Why do we get into Backyard Astronomy? After all, we can see better images online or in magazines and books than we can with inexpensive equipment. But that's not the same. We do it because we want to see it first hand, and to do it ourselves. This DIY attitude will lead most backyard astronomers to build things themselves, mostly for the sake of doing it themselves. But in many cases, it can also save money. The following are some of my projects, presented to provide ideas and incentive for others to be creative.