Create a great place for potting plants and gardening chores by building this tough, good-looking potting bench. This one is built from cedar to hold up to years of use outdoors. It looks so good that you might decide to use it as a serving station on your deck or patio, too. Get the free DIY plans at buildsomething.com
"New Jersey Concealment Furniture. The designers have created not just just one or two pieces, but an entire range of furniture dedicated to concealed firearms storage." Not that you need to them for just firearms. They're automatically cool because of the hidden compartments.
Mark's sawhorse plan Go get two 12-ft. 2x4s and one 10-ft. 2x4. Using 16d nails or 3-in. screws, assemble the three boards that make up the I-beam. Attach the legs, using a framing square to square the legs to the beam. Attach the rails last. You're done, so get to work. Mark Petersen is a Contributing Editor at The Family Handyman.