DIY Volleyball Four Square Game

My daughter has been seeing the ads for the Crossnet game – a combination of volleyball and four square, but it is speedy and sold out, so I thought we’d just use some hardware store supplies and make her one.

DIY Volleyball Four Square Game Features

  • Fun, active game that only needs four players, but more can play 
  • Needs less space to play so perfect for small yards
  • Super easy and quick to make using basic off the shelf materials
  • About $20 in supplies
  • Renewable, biodegradeable wood won’t live forever in a landfill
  • It’s repairable and repurposeable
  • Adjustable heights for the four square ropes
  • Easy to set up, take down and put away 

How to Make this Volleyball Foursquare Game

In our video tutorial we show you how we made this game

Playing Based Off Four Square Rules

Our kids play volleyball four square using the same rules that they learned on the playground for four square.  Here’s a great guide on four square rules.

Farmhouse Console Table

We’ve taken one of our most popular plans, the Rustic X Console, and made it outdoor friendly and NOT require a pocket hole jig!

How is the Farmhouse Console Table different than the Rustic X?

  • Faster and easier to build – just screw together.  No pocket holes required.
  • A little less expensive to build since no 1x12s are used
  • Very easy to modify the size
  • Slatted shelves
  • Will have exposed screw holes (Rustic X uses pocket holes so all screw holes are hidden)
  • Will be slightly heavier overall (both are solid wood so quite heavy)

Video of Matching Coffee Table Build

To see how this console table is put together, please watch our video on the matching Farmhouse Coffee Table.  The construction techniques are the same.  This video is especially helpful for cutting the X on the end.

The plans for the matching Farmhouse Coffee Table are here.

Is there a matching End Table Plan too?

Yes!  We posted plans for the matching end table in two size options here.

Farmhouse Console Table Plans

One of our readers, Jessica, was kind enough to build and photograph this project for you!  Jessica did say the many shelf pieces were a little tedious to add (there’s alot of them!) but she had alot of fun building it and did an amazing job!

farmhouse console table  

First, she built the legs.  Notice how the top and bottom horizontal pieces over extend past the leg?

farmhouse console table

That is so it’s easy to connect to the other legs! Then, just flip it over and attach the top –

farmhouse console table build it yourself diy

This is nice because there’s no screw holes in the top.

farmhouse console table diy

She opted to use pocket holes (optional) for attaching the bottom shelf boards.

farmhouse console table diy

There is alot of shelf boards, so this will be the most time consuming part.  Just hang in there and get it done!

farmhouse console table diy

Here it is unfinished.

farmhouse console table diy

We love the two tone finish that Jessica did.  This piece is beautiful!  

Your turn now!  The free plans are below, enjoy!

Easy Build DIY Planter Box

DIY Planter Box Features

  • Simple modern farmhouse design, perfect for decks, front porches, or bringing structure to your outdoor space
  • Paint or stain any color you like
  • Easy to build design uses just a few basic tools
  • Optimized plans leave you minimal scraps to deal with later
  • Built primarily with cedar fence pickets, so naturally rot resistant and inexpensive

Video Tutorial to Build These DIY Planter Boxes

Tall Wood Planters

These tall wood planters are so stylish and beautiful!  You’ll love that they are inexpensive and quick to build – this is an easy way to add curb appeal or freshen up your outdoor space.

I built both of these tapered wood planters for about $50 total!  And each planter only took about half an hour to build (including the cutting!)

tall wood planters

In this project, we make building the tall wood planters with tapered sides easier because you cut them out all at once.  Please take a second to watch the video – it will all make sense in the video:

Build your own tall wood planters with our free plans below.