Crafts for men

DIY Rocking Bike

July 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

  MATERIALS AND TOOLS Shopping List: 1 – 1×10 @ 8 feet long 1/2″ dowel rod – 7″ long 2 inch screws 1 1/4 inch finish nails 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws wood glue Tools: measuring tape square pencil safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill jigsaw sander countersink drill bit CUT LIST Cut List: See PDF cut diagram. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck! PDF Plan PDF: 3154809975_1336756313.pdf [...]

July 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

MATERIALS AND TOOLS Shopping List: 6 sheets of 3/4″ plywood 11 – 1×2 at 8′ 8- 1×3 at 8′ 7 – 1×4 at 8′ 2- 2 x 2 at 8′ 1/8″ plywood (1/4 sheet or 1/2 sheet depending on how you finish the towers) 1 1/4 inch screws 2 inch screws wood glue wood filler 120 grit sandpaper Tools: measuring tape square pencil hammer safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw jigsaw compound miter saw CUT LIST Cut List: 2 – 3/4″ Plywood 56.5″ x 48″ (Slide sides) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 17.25″ x 48″ (Slide back) 2 – 3/4″ Plywood 40″ x 48″ (Stairs side) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 26″ x 48″ (Stairs back) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 2.25″ x 48″ (Front right section) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 47″ x 48″ (Front middle) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 11″ x 60″ (Tower front) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood 18″ x [...]

DIY Porch Swing Plans

July 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Take a look at these porch swing plans using recycled wood pallets. By Jeff Hoard July/August 2013 Making a front porch swing from pallets is easy and affordable. Photo By Nate Skow Living out where the pavement ends offers the simple pleasures of country life. Unadulterated stargazing, the sound of a rooster’s crow each morning, and weathered farm structures are just a few to mention. Rural folks use the front porch as a place to gather the family and take in their surroundings, and nothing encourages a relaxing get-together more than a classic porch swing. Most porches have sturdy beams and rafters from which to hang a swing. For those looking to forgo the expense of purchasing a brand-new wooden swing and hiring someone to hang it, there are several economical options that will yield the same laid-back results. Using recycled pallets and my simple porch swing plans is one way to make your front-porch-swingin’ dreams a reality. Porch swing plans Living on an [...]

DIY Tractor Loft

June 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

MATERIALS AND TOOLS Shopping List: 11 – 2x4x8 4 – 2x6x8 4 – 2x2x8 12 – 1x4x8 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws 2 1/2 inch pocket hole screws Tools: measuring tape square pencil hammer safety glasses Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw compound miter saw nailer sander countersink drill bit GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck! FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS Preparation Instructions: Fill all holes with wood filler and let [...]

DIY Basic Playhouse Loft

June 24, 2014 // 28 Comments

Dimensions: Dimensions are shown above. This bed does not include the storage stairs (see add on plan) MATERIALS AND TOOLS Shopping List: 2 sheets of 3/4″ MDF, particle board or plywood (sanded to reduce splinters) 7 – 1x2s, 8′ long 15 – 1x3s, 8′ long (not including 1x3s for mattress slats) 6 – 1x4s, 8′ long 3 – 2×2, 8′ long 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws 2″ Screws 1 1/4″ finish nails 2″ finish nails wood glue wood filler Finishing Supplies wood glue wood filler 120 grit sandpaper primer wood conditioner paint paint brush Tools: measuring tape square pencil hammer safety glasses hearing protection Kreg Jig™ drill circular saw jigsaw nailer sander level countersink drill bit CUT LIST Cut List: 53 – 1×2 @ 11 1/2″ (Rails) 4 – 1×4 @ 80″ (Top and Bottoms of Rails) 4 – 1×3 @ 11 1/2″ (End of Rails – Front and Back rails) 1 – 3/4″ Plywood or MDF @ 48″ x 80″ (Front Plywood) 8 – 1×3 @ 68 1/2″ (Legs) 1 – 1×3 @ 75″ (Top Front Trim) 2 – [...]

DIY Yabba Dabba Toddler Car

June 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

by lemaster63 I have a 20 month old grandaughter and a 14 month old grandson who are dressing up as Pebbles and Bambam for Halloween. I decided they needed a Flintstone Car to complete the look. This is how I made it… Step 1: Log Sides Using a cartoon picture of the Flintstone’s Car I drew out the sides on 1/2″ plywood making them the same width as a large swim noodle and scaled the length to match. Once cut these plywood pieces would provide the shape of the log sides and determine the scale of the rest of the car. Next I cut a large 4″ swim noodle in half using a table saw. After doing some basic shaping of the swim noodle with a large bread knife my daughter coated both the noodle and plywood with contact cement. I then bonded the two pieces together which provided the contour of the log sides. After the glue was completely dry I did a little more shaping and trimming with the bread knife. I then coated the entire noodle side with Bondo-Glass (available at [...]