DIY Sunday – Kick-Katamaran

DIY Sunday - Kick-Katamaran

It may not look like neither the safest nor the most comfortable
of vessels, but I’m sure it will be great fun once you get it on
the water. The plans were published in the 1944 July edition
of Popular Mechanics and as usual you can download
them in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – New England Foot Rocker

DIY Sunday - New England Foot Rocker

These plans were published in the 1944 December issue of
Popular Mechanics and as usual, you can download them
in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Table Top Golf Game

DIY Sunday - Table Top Golf Game

Plans for a miniature nine-hole table top golf course
for yours and your family’s entertainment can be
yours simply by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – Small Cabinet-Table

DIY Sunday - Small Cabinet-TableJust 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

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DIY Sunday – Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

DIY Sunday - Modern Corner Desk in Plywood

Plans for a space saving desk for small flats or cabins published
in the 1943 January issue of Popular Mechanics. And as usual
you can download the plans simply by clicking the icon below

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DIY Sunday – The Houseboat “Coolwater”

DIY Sunday - The Houseboat “Coolwater”

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

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DIY Sunday – Homemade Havaiian Ukelele

DIY Sunday - Homemade Havaiian Ukelele

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

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DIY Sunday – Plywood Doll House

DIY Sunday - Plywood Doll House


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

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DIY Sunday – Folding Porch Chairs

DIY Sunday - Folding Porch Chairs

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

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DIY Sunday – Build a Log Cabin

DIY Sunday - Build a Log Cabin

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

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DIY Sunday – Breakfast Nook that Folds Flat Against The Wall

Breakfast Nook - Popular Mechanics March 1941

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

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DIY Sunday – Scrolled Bookshelf

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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

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DIY Sunday – Build a Teardrop Camper

DIY Sunday - Build a Teardrop Camper

A streamlined home on wheels that’s 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.

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DIY Sunday – English Punt

English Punt

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

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DIY Sunday – Colonial Bric-a-Brac Shelf

DIY Sunday - Colonial Bric-a-Brac Shelf

This plan for an old-fashioned shelf was published in the 1942 October
issue of Popular Mechanics and you can download the plan
in pdf format by clicking the icon below

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