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onager catapult launching ball

How to Build a Catapult

Step-by-step plans for an all-ages version of the Roman-Empire siege engine.

By William Gurstelle, Mary Gruber and and the Editors of Popular Mechanics
Nov 30, 2021
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chicken coop

How to Build a Backyard Chicken Coop

By Joseph Truini and / Photography by Henry Hung
magazine rack pop project

How To Build This Simple Magazine Rack

By Rosario Capotosto
folding table plans

Make This Small Table for Space-Saving Simplicity

By Thomas Klenck
poker table

Table Stakes: How To Build a Simple Poker Table

By Neal Barrett
floating shelves pop project

How To Build a Floating Shelf

By Shara McCuiston
ice cream maker plans

How To Make Your Very Own Ice Cream Maker

By James Schadewald

Make Your Own Smoker Out of a 55-Gallon Barrel

By Joe Kohl-Riggs
table for two plans

This Table for Two Resurrects a Pop Mech Classic

By Ted Kilcommons
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An Easy Workbench Anyone Can Build

By Neal Barrett

How To Make These Three Redwood Deck Planters

By Popular Mechanics Editors

How To Build a Water Balloon Launcher

By Robert and Marigold Moritz

How To Build This Cedar Privacy Screen

By Neal Barrett

How To Make a Built-In Bookshelf

By Popular Mechanics Editors
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storage bench

Hot Seat: How To Build This Great-Looking Storage Bench

By Joseph Truini
kitchen table plans

Make a Kitchen Table That Will Last Generations

By Neal Barrett

Garden All Winter With This DIY Hydroponic System

By Daniel Kluko
clean work space
From Popular Mechanics for DRYLOK

How To Turn Your Basement Into a DIY Utopia

By Ryan D'Agostino

How To Make a Picket Fence

By Ryan D'Agostino
welding cart

Building This Metal Cart Will Teach You the Basics of Welding

By Mike Allen
concrete dish

Make This Concrete Dish, a New Home for Your Keys

By Mark Melonas
log rack

Build This Log Rack Just in Time for Winter

By Roy Berendsohn and Mike Cunningham
rolling cabinet plans

Build This Rolling Cabinet for Extra Storage

By Joseph Truini
toolbox upgrade plans

Build This Modern A-Frame Toolbox

By Paul Steiner
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