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Portable Workbench “Woodshop in a Box”

This portable workbench stores the tools with it!  It can be stored under the bed, and easily pops up to become a sturdy workbench.  We love it for builders in apartments, small spaces, or on the go.  

You can build this portable workbench for about $40 with basic tools.  This is a quick and easy project with free step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list and video tutorial.  

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide for DIYers

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:21

Do you have a DIYer on your Christmas List?  Know someone that wants to start working on projects but doesn't have the tools?

Christmas is the best time to buy tools because they are on sale - that's why I'm getting my Holiday Gift Guide out before Black Friday - so you can plan your shopping now.

Toy Makeup Set

This toy makeup set keeps everything together and carries like a lunchbox; it folds open for unlimited pretend play!  Make it with scrap wood (or new wood pieces under $20).  This is a beginner woodworking projects and is easy to build.  Our free plans include step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list.

Built and photographed by Jaime Costiglio for Handbuilt Holiday 2019

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Pretend Play Market with Roll-Out Check Stand

Wheel out the check stand and open for business!  This pretend play set is perfect for imaginative play - play market, store, post office, bakery - anything they can dream up! 

Build it exactly how you want with our free plans - including step by step diagrams, shopping and cut list.

Built by Jaime Costiglio for Handbuilt Holiday 2016 

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Modern Play Table with Storage

Build this modern play table with our free plans.  We've designed this plan to be easy to build - so even a novice DIYer can tackle.  Step by step plans with video tutorial and diagrams from

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