Get Inspired | May 13, 2021

DIYs for Dad: 3 Gifts You Can Build for Father’s Day

Finding the perfect Father's Day gift for the extraordinary dads in your life can be stressful. You know he'll love anything you give him, whether it's a handmade card, a new tie, or that new tool he's been eyeing. If you can't decide on something to buy, you can melt his heart with a handmade gift that you've built yourself or gather the tools and materials to make something together. Part present, part project—here are three DIYs that you can take on together this Father's Day. 

So for all the dads who love to build, the weekend warriors who spend their Saturdays at the hardware store, or those who appreciate something handmade more than something bought—these three DIY gift ideas will keep on giving. Keep reading to get the project plans, tools, materials, cut list, step-by-step instructions, and more.

DIY Grill Cart

Difficulty: Advanced
If your dad is the family's grill master, this custom grill cart will take his grilling station to the next level. The counter height top is ideal for prepping ingredients. It has two drawers to help keep grill accessories neatly stowed, a deep bottom shelf, lots of hooks to hang utensils, and wheels, so it's easy to roll around. Read this blog to see how we built it and follow the step-by-step instructions to make your own.

DIY Silverware Caddy

Difficulty: Beginner
This DIY wooden caddy may remind your dad of an old wooden toolbox that your great grandfather would've carted around. It's multifunctional—use it as a catchall for easy-to-lose items (like nails and screws), to store small hand tools, or hold to your favorite 6-pack of brews (did we mention the bottle opener on the side?). We think it makes the perfect BBQ accessory to hold silverware, napkins, cups, condiments, and anything else you need for outdoor dining. Check out this blog for all the details on how to build your own, including project plans, tips, and more.

DIY Hammock Stand

Difficulty: Intermediate
For the dads who love to relax or are always looking for an excuse to get outside, a backyard hammock gives them a place to chill out when the recliner just isn't cutting it. This DIY hammock stand is a great solution for yards without many trees. All you need is a hammock, hanging kit, 4x4 posts, and some cement to get started. Check out this blog for the step-by-step instructions and a list of materials and tools you need to make sure your hammock is stable and secure!

This Father's Day, take your gift-giving to the next level and surprise your spouse, dad, brother, uncle, or any other father figure with the gift of quality time spent together, building something you'll both use and cherish for years to come. If you do any of these DIY projects for dad or with dad, we'd love to see—tag your pictures with #DoItWithHART.

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