Build Basic DIY Kitchen Island by Nevin - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   Can you guys believe this awesome DIY Kitchen Island build by Nevin B. in Ontario?!? Finding his email in my inbox complete with his sweet kitty made my day!  He used our DIY Kitchen Island plans to complete the build, saying;   “Plans were great and went along with my initial ideas.  Painting furniture was new for me.  When sanding between coats make sure to lightly hand sand.  Final coat should be long brush strokes to eliminate lines… Read more »

Father's Day Football Toss by The Home Depot

Home Depot Virtual Party Father’s Day Football Toss   *This post is sponsored by The Home Depot   Let’s PARTY!!! Well, virtually anyway…So as we speak, right now, this very instant, 25 AMAZING BLOGGERS are posting their ideas for customizing this Father’s Day Football Toss made by our friends at The Home Depot!     On Saturday. June 18th at 10:00am, this fun outdoor game will be the featured build at Home Depot DIY Workshops across the nation. I know what you’re thinking…is there a… Read more »

Home Depot Workshop Announcement by Build Basic

Home Depot DIY Workshops Announcement The post is sponsored by The Home Depot     It’s that time again! Home Depot Workshop Virtual Party time! If you checked out their last virtual party, you know it’s a collaboration of some of your favorite DIY’ers all teaming up to share their individual take on a Home Depot Workshop project! In the last party, we shared customization ideas for a DIY Slatted Doormat. This time, in preparation for Father’s Day, we’re working on… Read more »

Build Basic DIY Growler Wine Holder by Tim T - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Growler (Wine) Holder     This week’s Reader Project is by Tim T. from Marblehead, Massachusetts. Tim modified our free DIY Growler Beer Tote building plans to create this beautiful wine holder for mMother’s Day. Talk about earning some brownie points!!! Tim writes;   “My only suggestion would be when you finally build it and are ready for the pipe. take the inside measurement and bring that to Home Depot or Lowe’s. When they cut the pipe, the person cutting it will… Read more »

Mother's Day Gift Guide by Build Basic - @BuildBasic

Mothers Day Gift Guide Get Mom the Right Tools     With only a few days left, don’t miss a chance to outfit your mom with the perfect “tools” for woodworking, gardening cooking, traveling, and more! Or, scroll to the bottom for some quick and easy DIY options that will melt her heart! *This post may contain affiliate links.     For the Gardener Give mom a place to sit while gardening AND a way to keep her tools off… Read more »

Kreg Jig K5MS Giveaway on Build Basic - @BuildBasic

  *This post is sponsored by Kreg Jig and contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.   GIVEAWAY UPDATE Thank you to all who entered, and a VERY SPECIAL Happy Mother’s Day to all those celebrating today! The winner of the Kreg Jig Mother’s Day Giveaway is: Matt McClimon! Congratulations, Matt! Of course, if you didn’t win, you can always click HERE to get your own Kreg Jig! Sure your… Read more »

Build Basic DIY Outdoor Storage Box by Ronan M - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Outdoor Storage Box This week’s Reader Project is by Ronan M from North Carolina. Ronan used our free DIY Outdoor Storage Box building plans to create this build, complete with perfectly-spaced pocket holes! Thanks for sharing you photos with us, Ronan!   Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic? Email them to for a chance to be featured!   And in case you missed it, here’s the original post and plans for this project:  

Build Basic DIY Kitchen Island by Ron C - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   You guys are seriously taking these reader projects to a whole new level. Getting an email from Dawn and Ron in Knoxville, Tennessee with these photos of their BEAUTIFUL DIY Kitchen Island almost made me tear up. I just pictured their family and friends gathering around the island, and felt so honored to have played some tiny part in that. Scroll down to see more amazing photos of their build, and to get the free plans for… Read more »

Build Basic DIY Round Mirror Frame by Katie K - Reader Project

Reader Project DIY Round Mirror Frame   Remember waaaay back when I participated in the One Board Challenge and built a DIY Round Mirror Frame using just ONE 1 x 6 board? Well, it looks like the free plans went to great use by Katie K. because her mirrors—she built TWO—turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL!   Katie writes: “I actually ended up making it twice; the first time around I used poplar wood and it was a bit of a struggle cutting… Read more »