatoes, winter squash and so much more. Apr 1, 2014 1492
Portable table saw purchasing tips. Brief article Apr 1, 2014 285
Eliminate mold in your home. Brief article Apr 1, 2014 255
How to revive old wood flooring. Oct 1, 2013 356
DIY Pergola plans: made for shade: keep your cool under a pergola that brings beauty and comfortable outdoor living to your property. Jun 1, 2013 1666
How to build a workbench: use our DIY workbench plans to create a sturdy table for woodworking and gardening projects. Feb 1, 2013 2178
Use PEX-Flex pipe to save money. Brief article Aug 1, 2012 240
Water sources and options for your homestead: mystified by water pumps and the prospect of digging a well to provide drinking water and more? Wade through your options for finding clean water and making it flow. Aug 1, 2012 1838
A more efficient log splitter. Brief article Feb 1, 2012 325
Learn to build boxes: think "inside the box" to build cabinets, shelves, window boxes and more. Feb 1, 2012 2039
Build this easy hoop house to grow more food: extend your season like never before for less than $1,000. Cover story Oct 1, 2011 2517
Hand-held saws. Aug 1, 2011 410
Easy DIY garden shed plans: anyone can build a small, simple and sensational shed! Apr 1, 2011 1988
Wood screws: best uses for the best types: choosing the right wood screw is key to sturdy, beautiful building projects. Aug 1, 2010 1414
Make your chain saw a precise cutting tool. Product/service evaluation Feb 1, 2010 346
Do--it--yourself pole-barn building: put up a pole building for a fast, solid and cost-effective workshop, storage space or livestock shelter. Dec 1, 2009 2342
If I could do it all again ... homesteading lessons learned: from planning your home to laying out garden beds, a longtime homesteader offers advice 20 years in the making. Oct 1, 2009 1714
The convenient, sturdy clothesline: save money--build this simple project and let the sun dry your laundry! Jun 1, 2009 1384
Wike: best bicycle trailer-stroller combo. Apr 1, 2009 355
Concrete countertops. Brief article Apr 1, 2009 309
Turn waste wood into home heat: consider a pellet stove for a convenient, eco-friendly method of home heating that may save you money, too. Feb 1, 2009 2461
Construct a cozy built-in bed: use this hands-on know-how to build a one-of-a-kind bed. Dec 1, 2008 1946
Trusty tarp tie-downs. Brief article Oct 1, 2008 304
Build your own tables: design and construct whatever tables you need using this expert advice. Oct 1, 2008 1696
How to install laminate flooring. Oct 1, 2008 443
Do-it-yourself porch swing: everyone needs a cozy spot to relax and sip some iced tea, and this plan works even if you don't have a porch! Aug 1, 2008 2430
How to protect your deck. Aug 1, 2008 379
Emergency power options: with the right generator, you'll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity. Buyers guide Feb 1, 2008 2343
Winter workshop wonders. Product/service evaluation Dec 1, 2007 451
Unclog drains without chemicals: use these simple, reliable methods to clear your drains and say goodbye to plumbing bills! Dec 1, 2007 2275
Build this book nook & window seat: use recycled or ready-made cabinets and shelves to create this cozy, sunny spot. Aug 1, 2007 2280
How to paint your house (and why you may not want to paint your barn): follow this expert advice to maximize the life of your outdoor paint. Aug 1, 2007 2858
Woodworking basics: use these three powerful techniques to bring you wood projects together. Jun 1, 2007 2037
Do more DIY: the best tools to rent: you can save time, work and money by renting a variety of tools. Jun 1, 2007 1501
Haul of fame: these carts and wheelbarrows will help you get the job done. Buyers guide Apr 1, 2007 2085
Picture-perfect path & patios: use durable paving bricks to create beautiful outdoor spaces. Apr 1, 2007 3008
Expert tips for installing windows: reduce the cost of new windows by putting them in yourself. Apr 1, 2007 1842
Be your own plumber: forget expensive plumbing bills--here's how to install your own fixtures easily using basic tools. Apr 1, 2007 2866
Build this easy, low-cost big desk: anyone can make this sturdy work space using basic tools and an ordinary door. Apr 1, 2007 1117
A handmade, debt-free home: blend vision, patience and perseverance and you can build your dream home. Feb 1, 2007 2222
Meld metals with welding and brazing: you can master these skills and take on a whole new world of projects and home repairs. Feb 1, 2007 2223
Choosing chisels: use the right chisel for woodworking, carving, timber framing and masonry. Feb 1, 2007 1555
Picture-perfect paths & patios: use durable paving bricks to create beautiful outdoor spaces. Dec 1, 2006 3017
Install a beautiful, affordable wood floor: with inexpensive pine or spruce, you can have the wood floors you've always dreamed of. Oct 1, 2006 2190
Be your own plumber: forget expensive plumbing--bills here's how to install your own fixtures easily using basic tools. Aug 1, 2006 2814
Half the water, twice the flush! Here's how to choose the best water-saving toilets. Aug 1, 2006 1072
9 essential wrenches and pliers: twist, turn, tighten or loosen anything with these trusty tools. Jun 1, 2006 1331
Easier plumbing with PEX: this pliable piping installs quickly and economically. Jun 1, 2006 2028
Build this cozy cabin: anyone with basic carpentry skills can construct this classic one-room cabin for under $4,000. Jun 1, 2006 6026
The nuts & bolts of nails, screws and more: here's how to hold together anything and everything. Buyers guide Apr 1, 2006 3249
Fencing for the homestead: add value and security to your land by installing a well-built fence. Feb 1, 2006 2983
Best tools for fencing. Feb 1, 2006 1540
Install your own windows: reduce the cost of new windows by putting them in yourself. Dec 1, 2005 1827
Cordless drills and drivers: these tools are essential for any homestead. Here's how to choose the right size and type for your needs. Dec 1, 2005 1321
These innovative insulated panels offer a blueprint for better building. Column Oct 1, 2005 2773
A blueprint for better building: follow these simple steps to create strong, beautiful and energy-efficient buildings. Aug 1, 2005 2232
Build Mother's easy, low-cost big desk: anyone can make this sturdy work space using basic tools and an ordinary door. Jun 1, 2005 1234
The self-sufficient homestead: with motivation, hard work (and an Internet connection), the dream of going back to the land is more attainable than ever. Column Jun 1, 2005 1731
Green building resources. Feb 1, 2005 460
Homestead hydropower: harness the power of flowing water for clean, sustainable home electricity. Feb 1, 2005 2310
Build a basement root cellar. Dec 1, 2004 1122
Tools to move the big stuff. Buyers Guide Jun 1, 2004 1320
3 easy benches: build your own inviting outdoor seating. Apr 1, 2004 768
Choosing a table saw. . Aug 1, 2003 1646
Handmade caskets: you can create simple, beautiful and in expensive wooden caskets. (mother's workshop). Apr 1, 2003 2075
Keep backyard chickens with class in Mother's mini-coop. (eggs travaganza). Feb 1, 2003 1832
Keeping your chainsaw sharp. (do it yourself). Oct 1, 2002 2078
Pouring concrete. (mother's workshop). Apr 1, 2002 2122

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