Woodworking projects for all your home improvement needs.
How to Build a Bench
The sloped seat and backrest make this easy-to-build bench comfortable to sit in and perfect for a backyard deck, patio or firepit. Detailed, clear photos show construction details.
Other Projects for DIYers from The Family Handyman:
How to Build a Garden Bench
Assemble this attractive, comfortable garden bench. We show you how to build it so it's strong and durable, using a simple biscuit joinery technique.
How to Build a Small Bench
Carpenters, painters, plumbers, electricians and homeowners: give your back and knees a break with this portable, easy-to-build seat/step stool/tool box/work surface. It will make long work days go easier.
Simple Modern Computer Desk
This sleek computer desk has the look of a contemporary classic, but it can be built in a weekend with basic carpentry tools and minimal carpentry experience.
How to Build Mudroom Lockers
Neaten up your mudroom with these simple, hide-the-mess lockers. Behind every door is storage for coats, boots, a backpack, hats and other odds and ends.
Simple Storage Cabinet
This wall-mounted storage cabinet is designed with simple joints and attractive, classic details. You can make it in just a few hours with a table saw and a drill.
Entryway Storage and Organizer
Organize your entryway with a simple storage locker for jackets, shoes and other stuff that clutters that area. It's a handsome organizer that you can build in a day.
Construct a Classic Wooden Cart
Build your own garden cart for hauling everything from bags of mulch to flats of flowers. Made from durable, straight-grain white ash, this heirloom cart will be a garden workhorse for years.
Bird House: How to Build a Wren House
Build an attractive birdhouse that will last for a lifetime, yet only takes a few minutes to build. All you need to create a welcoming home for wrens and other small birds is a short piece of plastic fence post.