What can you accomplish in a single day? A heckuva lot—if this time-focused issue of Do It Yourself is any indication. Simply pick your project, gather the right supplies, and go!
If you can find a few hours this evening or weekend, we’ve got a project you’re going to love. Cast a lightweight concrete lampshade or bench base in a few hours (“Take a Seat,” page 98). Build one of three cozy outdoor fire pits in an afternoon (“Fire Side,” page 62). Customize a sheet of plywood into five different headboards before bedtime (“ZZZs, Please,” page 68). And fill in any remaining free time with one of a half dozen clever pillow upgrades (“Identity Swap,” page 58).
So clear your calendar, make your DIY to-do list, and prepare for major change this weekend.