Just the thing where living quarters are compact, this space-saving dinette table has a built-in chest of drawers, accessible from either end. in which linens and tableware can be kept handy. Folded, it forms a slender cabinet that can be set out of the way.
When open, you have a full-size table accommodating six persons. By providing a cupboard under the drawers, a storage space can be had which will accommodate four folding card-table chairs. Construction is not difﬁcult, and where plywood is not available, glued-up panels of solid stock can be substituted
These plans were published in the 1943 July edition of Popular Mechanics and as usual you can download them for free by clicking the icon below
Again DIY Sunday bring you plans for a project that in all honestly might take you a little longer than a Sunday afternoon. On the other hand, a houseboat might last you for the rest of your life. Vacation after vacation spent on lovely floating living quarters you have built yourself.
And as usuall you can download the plans for free simply by clicking the icon below
I guess the hardest part of this project is to get hold of a cigar box. Smokers are as we all know a dying breed. Anyway, the project was published in the 1917 September edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download the plans in pdf by clicking the icon below
Should your little’uns be fascinated by art deco and functionalist architecture or just fancy a great dollhouse, here’s your chance to build them one. The plans were published in Popular Mechanics in 1937 and as usuall, you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below
A set of plans for a couple of really nice retro porch chairs for you here. The plans were published in the May 1952 issue of Popular Mechanics and you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below
I admit that building a log cabin this size might take a little more than a Sunday, even a little more than a few Sundays. But think of how proud you will feel when it is finished. The plans were published in Popular Mechanics in 1983 and you can download them in pdf format by clicking the icon below
If you live in a small flat this is just the thing for you. Fold down the nook, have your meal and fold the nook back up against the wall. The plans were published in the 1941 March edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download them by clicking the icon below
Building a scrolled bookshelf with drawers is a lot easier than building a tear drop camper like the one I posted last Sunday, but it takes some practice as well. But I’m sure you will fix it. The plan were featured in the 1951 November edition of Popular Mechanics and you can download it in pdf format by clicking the icon below
A streamlined home on wheels thats light and easily towed; has a double-berth and complete kitchenette.
Getting away from it all doesn’t mean giving up the comforts of home, for with this compact camp trailer you bring them right along with you. As it’s only a fraction of the size and weight of a full-grown trailer, you can take this 10-ft. tourer wherever a car will go. And when you reach some ideal spot beside a lake or stream, up goes the hood over the kitchenette and in a matter of minutes there’s an appetizing meal cooking away on the pullout stove.
Let’s be honest, it lacks some of the comforts of a a modern camper, but who cares. This is retro camping at its best. Download the plans and set to work and you’ll have this nifty teardrop ready for the summer holiday. Hit the icon below and download these plans published in Mechanix Illustrated in September 1947 now.
As we all know, summer is right around the corner here on the Northern Hemisphere so what could be better to start up with in the workshop than building a classic English Punt. The perfect vessel for quiet rivers and shallow ponds. Plans in pdf can be downloaded by clicking the icon below
This plan was published in Popular Mechanics back in 1942
Kettles and other seldom-used utensils stored on high cupboard shelves are reached easily with this double-duty stool, which opens up into a sturdy 40-in. step-ladder. Except for the seat, plywood may be used entirely or combined with solid stock. Run the grooves for the treads in the side panels ﬁrst, then tack both together and saw out the section that swings up on top of the seat. Glue and screw the treads in place and hinge the two-part seat to bring both sections ﬂush when folded. Rubber-headed tacks will keep the stool from slipping on waxed ﬂoors.