A Jack and Jill and Jerry seat?

Way back I made a Jack and Jill seat out of cheap lumber (as I do). It is our (myself and my wife’s) most used seat. A place for a relax with a cup of coffee most mornings. At times someone will comes by for a chat. But there’s no accommodation for a third wheel. … Read more

A table fit for a feast

Christmas is looming and Christmas day plans are being put in place. My contribution is to build an outside table for the occasion. So! What could I put together using the cheapest lumber possible? An idea came to mind using rough sawn treated pine. In fact, 2×3 (75 x 50mm) fence rails. That was the … Read more

So, What do I actually do?

In between retirement and family time, this is what I do – I make things and write about it. When I make stuff The making usually begins with an “eye-spy with my little eye” on something I like and would like to make. Then I draw up some initial work plans and do the build. … Read more

New build-a-shed project

New project added – Build an 8×4 shed. How to build an 8×4 (2400mm x 1200mm) wooden shed. I made this shed for a friend back in the beginning of 2018, and it proved so useful I decided to put the project to print. At the time I had some fencing materials at my disposal, … Read more

Coronavirus Ladybug

During a self isolating period after family returning from overseas – what better way to keep the youngest occupied than to make a ladybug.

Never too young to build

My Son wanted a small planter box. My Grandson Carter wanted to make him one. A simple enough project and I will post the dimensions and instructions online in due course.