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les kenny Welcome to leskenny.com, an online store where I sell my latest downloadable project plans. My name is Les Kenny. I’m a husband, a father of four, and a proud grandfather of seven. I have a passion for woodworking and outdoor projects, which I design, build, and write about.

I have been online in this field for nearly a quarter-century.

Here, you’ll find my latest project plans and it’s where my future project plans will be listed. These plans are “do-it-yourself” outdoor woodworking projects available in downloadable PDF format.

Whether you enjoy making things, want to try your hand at woodworking, or prefer having someone else create the projects for you, these plans are ideal for all. Each download contains plan drawings, pictures, and step-by-step building instructions, spanning between 11 and 40 pages.

To accommodate different measurement preferences, all the dimensions in the plans are provided in both inch (standard) and metric (mm) units.

My Online Timeline Bio:
A quarter-century online

A builder by trade, as a hobby, I enjoyed designing and making woodworking projects. In 2001, I founded the DIY website ‘buildeazy’ to showcase my projects and show people how to make them.

Buildeazy was one of the first platforms to offer free plans and, in its heyday, consistently ranked among the top three search results on Google, often being number one.

I populated and ran Buildeazy for 18 years as it went through various transitions, from hosting free project plans to hosting free plans with advertising and ‘plans for sale’.

Below are some highlights over the years.

In 2005, I implemented Google AdSense into buildeazy as a way to monetize my content, and it exceeded expectations making me a top Google AdSense publisher.

A video featuring me was even produced by Google AdSense in 2014, providing a glimpse into my journey. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rua3TxTYX-g

video about les kenny by google

In 2005 my daughter Roseanne Kenny and I co-authored two books released by HarperCollins Publishers in Australasia.
DIY for Kids: Book One by Les Kenny and Roseanne Kenny
DIY for Kids: Book Two by Les Kenny and Roseanne Kenny

DIY books by Les Kenny

In March 2008, one of my daughters, Angela, made a video of me that was picked for the adsense google blog. You can see it here:
https://adsense.googleblog.com/2008/03/building-with-adsense.html

video about les kenny by angela

In January 2010, I was featured in a Sunday star times article titled ‘Builder clicks into Google’s ad cash’. You can read it here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/sunday-star-times/business/3216441/Builder-clicks-into-Googles-ad-cash

feature about les kenny in the newspaper

One of my most rewarding experiences was working with a group of ‘Novice women woodworkers’, witnessing their enthusiasm and mastery over their very first woodworking project, and sharing the pleasure they showed after completing a project that they never thought they could. Most, if not all, had never used woodworking tools prior to this experience.

Below: Novice woodworkers first project:

novice women woodworkers

I sold Buildeazy in 2018. Poor health at the time (which I later overcame) was a contributing factor for selling buildeazy. Retirement was never going to be an option for me because of my desire to make things. While I now occasionally contribute projects to Buildeazy, I mainly create DIY outdoor woodworking plans for my latest three stores leskenny.com (this website), kennysyard.com, and an Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/LesKenny where my plans consistently receive five-star reviews.

Currently I am tinkering into a bit of book publishing, and next year?
I think I might retire – we’ll see’.