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
Constrictor Knot- used to tie a smaller rope to a larger one, or to tie a rope to a stake or pole; a substitute for whipping; as a lashing for light construction; as a hose clamp. A secure nonslip knot; difficult to untie without cutting. (the substitute)
The trucker’s hitch is a compound knot that functions as a kind of pulley affording a mechanical advantage effectively tripling the amount of pull on the working end. Use the trucker’s hitch when tightening up tarp lines, securing loads or making bundles.