A bench is a great entry-level piece of furniture to build. It's useful and not as difficult to make as a chair. You can easily build a plank-seat bench, like one of the wonderful designs Joel showed us in Tools & Craft; you could upholster it if you've g
The Garden Igloo Kit. in a few different versions. could be a greenhouse +/or alternative to tent accommodations to house a few more summer retreatants. not particularly cost effective though, in my humble view.