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DIY Project Picks of the Month

posted January 9, 2019

For most of us, patio season can’t come soon enough! But that doesn’t mean you have to hang up your tool belt for the rest of winter. There are still plenty of indoor DIY woodworking projects you can build for the inside of your home. Here, then, are five projects that will enhance the beauty of your home and keep your building skills sharpened during the off-season.

Photo: RogueEngineer.com

  1. Wall Planter  – Why wait until summer to start cooking with fresh herbs again? Designed by Rogue Engineer, this funky little wall-mounted planter box is compact enough to work indoors. But it also works outdoors. That’s because it’s made with naturally rot-resistant Western Red Cedar, so you can let it weather naturally without any chemical finishes. Bon appetit!

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2. Bath Caddy  – After another hectic holiday season, you deserve a long luxurious hot bath. Imagine reading a book by candlelight with a glass of wine. You can create this spa-like experience right in the comfort of your own home with a deluxe caddy. And this one, designed by Sawdust Girlis an easy build because it’s made with beautiful Western Red Cedar, which lays straight, holds fasteners like dream and doesn’t warp in humid environments. That’s why cedar is the No. 1 choice for building saunas and hot tubs. See where to find materials for this project here.

Photo: TheMerryThought.com

3. Bath Mat – This super chic bath mat not only absorbs moisture, it gives you a mini foot massage every time you step out of the tub. We love the Merry Thought‘s super simple design too – perfect project for DIY beginners. And it will last you a long time. That’s because it’s Western Red Cedar, which is naturally resistant to rot, decay and insects, so it’s ideal for bathrooms and outdoor showers.

Photo: RealCedar.com

4. Cedar Barn Door  – Whether you own a traditional home or a funky loft, a sliding barn door is a great way to separate rooms without closing them off with more walls. Think of these as design features that serve a function and instantly add character and charm to any office or home space. Real Cedar is the perfect material for this build because of its natural warmth, texture and beauty. Watch the how-to video now and/or download free and easy step-by-step instructions here.

Photo: Ana-White.com

5. Mudroom Bench – Need to take a load off while you peel off all those winter layers? A mudroom bench is a great solution. Check out Ana White‘s rustic hall tree design. It  calls for the timeless beauty of Western Red Cedar, so it’s going to add a lot of warmth and texture to your home. And because Real Cedar is such a top-performing building material, it’s also ideal perfect for contemporary outdoor benches like this planter bench and this storage bench.