Decorate that bland wall with a wooden map of your favorite country. The following do-it-yourself guide is for a map of the mainland United States, but the premise of this artwork can be applied to a variety of countries and shapes. The wooden USA wall map is measured at 4x3 feet and only weighs about 5 lbs. Items Needed 10 poplar planks 2 1/2" wide, 1/4" thick Several square dowels 1/4" wide Coping saw Wood glue Wood finish Paper tracing of the USA border Adhesive strips, picture frame hooks, or nails to hang the wall map Step 1 Set up...

A handy bottle opener needs no introduction.  However, this is no ordinary bottle opener.  This simple project will yield you one of the coolest additions to any man cave or home.  Here are some instructions on making your own fancy bottle opener with a magnetic cap catch that can easily be placed on many metal surfaces, such as your fridge full of beer. Items Needed Slab of wood Stationary bottle opener (can be purchased from multiple locations) 3 circular rare-earth magnets (can be purchased from multiple locations) Wood glue or epoxy Wood finish Drill Sandpaper Drill press or router Box...