Category Archives: DIY

Easter Craft and Decorating Ideas

Turn your home into an Easter Bunny's paradise Grab your creativity and find the project that best suits your decoration needs. You are sure to find something that is easy and fun and will allow you to create beautiful decorations that you are sure to want to show off this Easter. These colorful, fun and…
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Wood Joinery – Pocket Joint

Pocket joints are nothing more than a screw that is driven diagonally through one board into another. Pocket joints are very similar to dowel joints and mortise & tenon joints. To create a proper pocket joint, the path for the screw must be pre-drilled to avoid splitting the head piece. While this can be done…
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DIY – Modern Concrete Fire Pit

So, let's build our own DIY concrete fire pit, yes? This version is cast of affordable, weather-resistant concrete that creates a sleek, modern look. It's portable but sturdy, and uses gel fuel, making it possible to have a quick 30-minute post grill session fire. It take a bit of care and proper prep, but this…
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DIY Garden Tower – Container Garden and Composter

How to make your own garden tower The Garden Tower allows you to grow up to 50 food-producing plants in 4 square feet. Here’s an innovative, space-saving, DIY gardening solution. A self-sustaining planter that’s perfect for a small yard, patio or urban rooftop. The tower is a variation on the vertical gardening concept. Kitchen scraps…
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DIY – Pallet Box Planter

Cascading Flower Pallet Box Planter How to built a large pallet planter box out of old pallets Cut List 4 - 2" x 4" x 40" - legs 2 - 2" x 2" x 15" - bottom support 4 - 1" x 4" x 36" bottom 1 - 1" x 1 1/2" x 36" bottom 40"…
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How to Remove Mould and Mildew from Walls

Are you looking for tips on how to get rid of mould and mildew on your walls? Read on for handy hints on how to clean mould - and keep it from coming back! Mould and mildew are the bane of most households, but luckily, it's possible to use everyday cleaning products to banish and…
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DIY – Island Bed with Retaining Wall Bricks

Island bed? What is that? No, it isn’t a bed with palm trees. An island bed is a bed not connected to anything, such as your foundation or property line. It exists as an island, alone in a sea of grass. This blog post will be about how to make a island bed with retaining wall…
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DIY – Garden Love Seat

This slatted garden bench makes the perfect garden love seat.   You will need: 1 of 900 x 900mm 16mm marine plywood* 7 of 20 x 94mm PAR pine - cut to 1040mm length 12 of 20 x 69mm PAR pine- 3 cut to 1000mm length- 9 cut to 1040mm length 5 x 50mm cut…
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DIY – How to Make Perfect Picnic Folding Stool

This simple Picnic Folding Stool  made from two pieces of dimensional pine can help solve seating shortages at your next gathering – and it folds neatly away for the next get-together. All you need is a 4' 1x8, an 8' 1x4, some 3⁄8" x 11⁄4" bolts and 3⁄8" nuts and washers, and a basic set of…
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Wood Joinery – Half-Lap Joint

The half-lap joint is where half of each of the two boards being joined is removed, so that the two boards join together flush with one another. This type of wood joinery can obviously weaken the strength of the two adjoining boards, but also is a stronger joint than butt joints. There are a number…
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Wood Joinery – Mitered Butt Joint

The butt joint is the most basic woodworking joint, where two pieces of wood are butted together (most often at a right angle to one another). The butt joint isn't the most prettiest of joints, since the end grain of one of the two boards will be visible. When you want a more attractive option,…
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How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed

Tips How to Build a U-Shaped Raised Garden Bed Creating your own home garden is not always an easy task, but with this DIY U-Shaped garden, it will be easier than you may have thought. Not only is the soil quality better in a raised garden, it will drain better as well. If you have short…
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How to Install a Pet Door

Pet doors are easy to install and can create a lot of convenience for pets and owners alike. Giving your pets easy access to a fenced yard can save you from the need to participate in every bathroom break and help keep dogs and cats active and healthy. For safety and security, most pet doors…
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DIY River Stone Doormat

DIY River Stone Doormat How to Make a DIY River Stone doormat. Here's the coolest doormat ever, and you can easily make one yourself! This is a great idea. Buy yourself a plain door mat with no decoration. Make sure it has holes to let water drain through. Gather a bunch of river stones (wash them…
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Two Food-Safe Wood Finishes Everyone Should Know

There are many great reasons why every woodworker should learn how to use food-safe wood finishes. Many wood finishes contain toxic drying agents. Some people are sensitive to chemicals. Sometimes you just want to apply a finish, and have a little peace of mind. Never fear. There are many excellent non-toxic wood finishes. My go-to…
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How to Paint Outdoor Furniture?

Give your outdoor furniture a refreshing new look with a repainting project. When doing a painting project, there are a number of things to consider. Add temperamental weather and all the other elements and your list is multiplied. Here we’ll try to answer common questions about how to paint outdoor furniture. What supplies do you need…
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