Mud Kitchen

The best part of the kitchen is the sink!  Right?  

My kids have always loved play kitchens, and I’ve built many.  But not having a working sink with real running water always required alot of imagination.

Then I discovered the MUD KITCHEN!!! 

Mud Kitchen Features

  • Real working sink that hooks up to a garden hose
  • Faucet cannot be left on – automatically turns off when not actively in use
  • Drain water can be reused
  • Hooks for storing pots, pans and utensils
  • Removeable “stove” pieces to customize use (ie use as a potting bench or rock cleaning and paint station)
  • Storage shelf
  • Easy to customize and decorate
  • Sturdy construction using time tested methods suitable for outdoor use
  • Cedar flat surfaces will last longer
  • About $50 in new materials to build 
  • Simple construction that most anyone can tackle with a few tools

We LOVE this mud kitchen as is, but I did want to mention my six year old son thought it would make a fantastic fish cleaning station.  He also is washing rocks and painting them.  I could also see this used as a child’s potting bench, serving area for kids, lemonade stand, or wildflower florist station.  The options are endless!

Video Tutorial

I did a video tutorial of this build, please take a moment to watch before you tackle this project:

Mud Kitchen Plans

The mud kitchen plans follow, please share a photo if you build – we love seeing your projects.

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Garden Tool Storage

Garden Tool Storage Features

  • Sturdy 2×4 construction can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Can be painted or stained to match exterior siding
  • As shown, fits up to 20 tools of varying sizes easily! (16 shown on the rack)
  • About $10 to build
  • Easy to customize for YOUR tools and YOUR space
  • Hang by handle, or upside down, so works with almost any tool
  • Super easy build out of just two 2x4s – make it in about 10 minutes!

garden tool storage front view

From the front, the garden tool rack looks all neat and organized, with the handles all lined up perfectly –

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But it holds a TON of tools – up to five tools slot!

garden tool rack

We love that it is sturdy and EASY to put tools away.  Now swinging tools or wobby hooks, or having to slide handles into little holes upside down.  This project is designed to be user friendly, so it actually gets used!

Video Tutorial

In this video I show you how I built mine by laying it out first, and then assembling.  Please take a quick second to watch!

Ready to Build?  Here’s the Plans!

We’ve prepared plans below for exactly as shown in the photos – but of course, please, modify to suit your needs and space.

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Small Gable Roof Greenhouse

Building your own greenhouse is possible!  For about $1000 – roughly 1/3 the cost of purchasing a greenhouse kit (that you still have to build anyways) we were able to help our uncle build a new greenhouse!

greenhouse plans

We are THRILLED with how this one turned out!  

greenhouse raised beds

It is a JOY to walk inside this little greenhouse.  

You can watch us build it in this video:

For this plan, we created a premium version that is very detailed (and took alot of time to create) that you can find here.

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