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 »

DIY Paintstick Basket by Gayle M. - Build Basic Reader Project Photo Credit: Brooks Scribner Photography

Reader Project DIY Paint Stick Basket     The DIY Paint Stick Basket is notoriously one of my most favorite projects here on Build Basic because of how easily it comes together to create a rustic, elegant impact in any space. When I created the project, it was my dream that I would someday see it used in a setting as beautiful as Bailey and Matt’s wedding. A huge thank you to the mother of the bride, Gayle, M. for sharing… Read more »

Build Basic Reader Project - DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game by Missy W. -

Reader Project DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game (*This post contains affiliate links)     Missy W. from Florida knocked it out of the park when she used our DIY Four-in-a-Row Yard Game building plans to create hours of fun at a family party. Missy writes;   “This was my first shot at cutting so many holes. I love using my Ryobi Drill and purchased a few of the Milwaukee Hole Dozer’s and dove right into the hole cutting!  After my first 3, I had caught on to the… Read more »

Build Basic Reader Project - DIY Kitchen Island by Vince and Liz

Reader Project DIY Kitchen Island   Check out the BEAUTIFUL Kitchen Island made by Build Basic readers Vince and Liz using our free plans for the DIY Kitchen Island project!   I especially love the look of the white cabinets with the warm granite, and the addition of an outlet on the side of the island! P.S. I’m obsessed with the pendant lights…just saying… Thanks for sharing, Vince and Liz. Fantastic work!   Have you completed a project using building plans from Build Basic?… Read more »

DIY Workshops Announcement by Build Basic @BuildBasic

Home Depot DIY Workshops Announcement The post is sponsored by The Home Depot   It’s OFFICIAL!!!! (Because cookies make things official, amiright?) I’ve been selected by The Home Depot to be a 2016 DIY Workshops Ambassador! Whaaaat! Excitement doesn’t even begin to describe!   If you’ve never attended a Home Depot Workshop, just imagine hanging out with great people who show you how to use tools, fix things around your house, and even build projects from scratch…for free. Seriously. If… Read more »