Books

Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture

Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion

Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects

Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale

A Splintered History of Wood

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK

Spike's Blog

A UNIQUE SORT OF OUTBUILDING

Check out the June/July 2020 issue of Mother Earth News (the magazine which published the first article I ever wrote 30 years ago) for this unique sort of animal shelter/ playhouse/ woodshed/ storage barn. Made of stacked landscape timbers by yours truly

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The magazine continues to pump out great stuff—and very timely given the surge in growing it yourself and doing it yourself!!


Spike's Projects

TIC-TAC-TOE SHELF

A unique project made from 4 (almost) identical boards

LEOPOLD BENCH: 6 boards, 60 minutes, 1 comfortable bench

This is one of the simplest furniture projects you'll ever find. All you need are a drill, circular saw (or jigsaw) a few boards and a handful of exterior screws. If you have doubts about your wherewithal, see page 4. Great for the garden or anywhere in the great outdoors. 

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