Hand Made Cooler from Old Pallets
The wife isn’t the only one who can repurpose old wooden pallets for DIY home projects. This manly take on pallet crafts will win her over as well, though. It’s a DIY cooler that has a built-in wine rack and cooling bucket, plus a place to store your glasses. You can think of it as a scaled-up beer cooler with a little extra class.
BBQ / Smoker Cart
Wish you had an outdoor kitchen, but prefer something that can be moved? This portable setup can be lifted or put on wheels for easier portability, depending on your Feng Shui mood that day. Just drop your propane grill top or smoker into it, and it’s almost as if you had the entire setup plumbed in.
Bottle Cap Plinko
Anyone can mount a bottle cap opener on the wall or corner of the countertop, but who can say that theirs is built into a DYI home Plinko game? All you need is a few boards, a bunch of nails, a piece of translucent plastic, and a wall mounted bottle opener, of course.
It’s art. It’s furniture. It’s…both? A tailgate bench is the perfect place to sit in your shop, garage, man cave, or back porch. There are dozens of different designs you can choose from. Some are mounted on the wall, while others are permanently perched as a bench. Who knows, you might love it so much that you want to put it in your dining room!
Spice Rack or Drink Stand
Turn old car parts into up cycled home accessories! This DIY drink holder can be a great way for your guests to serve themselves during your next back porch night, or hold your favorite marinades, spices, or BBQ sauce when it’s time to fire up the grill. You’ll be able to see what’s in front of you without having to dig through the cabinets.
The Backyard Urinal
Ok, you might need to get this one cleared with your better half, but if you’re at the deer lease or in the shop, it may not matter as much. A DIY urinal isn’t just a great place to go…it’ll be the conversation piece that everyone is drawn to when they’re stopping by for a visit. This particular DIY urinal is made out of an old keg.
Wooden Wall Ball
Corn hole isn’t the only backyard game you can build for yourself (although it is a great choice.) There’s a European wooden ball game that’s been gaining a lot of popularity as of late, and it’s easy to make on your own with a few woodworking tools. It’s called Wall Ball in English. Essentially, you use the two cords to guide the ball up the “wall” without letting it fall through the holes.
Backyard Bowling Alley
Don’t ask “Why?” Rather, ask “Why not?” Because who else do you know with a backyard bowling alley? Plus, you won’t have to walk over to set each of the pins up after your turn. Just pull the rope, and all of them will stand upright and ready for your next strike.
Walk in Gun Safe
Do you have an extra corner to spare down in your basement or garage? Just get some cinder blocks, rebar, cement, and start building your own walk in gun safe. But be careful…this DIY’er happened to get himself stuck inside for about 10 minutes before his family figured out how to get him out! We recommend not taking this one on by yourself; maybe work on it with a few of your favorite (and trustworthy) buddies.
Go Big, With a Wofati
Is your last name Underhill? Are you a hobbit at heart? Even if you’re not, a Wofati might be a fun project to build out in the back 40 or on your homestead. Since the small building is partially underground, it doesn’t need heating or air conditioning and costs only a fraction of what traditional construction projects do. Think of it as a log cabin wrapped in a pile of dirt.
Whether you’re building a Wofati or need to haul in cinder blocks for your safe, you’ll need an easy to use and reliable way to get the hard work done right. A personal sized mini-dozer is a fast and easy way to move dirt, carry weight, and squeeze into tight spots that larger equipment cannot.