Building Unique and Useful Kids' Furniture

A Splintered History of Wood

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Cabin Lessons: A Nail-by-Nail Tale

Ridiculously Simple Furniture Projects

Woodworking FAQ: The Workshop Companion

Spike's Blog

For the Love of Wood—Cottage Life video—with Spike

A film crew from Cottage Life—a Canadian DIY program—bopped down to our cabin this summer to film a few things and do a brief interview for inclusion in "For Love of Wood." Lots of inspirational woodworkers, projects and thoughts. You can check it out by clicking here

Spike's Projects

THE "THING" — It's SPRING! Time to rock & roll

The THING is for spring. Kids can rock on it, climb over it, play under it and let their imaginations soar. Complete instructions right here, right now. 

"Houdini" levitating wine bottle holder

This may perhaps be the simplest gift project of all time. You need 1 x 6 x 12" board, drill, jigsaw and about 1/2 hour of time (maybe a little more on your first one.) Instead of giving just a bottle of wine, give a magical bottle!