The rich-looking, well-oiled tones of butcher-block countertops add warmth to a kitchen, and they're easy to install yourself. We show you how here. | Photo: Kolin Smith | thisoldhouse.com
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A covered deck is the perfect setting for pieces like this coffee table with sawhorse-style legs. You can assemble one for less than $150. For the legs, use galvanized-steel sawhorse brackets, about $3 per pair, boxed out with 2x4s. Top them with Numerär beech butcher block, from about $130; ikea.com. | Photo: Tria Giovan/GAP Interiors
Build your own Adirondack chair in less than a day with our easy-to-follow instructions. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com |
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This handsome and durable DIY kitchen island prep station is simple to build out of standard lumber or easy to find through kitchen retailers. Put in some work this weekend with projects from our Pinterest board DIY Inspiration. | Illustration: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com
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Build a handsome trestle-and-slat design picnic table and benches with our easy-to-follow instructions, diagrams and video. | Photo: Kolin Smith | thisoldhouse.com